Here’s the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week’s edition, I talk about how the New York Times launches hyper-local sites right as Google’s Tim Armstrong launches Patch.com hyper-local sites — both in New Jersey. Plus, Hearst says it will develop a new e-reader device like a Kindle, but with a larger, flexible screen, likely coming from E-Ink, in which Hearst is an investor. Also covered is the recent battle between cross-media platform Boxee and Hulu, with Hulu dropping its content deal and Boxee coming up with a work-around. Check it out:

4MR 3-6-09 final.mp3

Background music is “What the World Needs” by the The Ukelele Hipster Kings via PodSafe Music Network

Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:

NY Times’ Fort Greene, NJ Local site

Patch.com

New hyperlocal battleground: New Jersey

Cosmo Publisher Plans an E-Reader of Its Own

You Can’t Keep ‘Em Down: Boxee Brings Hulu Back at ReadWriteWeb

Lady Downsize blog

Diet Bloggers Deal in Brutal Honesty in Quest for Weight Loss at MediaShift

Here’s a graphical view of last week’s MediaShift survey results:

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