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This story was written by Alex Ferreyra.

»  Brian Tierney, owner of the debt-laden Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News, is offering creditors a $90 million cash-and-real-estate deal to clear the $300 million he owes them. [WSJ]

»  The owners of URL shortening service say they will now transfer to the public domain. This comes after they shut down—and then put it back up online—over the span of three days last week.  []

»  Gmail recently passed AOL (NYSE: TWX) to become the third-biggest email service. [TechCrunch]

»  What we can learn from sites like Gawker, magazines like Family Circle, and other media properties like HBO, Clear Channel (NYSE: CCMO) and MSLO—all of which are doing OK in the recession. [AdAge]

»  The Financial Times is reveling in its success charging customers for content when others said (and still say) it can’t be done. [NY Times]

»  Ad pages have dropped dramatically for the typically heavy September issues of fashion magazines. One reason could be fashion houses’ use of digital marketing.  [WSJ]

»  Boxee investors Bijan Sabet and Neil Sequeira on why the networks (and Hulu) should view the startup as a friend. [VideoNuze]

»  The Fox Business Channel is reportedly in negotiations to syndicate Don Imus morning show, which during some time slots has an audience too small for a Nielsen measurement. [NY Times]

»  AOLs readership is rising, even if readers of Engadget and FanHouse dont know theyre reading an AOL property. [NY Times]

By Alex Ferreyra

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