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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Brian Roberts: NBC, Harry Potter Ride Boost Comcast's Q3 Profit  —  Cable and entertainment giant Comcast saw its third-quarter net income soar nearly 50%, thanks to a favorable tax adjustment and improving performance at its NBCUniversal unit.  The Philadelphia company …
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Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
Cable television is dying, but cable companies are thriving  —  Cable television is dying.  But if you look at the earnings report Comcast released today, it's clear that cable companies are thriving nonetheless.  —  Over the past year, the company reports that it lost about 155,000 pay television customers.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
German publishers grudgingly allow Google to display news snippets in search results without compensation  —  German Publishers Bow To Google's Market Power In Ongoing Text Snippets Fight  —  A tug of war between Google and German publishers over how online news content is displayed …
Discussion: BuzzMachine, Gigaom and @stkonrath
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
New York Times staffers band together over buyout anxiety  —  A group of New York Times employees acted en masse to request packages detailing the buyout packages they would qualify for if they applied for them in a round of buyouts announced by the newspaper earlier this fall, several employees confirmed to Capital.
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
CBS News readies 24-hour ‘CBSN’ digital network  —  CBS News 24-hour digital news channel will be called CBSN, Capital has learned, and the network is preparing to launch a marketing campaign around it, a source told Capital, featuring the tagline “CBS News.  Always On.”
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
Roku raises $25 million amid growing competition from Amazon and Google  —  Updated at 1:45 p.m. PST with a statement from Roku.  —  Set-top box company Roku has secured a fresh $25 million round of funding, according to a SEC form D filing released today.
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Nielsen Reiterates Commitment To Digital During Q3 Earnings  —  We live in a world of media fragmentation, said Nielsen CEO Mitch Barnes during the company's Q3 earnings call.  And Nielsen, which reported Q3 revenue of $1.6 billion, a YoY increase of 13.3% (excluding its recent acquisitions …
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Microsoft ending free Xbox Music streaming Dec. 1; Music Pass still available for $9.99/month  —  Microsoft is ending free Xbox Music streaming  —  You'll need to purchase a subscription to stream songs  —  Microsoft is closing its free Xbox Music streaming service effective December 1st.
Tilmann Knoll / INMA:
Media organizations compete with and need to learn from tech start-ups in recruiting young talent  —  How much start-up culture do we need to attract young talent?  —  Young professionals seek careers in start-ups because they want to work in a creative environment while playing a direct role in shaping a company's future.
Chris Sutcliffe / TheMediaBriefing:
Global game: The internationalisation of UK newspaper audiences  —  The odds of creating a profitable digital newspaper operation in the UK look long for pretty much every national title.  Our population simply isn't that big, and unless you can sell a lot of pricey digital subscriptions, the advertising economics simply don't add up.
 
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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Tumblr uses auto play and looping on mobile to treat videos more like gifs
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Gay Alcorn / Guardian:
Lachlan Murdoch attacks special laws to jail journalists for up to 10 years
Tim Herrera / Washington Post:
Inside the contradictory world of Thought Catalog, one of the Internet's most reviled sites
Discussion: @newsliteracy
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
How Entertainment Companies Are Fighting Lawsuits Over Disclosures of Who's Watching
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Lab:
New media and legacy media came together at the second weekend-long “hackathon” hosted by the Society for News Design.
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Rhapsody revives CEO position after four-year absence, appoints David Hose as interim chief
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Reporter quits Sun-Times, cites ‘chilling effect in the newsroom’
John Otis / Committee to Protect Journalists:
How Bolivia's vice president used media to control his image—and that of the government
Ivan Nechepurenko / The Moscow Times:
Journalists move to Latvia to escape Kremlin control, launch Russian news aggregator Meduza
Alison Flood / Guardian:
UK publishes more books per capita than any other country, report shows
Discussion: Los Angeles Times