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7:25 AM ET, February 7, 2012

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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
No Ads, No Madonna But NBC Calls Live Stream A Success  —  It had never been tried before: a live, legal Internet stream of television's biggest event, the Super Bowl.  —  Despite some complaints from users, NBC declared it to be a success on Monday and said it would report the total number of streams on Tuesday.
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John Koblin / WWD:
Vogue Wins Big With Super Bowl Halftime Show  —  VOGUE'S SUPER NIGHT: Other than Eli Manning and the Giants, the other big winners on Super Bowl Sunday turned out to be Anna Wintour and Conde Nast.  —  Madonna began her halftime performance Sunday night with her 1990 hit, “Vogue.”
Michael Kozlowski / Good E-Reader:
Amazon in the Process of Launching a Retail Store  —  Amazon sources close to the situation have told us that the company is planning on rolling out a retail store in Seattle within the next few months.  This project is a test to gauge the market and see if a chain of stores would be profitable.
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Another Chain Says It Won't Carry Amazon Books, But Does It Matter?
Wall Street Journal:
Disney's ABC, Univision Mull News-Channel Launch  —  Walt Disney Co. and Univision Communications Inc. are in talks to create a new 24-hour cable-news channel that will broadcast in English, in an effort to keep pace with changing demographics among U.S. Hispanics and reach a new audience of English speakers …
Erin Griffith / PandoDaily:
IAC Trying to Sell Vimeo, Seeking $300M Valuation  —  Barry Diller's IAC is testing the waters on a partial exit of Vimeo, according to two sources familiar with the situation.  The company is hoping to raise a $50 million round of funding in conjunction with a spin off of the hipster online video business.
Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade:
Coinstar's Redbox To Buy NCR's Video Kiosk Unit; Q4 Tops Ests  —  Coinstar's Redbox DVD kiosk unit has agreed to buy NCR's entertainment line of business, which includes DVD rental kiosks and related assets, for up to $100 million.  As part of the deal, Coinstar will buy products and services …
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Verizon Teams With Redbox for a Netflix-Style Video Service
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Yahoo Looked At Buying Netflix When The Stock Was In The Toilet
Discussion: AllThingsD
Dylan Love / Business Insider:
Apple's Television: Wave Your Hands To Change The Channel  —  The Apple television rumor mill is working overtime, and now we learn the device might support hand gestures and voice commands according to sources cited in The Globe And Mail.  —  We'd certainly expect Siri integration …
Maureen Morrison / AdAge:
AOL Seeks New Agency to Convince Consumers to ‘Care About AOL Again’  —  Branding Campaign to Reintroduce Company to Public In a Way That Captures Emotion, Shows Relevance  —  AOL is searching for an agency to help it devise a new brand campaign in the hopes of reconnecting with consumers, Ad Age has learned.
Felix Salmon:
Elizabeth Spiers and the reinvented New York Observer  —  There are three main reasons that I like entering into bets with people.  The first is, simply, that it's fun.  The second is that I love to win bets.  And the third is that I love to lose them.  I don't ever trade the markets …
Antonia Senior / Guardian:
Ebook sales are being driven by downmarket genre fiction  —  Publishers face secrecy over sales and an absence of industry-wide data to help them plot strategy  —  Kindle-owning bibliophiles are furtive beasts.  Their shelves still boast classics and Booker winners.  But inside that plastic case, other things lurk.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Debunking the “original sin” of online newspapers  —  Whenever newspaper executives get together to bemoan the fate of their industry, someone inevitably brings up the so-called “original sin” of the online news business — namely, a failure to charge for content when the web was new.
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog, Thanks:@mathewi
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
Barnes & Noble Backed by U.S. Agency Staff in Microsoft Case  —  Barnes & Noble Inc. should win a patent-infringement case brought by Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) that threatens to halt imports of the bookseller's Nook e-reader, according to staff of the U.S. trade agency hearing the dispute.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Miami-Dade police spokeswoman arrests photojournalist  —  Photojournalist Carlos Miller, who runs the blog Photography Is Not a Crime, says that police deleted video from his camera when they arrested him last week as he covered Occupy protests in Miami.  After recovering some of the video …
Discussion: Ars Technica and Pixiq
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
At CNN, is homophobia a ‘viewpoint’?  —  Roland Martin, the soccer thing isn't working.  —  The CNN analyst was apparently watching the Super Bowl last night, when that ad of David Beckham modeling underwear came over the airwaves.  To a sea of tweets, Martin added a dash of homophobia plus an incitement to violence:
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Rebecca Shapiro / The Huffington Post:
CNN Pundit Under Fire From Gay Rights Groups
Discussion: mediabistro.com
Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:
Paul Dacre: Bad journalists should be ‘struck off’  —  Britain's longest-serving national newspaper editor has outlined radical plans to create a register of journalists under a new press regulator that would also have the power to strike them off.  —  In evidence to the Leveson Inquiry this afternoon …
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BBC:   Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre ‘knew of use of detectives’
 
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