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9:45 AM ET, February 6, 2012

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Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Verizon and Redbox enter joint venture to create new Netflix rival  —  US mobile operator Verizon and DVD rental service Redbox today confirmed reports of a collaboration, announcing that the two companies have formed a joint venture to create a service capable of competing with Netflix.
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Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Yahoo Looked At Buying Netflix When The Stock Was In The Toilet  —  Yahoo thought about buying Netflix back when Netflix stock was in the toilet late last year, we've heard from sources and so has Kara Swisher.  —  The deal never happened because Netflix stock rallied and the company got too expensive.
Discussion: AllThingsD
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Leveson inquiry: police bribery probe expanded after Sun arrests  —  Sue Akers, head of Operation Elveden, says there is ‘very legitimate public interest’ in investigating leaks to journalists  —  The Scotland Yard team investigating allegations that newspaper journalists bribed police officers …
Discussion: @dansabbagh and @joshhalliday
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Paul McNally / Journalism.co.uk:
Police officer cleared over NoW Milly Dowler ‘leak’  —  IPCC watchdog concludes there is ‘no evidence’ that Surrey officer leaked information to News of the World journalist  —  Surrey Police: ‘no evidence’ of leak to News of the World  —  A Surrey police officer investigated over allegations …
Discussion: Guardian and Press Gazette
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
The city tabloids and the fate of Greg Kelly, morning anchor accused of rape  —  Around breakfast time on Wednesday, Jan. 25, Greg Kelly was on the set of “Good Day New York” in a dark grey suit on a bright yellow couch.  —  He was discussing the 2012 election with co-host Rosanna Scotto and Newark Star-Ledger columnist Steve Adubato.
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New York Post:
Manhattan DA nowhere near convening a grand jury to seek rape charges against Greg Kelly  —  The Manhattan district attorney is nowhere near convening a grand jury to seek rape charges against Ray Kelly's newsman son, Greg — and it may never happen, sources told The Post yesterday.
John Del Signore / Gothamist:   Greg Kelly Still Hasn't Spoken To Investigators, Which Is Totally Normal?
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Is GigaOm Buying PaidContent?  —  Who wants to pay for PaidContent?  We'll find out soon, it seems, because the sales process for the pioneering blog and its parent company ContentNext appears to be wrapping up.  —  But if you were making a bet, you'd get good odds that the most likely buyer …
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Henry McDonald / Guardian:
Man accused of O'Hagan murder jailed for three years on other charges  —  Neil Hyde, 32, has signed contract that police hope will convict the killers of Sunday World journalist Martin O'Hagan  —  A man who had been accused of murdering the only reporter killed covering the Northern Ireland Troubles …
Discussion: Press Gazette
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
After a Dip Into Video, Print Media Are Plunging In  —  The newest addition to the newsroom of Politico makes a statement about the news Web site's priorities.  It's a stage set with lights, microphones, an anchor desk and five high-definition cameras so that reporters and editors can produce hours …
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Arianna Huffington's Vision of Interactive Video Journalism
Discussion: Future of Journalism and FishbowlNY, Thanks:@beet_tv
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
First Legal Streaming Super Bowl A Success, But Audience Still Denied The Real Show  —  Lately, we've been seeing more and more big television events come with an online streaming counterpart.  Sporting and televised events are showing up online with increasing frequency …
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
After a Year, Tablet Daily Is a Struggle  —  One year ago Rupert Murdoch took the stage at the Guggenheim Museum and with much fanfare introduced a News Corporation publication that, in the words of the Apple executive Eddy Cue, would “redefine the news.”  —  A year later, it has not quite done that.
David Carr / New York Times:
Significant and Silly at BuzzFeed  —  When a Web site called BuzzFeed broke the news in early January that John McCain was endorsing Mitt Romney, more than a few readers scratched their heads and said, “What is a BuzzFeed?”  —  They're about to find out.  —  BuzzFeed is the creation …
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
The New York Times' About.com: From All-Star To Albatross  —  About.com is in free fall.  The New York Times (NYSE: NYT) revealed yesterday that its network of information sites suffered a 67% drop in profits and that revenues had fallen by a quarter.  —  The new figures come …
Discussion: The Atlantic Wire, GigaOM and Poynter
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