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3:15 PM ET, December 7, 2011

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Thomas Catan / Wall Street Journal:
Justice Department Confirms E-Book Probe  —  WASHINGTON—The U.S. Justice Department confirmed Wednesday that it is conducting an antitrust investigation into the pricing of electronic books, the latest antitrust watchdog to probe whether there was improper collusion by publishers and Apple Inc. to prevent discounting.
Know Your Mobile:
Exclusive: Amazon Kindle Fire coming to UK in January  —  Know Your Mobile has been told Amazon's Android-powered Kindle Fire tablet will be getting a UK release date in January  —  Amazon will be bringing the Kindle Fire to the UK, a source close to the launch has informed us.
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Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:   Amazon's Kindle Fire Could Be Going International Sooner Rather Than Later
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
James Murdoch's lawyers confirm Tom Watson was put under surveillance  —  News Corp lawyers say three NI staff were involved in setting up monitoring, but it is not appropriate to name them  —  James Murdoch's lawyers have confirmed that Labour MP Tom Watson was put under surveillance for a week in 2009 …
Bloomberg:
Bloomberg News Responds to Bernanke Criticism  —  Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said in a letter to four senior lawmakers today that recent news articles about the central bank's emergency lending programs contained “egregious errors.”  —  While Bernanke's letter …
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Felix Salmon / Reuters:
Smackdown of the day: Bloomberg vs the Fed
Discussion: Erik Wemple
Binyamin Appelbaum / Economix:
Fed Lashes Out at ‘Errors’ in Reporting
Discussion: FT Alphaville and Forbes
Joel Gunter / Journalism.co.uk:
Phone hacking: Glenn Mulcaire arrested, reports suggest  —  Arrest is 18th by the Metropolitan police's phone hacking investigation Operation Weeting  —  The Metropolitan police arrested the man at an address in London at 7am today  —  Copyright: Alberto OG on Flickr.  Some rights reserved
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Sky News:   Sky Sources: Glenn Mulcaire Held Over Hacking
Oliver Duff / The Independent:
Rebekah? ‘We helped choose her police station’
Discussion: Press Gazette
Telegraph:   Andy Coulson sues News Group over refusal to pay phone hacking legal fees
Reuters:
Exclusive: Verizon to take on Netflix with Web service  —  (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc plans to launch a standalone service allowing customers to stream movies and television shows over the Web, in a fresh challenge to Netflix Inc and the traditional cable TV business, according to several people briefed on the plan.
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Verizon Won't Talk About Its Talks to Build a Netflix-Style Service.  But It Is Definitely Talking.  —  Those stories about Verizon launching its own Netflix-style video service?  Ignore them, says Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam.  Those are “all just speculation by people who like to write blogs.”
Jim O'Neill / FierceOnlineVideo:
Verizon weighed acquiring Hulu
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
Why news sites should add Facebook's new ‘Subscribe’ button  —  Facebook exec Joanna Shields just revealed at a conference that the social network is poised to roll out a “Subscribe” button that will allow users to subscribe to other users' updates.  Think of it as a Twitter “follow” button for Facebook, embeddable on any site.
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
Flipboard launches sleek iPhone app with new ‘Cover Stories’ section  —  Popular iPad news reading application Flipboard has made the move to the iPhone and while it retains its smart and simple design, it also has added a new Cover Stories section to boot.  —  Flipboard's application …
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David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Flipboard CEO's new media mission: ‘crawl the social networks’
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
Flipboard iPhone app launch takes down entire service (updated)
Steve Myers / Poynter:
No live tweeting or blogging from Jerry Sandusky preliminary hearing  —  A Pennsylvania judge has set out the rules for covering Jerry Sandusky's preliminary hearing next week.  Half of the 200 or so seats in the courtroom will be reserved for media, plus another 100 in a satellite courtroom with closed-circuit video.
Discussion: PennLive.com and mediabistro.com
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Buzz Bissinger / The Daily Beast:
How Jerry Sandusky Played The New York Times in His Interview
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Broadcasters call for action over signal interference  —  Five international broadcasters have issued a joint statement in response to ‘an increase in deliberate interference’ of their signals in the past year  —  A group of international broadcasters, including the BBC …
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Netflix CEO Compares Company To Bank Of America And Oakland A's  —  Ouch.  Reed Hastings addressed a room of investors and media experts today in a bid to reignite confidence in his company.  After his curious speech, it's unlikely many of them will be jumping back on the Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) bandwagon anytime soon.
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Curtis Cartier / Seattle Weekly:
Unlike Oregon, Bloggers Are Journalists in Washington State, Do Qualify for Legal Protections  —  ​This morning we told you about the troubling case of Crystal Cox, the Oregon blogger who was successfully sued for defamation, thanks in part to a federal court ruling that she isn't a …
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Curtis Cartier / The Daily Weekly:
Crystal Cox, Oregon Blogger, Isn't a Journalist, Concludes U.S. Court—Imposes $2.5 Million Judgement on Her
Guardian:
Leveson inquiry: NoW's Neville Thurlbeck to give evidence  —  Former News of the World chief reporter to appear next week, as will journalist who wrote Kate McCann private diaries story  —  Neville Thurlbeck, the former News of the World chief reporter, is to appear before the Leveson inquiry next week.
Discussion: Press Gazette
Patrick Meighan / My Occupy LA Arrest,:
My Occupy LA Arrest, by Patrick Meighan  —  My name is Patrick Meighan, and I'm a husband, a father, a writer on the Fox animated sitcom “Family Guy”, and a member of the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica.  I was arrested at about 1 a.m. Wednesday morning with 291 …
 
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Kris Hammond / Just to Clarify:
Why 90% of news will be computer generated in 15 years
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Telegraph completes £1m review of papers' payments
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Merrill Knox / TVNewser:
Michelle Jaconi To Helm Breaking News Unit For CNN's Washington Bureau
Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
New York Times Reveal is the mirror of the future
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
The aggregator's dilemma: How do you fairly serve your readers & the sources you rely on?
Discussion: AllThingsD and eMedia Vitals
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Campaigns Take Ad War to TV After Months of Holding Fire
Discussion: The Caucus, Guardian and Daily Dot
Paul Roderick Gregory / Forbes:
A Blogger Could Start Russia's Arab Spring
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
It's online!  Zombie ‘New York Press’ looks for recruits; owner wants it to be Bloomberg's ‘homepage’
Discussion: Gawker
David Brauer / MinnPost:
Boogaard's brain: How the New York Times got that story
Discussion: CBS Boston and Poynter
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Star Tribune's paywall is bringing in more money than it's costing in ad revenue
Discussion: BrauBlog, MinnPost and @carr2n
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
T.J. Holmes Leaving CNN
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Kids On Kindle: Amazon Starts Publishing Children's Books
 

 
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