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8:55 AM ET, February 1, 2012

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John Stevens / Daily Mail:
Email to James Murdoch telling him hacking was rife at NotW was deleted days before police launched investigation  —  An email warning James Murdoch that phone-hacking was ‘rife’ at the News of the World was deleted from his inbox days before police started an investigation into the newspaper, it was revealed last night.
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Mark Hughes / The Telegraph:
Glenn Mulcaire ordered to reveal who told him to hack phones  —  Glenn Mulcaire, the private investigator who is accused of hacking phones on behalf of the News of the World, must reveal which journalists at the now defunct Sunday title instructed him, a court ruled today.
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
Yahoo News hires Olivier Knox as its first White House correspondent  —  Yahoo News has hired Olivier Knox, Congressional correspondent for Agence France-Press, to be its White House correspondent—the first in Yahoo's 16-year history.  —  Knox—who has spent more than a decade with AFP covering politics …
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
AOL Beats Low Expectations, Increasing Ad Revenue and Slowing Total Decline in Q4 (Plus Charts!)  —  AOL said it earned 23 cents a share for the fourth quarter on revenue of $576.8 million, compared to 65 cents per share on $596 million in the same quarter a year ago.
Tom Espiner / ZDNet:
Assange's Supreme Court extradition appeal kicks off  —  Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has begun his Supreme Court bid to avoid extradition to Sweden to face questioning about allegations of sexual coercion.  —  Assange appeared relaxed as the two-day hearing began in the Supreme Court building opposite …
Discussion: Chicago Tribune
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Neil Young and the Sound of Music  —  You know what the biggest problem with music today is?  —  Sound quality.  —  That's Neil Young's take on the issue, anyway.  For years, the musician has been obsessed with improving the way modern music sounds, sonically speaking.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Amazon: Big Kindle sales, but sales and outlook fall short  —  Summary: Amazon's fourth quarter sales and outlook fall short of expectations.  Kindle sales surge.  —  Amazon's fourth quarter sales missed projections, but earnings were ahead.  The big wild card was Kindle device sales, which tripled over the holidays.
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
A new iPad app that promises a future for long-form journalism  —  Longform.org, one of the growing breed of aggregators and social sites spreading multi-thousand-word journalism around the web, announced today that it will debut an iPad app tomorrow.  —  And unlike some magazines …
John Ellis / BuzzFeed:
Big Media Is About To Pull The Plug On Newt Gingrich  —  The suits are taking charge, and they're killing the travel budgets.  Sorry Newt, Rick, Zeke!  —  Gingrich is about to lose his pack.  —  It's January 31st and it's over.  Mitt Romney has blown away the field in the Florida primary …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff: We Made $150 Million Last Year  —  When it first debuted in 2009, Vevo aspired to be a “Hulu for music.”  Today, it's exactly that: the second largest video property on the Web in the U.S., a title that — you guessed it — was once held by Hulu.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and The Wrap
Steven Mikulan / Frying Pan News:
LA Times: Layoffs, Sabotage and Suicides?  —  Ed Padgett was driving in the rain to a union meeting when the L.A. Times called to tell him he was fired.  The pressman, a third-generation Times employee, listened in shock last December to an HR woman's voice explain he was being dismissed for …
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Matthew Fleischer / FishbowlLA:
Suicides and Sabotage at the LA Times
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
The secrets of Wolf's success: CNN anchor dishes to Yahoo News on debates, the ‘Magic Wall,’ and his rigorous exercise regime  —  Wolf Blitzer, anchor of CNN's political coverage and host of “The Situation Room,” is sitting in the network's Election Center in Atlanta, awaiting results of Tuesday's Florida Republican primary.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
The New Yorker's David Remnick: Paper Magazines Are “Pretty Good Technology”  —  Quality long-form writing has a place in the Internet age, says the New Yorker editor David Remnick — and it's worth paying for.  —  Asked whether print magazines would last another 20 years, Remnick said …
Discussion: The Wrap and Poynter
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Interview: David Karp, founder of Tumblr, on realising his dream  —  The chief executive of one of the fastest-growing startups on the internet says he lied about his age and experience to woo clients  —  David Karp, the founder of the blogging platform Tumblr, was 17 when he decided to cut the apron strings and move to Tokyo.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Viacom's Philippe Dauman Says “Mob Mentality” Doomed SOPA and PIPA  —  The “mob mentality” and “unfortunate rhetoric” around the protest of SOPA and PIPA earlier this month unnecessarily polarized the copyright debate between the technology and entertainment industries, said Viacom President …
Discussion: VentureBeat and Hillicon Valley
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Jason Kilar: Hulu's 2011 Revenues Of $420 Million Was Actually Above The “Board Plan”  —  Last year, Hulu brought in $420 million in revenues, with was 60 percent above the year before.  The news, however, was seen as a miss because Hulu earlier in the year suggested that it would make $500 million.
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Obama finds virtual end-around to bypass the White House press  —  President Obama is finding ways to get his message to the public without going through the White House press corps.  —  Obama on Monday held his “first completely virtual interview” as part of an event hosted by Google+ …
 
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Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Village Voice To Stop Suing Over ‘Best Of’ Lists
Discussion: The Atlantic Wire
Rupert Murdoch / @rupertmurdoch:
F.T. Financial Times or Fawlty Towers? Sun on Sunday story today 100 per cent wrong.
Rebecca Greenfield / The Atlantic Wire:
The Super Bowl Is Simultaneously Killing and Saving Television
Discussion: Multichannel
Joe Flint / Company Town:
Murdoch taps New York City education official as his chief of staff
Discussion: Wall St Journal and FishbowlNY
Anthony De Rosa / @antderosa:
. @michaelwolffnyc will be joining @GuardianUSA to cover media, tech, publishing and politics. First column starts tomorrow.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Study: As E-Readers Increase, So Does Resistance
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Sorry Dick, but Twitter is definitely a media entity
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
Patriot-News submits Sara Ganim's Penn State sex abuse reporting for Pulitzer
Discussion: South Bend Tribune
Barry Leibowitz / CBS News:
Backpage.com targeted by Wash. lawmakers over escort ads, child sex trade
Michael Cieply / Media Decoder:
Hollywood Copyright Dispute: The Skirmishing Resumes
Discussion: paidContent
Meena Hart Duerson / NY Daily News:
Facebook Subscribe exposes journalists to spam, pornography, some users complain
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Google Set To Relaunch OnePass, Halting French Papers' Kiosk