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7:55 AM ET, February 22, 2012

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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Marie Colvin killed in Syria  —  Marie Colvin, the award-winning Sunday Times journalist, has been killed in Syria.  It is reported that she died alongside a French photographer in Homs when a house they were staying was shelled.  —  News agencies say she and the photographer, Remi Ochlik …
New York Times:
Journalists Marie Colvin and Rémi Ochlik Killed in Syria  —  CAIRO — Two Western journalists, one American and one French, were killed early Wednesday as forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad pursued a deadly bombardment of the central city of Homs, according to activists and officials.
Bill Neely / ITV:
Marie Colvin  —  And so another witness, one more of the band of people who take a deep breath and plunge in to places where most would not, is dead.  Marie Colvin watched a baby take its last breaths in Homs yesterday and re-told the story with evident emotion on ITN last night.
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Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Comcast gives subscribers one more reason to quit Netflix  —  Updated.  Comcast is rolling out a new streaming on-demand offering called Xfinity Streampix, which will bring more library content to subscribers that pay for its high-end double- and triple-play packages.
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Tim Carmody / Epicenter:
Comcast's ‘Mini-Hulu Plus’ Offers Full TV Seasons to Go for $5/Month  —  On Tuesday, Comcast announced Xfinity Streampix, a new subscription video service for computers and mobile devices offering additional movies and full seasons of television shows.  Streampix will launch this week …
Discussion: Comcast Voices, Comcast and Fortune
Ben Fenton / Financial Times:
Church ready to settle phone-hacking case  —  Charlotte Church, the singer, is on the verge of settling her phone-hacking case against the News of the World, raising the prospect that Rupert Murdoch's newspaper group will face no High Court trial over the scandal, it emerged on Tuesday.
Discussion: Digital Spy
Jim Romenesko:
NYT reporter defends Forbes writer accused of ‘stealing’ his work  —  O'Neill said that Forbes writer Kashmir Hill took the New York Times Magazine excerpt of Charles Duhigg's new book, “cut out the crap and got to the real shocker of the story,” which resulted in “a mind boggling 680,000 page views …
Discussion: @markarms, Neuromarketing and WebProNews, Thanks:@forrestkoba
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Elana Zak / 10,000 Words:
Storify Launches iPad App To Bring Storytelling To Your Fingertips  —  Storify, the popular drag-and-drop storytelling tool, is coming to an iPad near you in the form of a brand new, free app, the company announced today.  The iPad application makes Storify available on mobile devices for the first time.
Ben Fritz / Company Town:
Netflix discussing deal with ex-HBO Films chief Colin Callender  —  Netflix is discussing a partnership with former HBO Films president Colin Callender to produce original content, including mini-series and movies, for the online video service, according to three people with knowledge …
Discussion: PC Magazine
Gordon MacMillan / Brand Republic:
Sun insider claims Sun On Sunday is “desperately seeking advertisers” for first issue  —  A Twitter account belonging to someone who purporting to be an ex-News of the World journalist claims there is little enthusiasm for The Sun on Sunday internally and that dummies of the paper have not been well received.
Discussion: @sundayinsider
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Sun on Sunday ad campaign to launch at Brit Awards
Discussion: Gawker, Speakeasy and The Wrap
Tim Carmody / Epicenter:
Barnes & Noble Delivers New 8GB Tablet, Disappointing Earnings  —  Barnes & Noble released a new model of its Nook Tablet on Tuesday at the same cost and with nearly identical specs as Amazon's Kindle Fire: 8GB of storage for $199.  —  The current 16GB tablet stays at $249 …
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Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Barnes & Noble launches 8GB Nook Tablet for $199, goes toe-to-toe with Amazon
Discussion: Engadget, Folio, mocoNews and TechCrunch
 
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