AllThingsD Week in Review: Nokia’s Android Phone, Bitcoin Funding and Facebook the Newspaper

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
Facebook News Feed Event

Newspaper Challenge

I knew the quality of the people would be very high. The business challenges in the newspaper industry have nothing to do with the quality of the people. These are big industry-wide trends.

Jeff Bezos, talking about the Washington Post sale on “Good Morning America” last week

New York Times Website Is Down, Hackers Not Involved (And It’s Back Up)

Not hackers, at least not this time.
new york times building

ATD Week in Review: Facebook Gets More Twittery and Kara’s Open Letter to Jeff Bezos

The week in AllThingsD, in one convenient post. You’re welcome!
amazon_bezos_d

Jeff Bezos Beat Other Bidders for the Washington Post

Did Warren Buffett make a run?
amazon_bezos_d

News Byte

New York Times Hires New Ad Boss, Via Forbes

The New York Times, which has been looking for an ad sales chief since April, has filled the position: Meredith Kopit Levien, who has been heading up ads at Forbes Media for the last two years, will come to the Times next month. She’ll be tasked with turning around, or at least stabilizing, drooping ad sales for new CEO Mark Thompson.

Area Man Can’t Read Print Edition of Parody Newspaper

“It’s sad to hear but of course it makes sense. [The] Onion in print is a parody of daily newspapers and college students don’t read daily newspapers anymore.

— Onion co-founder Tim Keck, responding to news that the paper he helped start when he was a student at the University of Wisconsin will shut down its print edition in Madison, Wis.

News Byte

Gannett Buying Belo in $2.2 Billion Deal

Gannett, best known as the newspaper publisher behind USA Today, is making a big bet on TV: It is paying $1.5 billion, and taking on $715 million in debt, to acquire local station owner Belo Corp. If the deal gets regulatory approval, Gannett will nearly double its portfolio of TV stations from 23 to 43.

News Byte

Here’s the Annual D: All Things Digital Tab From the WSJ

As usual, The Wall Street Journal today published its annual pullout tab in the newspaper, which is also online, focused on some of the onstage interviews at last week’s D: All Things Digital conference. Our 11th show featured a panoply of top Internet and media execs, as well as some pretty cool demos. The Journal special section includes edited excerpts from interviews with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, SpaceX and Tesla Motors head Elon Musk, Apple CEO Tim Cook and more. You can read it all here (and complete coverage by ATD is here too, including the full videos of the conference).

News Corp. Shutters The Daily iPad App

New York Times Sees Digital Ads Droop