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12:50 PM ET, September 9, 2011

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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
After AOL Rules Out TechCrunch Sale to Arrington, Tense Severance Negotiations Taking Place  —  AOL is still engaged in complex severance negotiations with TechCrunch founder and editor Michael Arrington, which some close to the situation warn could eventually end in court if not resolved.
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Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
Analysis: AOL's Armstrong feeling the heat with Project Devil  —  (Reuters) - Forget the Michael Arrington sideshow — AOL boss Tim Armstrong has a bigger problem, involving the “Project Devil” advertising unit.  —  Project Devil, which is a large-ad format with interactive panels that dominate a Web page …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Economist:
The books business: Great digital expectations  —  UK Only Article: standard article Issue: The new special relationship Fly Title: The books business Rubric: Digitisation may have came late to book publishing, but it is transforming the business in short order Main image …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
NI to launch new online service  —  News International advertises jobs for new online and mobile service dedicated to sport and showbiz  —  A new online and mobile service dedicated to sport and showbiz is to be launched in the wake of the closure of the News of the World by Rupert Murdoch's News International.
Discussion: paidContent, The Next Web and Medacity
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
What Publishers Can Learn From Online Retailers  —  What does content mean for online retailers, and how can publishers successfully work commerce into their websites?  Those were the questions discussed at a Financial Times panel in NYC last night.  “There are lots of things …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Hey Twitter, you are a media entity now — embrace it  —  In an informal chat at Twitter headquarters on Thursday, chief executive Dick Costolo talked about some of the numbers behind the service (as Erica reported earlier), including the fact that the network has over 100 million active users now.
Jonathan Weber / The Bay Citizen:
A Moment of Change for The Bay Citizen  —  I'm both happy and sad to announce an important change at The Bay Citizen: I have stepped down as editor in chief, and my colleague Steve Fainaru will be taking over as interim editor in chief.  I'm leaving to pursue a new opportunity, the details of which will be announced shortly.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
How to Watch the NFL on the Web, Legally, for Free  —  Remember when it seemed like this year's pro football season could be canceled or delayed because of a fight between millionaires and billionaires?  —  Phew!  The NFL kicks off tonight, on schedule, on NBC, when the Saints play the Packers.
Discussion: Company Town and New York Times
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Michael Malone / Broadcasting & Cable:
Scripps Launches Live Streaming to Mobile Devices  —  Wifi simulcast may be lifeline at times of severe weather  —  The Scripps station group has taken a major step toward keeping its viewers connected on myriad platforms, as it launches live streaming apps in its nine markets that …
Discussion: MediaPost and rbr.com
Ellie Behling / eMedia Vitals:
More apps doesn't mean more usage  —  More apps doesn't necessarily translate into more app usage, according to new research of tablet users by research firm GfK MRI.  The research also found that the app store is the main way tablet users search for apps — underscoring the need for publishers …
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Wired Magazine, Showtime Deliver Augmented Reality to Promote ‘Homeland’  —  Weeklong Glitch Now Resolved  —  With a roughly weeklong glitch now resolved, Wired magazine and Showtime are again using augmented-reality tech to let readers trigger ads by pointing their camera phones at the September issue.
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Homicide Watch D.C., buoyed by big growth, seeks a new home in a local newsroom  —  Since we last checked in with Homicide Watch D.C., Laura Amico has continued to make good on her site's promise: Mark every death. … Amico, a former newspaper reporter, has indexed the victims, suspects …
Discussion: Street Fight and TBD All News
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
CNBC survey finds news apps cannibalising websites for ‘Mobile Elite’  —  iPhone also ahead of BlackBerry as most popular personal mobile device for European business leaders  —  A survey of more than 650 European business leaders conducted by broadcaster CNBC has found that the proliferation …
Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
Social media (mostly Twitter) resources for journalists  —  Here are resources to help journalists using Twitter and other social media.  —  For the last few months, as I've been visiting Journal Register Co. newsrooms and blogging more tips for journalists using social media …
Quote and Comment:
Journalists Washing Their Hands of the Truth.  —  NPR goes all “He Said, She Said” on us.  Do they really think that fools anyone?  —  The audio clip (3:42) is an NPR report about a new set of regulations for abortion clinics that the state of Kansas has tried to put in place.
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
August ABCs: i outsells the Independent by nearly 10,000 copies  —  Alexander Lebedev's cut-price 20p title is biggest winner among national daily papers  —  i sold nearly 10,000 more copies than the Independent in August as sales of the cut-price daily begin to pull away from Alexander Lebedev's flagship sister title.
Discussion: Media Week
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Newspaper Chain Drops Righthaven — ‘It Was a Dumb Idea’  —  The new chief executive of MediaNews Group, publisher of the Denver Post and 50 other newspapers, said it was “a dumb idea” for the nation's second-largest newspaper chain to sign up with copyright troll Righthaven.
Discussion: Adweek
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Alex Goldman / On the Media:
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Paul Tash / St. Petersburg Times:
Pay for staffers at St. Petersburg Times cut five percent for five months under new cost-saving plan
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Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
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