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2:00 PM ET, July 25, 2012

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Lisa Richwine / Reuters:
HBO nixes idea of Netflix partnership  —  (Reuters) - Consumers who dream of watching HBO hits like “The Sopranos” or “Game of Thrones” by streaming to TVs using their Netflix accounts shouldn't hold their breath.  —  Netflix Inc CEO Reed Hastings raised the tantalizing possibility on Tuesday …
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Bloomberg:   Netflix Returns To Profitability; Olympics To Hurt New Signups
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Netflix Hits Its Q2 Numbers, A Little Light on Subscribers
Tim Stenovec / The Huffington Post:
James Taranto, WSJ Editor, Tweets Controversial Aurora Shooting Comment, Issues ‘Mea Culpa’  —  James Taranto, an editor at The Wall Street Journal, has found himself the target of criticism after sending a tweet about the three men who died shielding their girlfriends from gunfire during …
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Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
Jessica Redfield Journalism Scholarship Fund reaches $20,000 goal in less than 24 hours  —  A journalism scholarship fund set up by the family of Jessica Ghawi, one of the 12 people killed in the Aurora, Colo., theater shooting during a screening of “Dark Knight Rises,” has reached its goal of $20,000 …
Erik Wemple:
Aurora shootings: Was Brian Ross's mistake evidence of bias?
Forrest Wilder / The Texas Observer:
Washington Post Reporter Allows College Officials to Alter Story on Controversial Test  —  Reporter breaks journalistic convention by sharing entire drafts with ‘customers’ in University of Texas press office.  —  In February, Daniel de Vise, a reporter for the Washington Post …
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
WaPo journo shared drafts with sources  —  Forrest Wilder of the Texas Observer is out with a pretty damning report today about a Washington Post reporter who shared drafts of a story with his sources and subjects and even allowed them to suggest edits, some of which ended up in the article.
Discussion: Poynter
Erik Wemple:   Post reporter criticized for . . . checking his facts
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
NBC Links Up With Storify For Real-Time Curated Olympics Coverage Across Today.com And Owned Station Sites  —  On the heels of a deal with Facebook to promote Olympic conversations on NBC's Facebook page, the broadcast network today is taking one more step to improve its social standing during the big sports event.
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Diller: Newsweek Not Dead Yet, But Get Ready For Big Changes  —  If Newsweek ceases to exist as a print magazine sometime in the next year, don't say Barry Diller didn't warn you.  —  On IAC's second-quarter earnings call, the chairman and controlling owner addressed the question …
Adweek:
Twitter, Hollywood Working on In-Stream Video Series  —  Forget the debate over whether Twitter wants to get in the media business.  Twitter wants to be a media player.  —  The San Francisco, Calif.-based company, along with multiple Hollywood producers and network execs …
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
AOL Preps Big Changes to Patch Amidst Sound Q2 Results  —  In the turnaround world of AOL, smaller revenue declines are still viewed as wins.  By next year, Wall Street likely won't let the company enjoy that luxury.  Revenue in the second quarter shrank 2% year-over-year …
Will Oremus / Slate:
Judge Rules That Wikileaks Cables Are Still Secret  —  It sounds like something from Catch-22.  A U.S. district court judge on Monday ruled that diplomatic cables published worldwide by WikiLeaks, the New York Times, the Guardian, et al., are actually still secret.  Why?  Because the government says they are secret.
Discussion: The FJP
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Associated Press:
Wikileaks says famous Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon to lead Assange legal team
Discussion: GigaOM and BuenosAiresHerald.com
Reuters:
New York Times drops BlackBerry app  —  (Reuters) - Research in Motion's BlackBerry users can no longer use the official New York Times app to read news stories over their devices, in a fresh blow to the maker of the smartphone once considered an essential tool for business professionals.
Charlie Warzel / Adweek:
Fast Chat: Erik Martin on Reddit's Coverage of the Aurora Theater Massacre  —  In the immediate aftermath of the Aurora theater shooting social news and community site Reddit quickly became a prominent resource for coverage.  Well before most awoke on Friday morning, 18-year-old Redditor Morgan Jones …
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Glenn Peoples / Billboard.Biz:
Business Matters: How Spotify's First Year Compares to Pandora, Vevo, YouTube and Others  —  How Does Spotify's First Year Stack Up?  — Spotify's tenure in the U.S. has reached one year.  Is the performance good, bad or mediocre?  See how the service compares to other segments and players in digital music.
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Michael Oneal / Chicago Tribune:
Aurelius, others appeal judge's confirmation of Tribune bankruptcy plan
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Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
Google's robotics lead and Android founder Andy Rubin leaving the company to start an incubator for hardware startups, will be replaced by James Kuffner

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