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6:55 AM ET, February 6, 2013

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Bluefin Labs:
Bluefin Labs Joins Twitter: Getting to the Future of Social TV Faster  —  It's a big day for social television and for us at Bluefin Labs - we're announcing today that we're joining Twitter!  —  We've had an incredible time pioneering the field of social TV analytics over the last few years.
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Caleb Garling / The Technology Chronicles:
Twitter buys digital bridge to television  —  Twitter has bought BlueFin Labs, a software company that analyzes conversations on the Internet about television programming so brands and networks can make intelligent strategy decisions, in an effort to bridge the gap between the micro-blogs presence on the web and the outside world.
Discussion: Bloomberg, Engadget and The Wrap
Agustino Fontevecchia / Forbes:
Liberty Global To Buy Virgin Media For $23B As Billionaire John Malone Challenges Murdoch  —  Liberty Global announced late Tuesday that it had reached an agreement to acquire Virgin Media of the U.K. for an enterprise value of $23.3 billion.  The deal pits billionaire John Malone against Rupert Murdoch …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Amazon wins broad patent to create marketplace for used digital content  —  Amazon has won a patent for an “electronic marketplace” where users can resell digital content.  The company had filed for the patent in 2009 and it was awarded on January 29, 2013.  —  GeekWire first reported the news.
Discussion: Pocket-lint and GeekWire
ABC News:
Guardian Australia funder says site will usher in era of open journalism  —  Broadcast:  —  The entrepreneur behind two of Australia's newest media ventures—the fledgling Global Mail and soon to be launched Guardian Australia website—has called for the development of ‘open journalism’ in a rare interview with RN Breakfast.
Discussion: TheAustralian, Guardian and Crikey
Dana Rubinstein / Capital New York:
Court rules in favor of NYPD: ‘Times’ can't have addresses of handgun-license holders  —  Today, an appellate court ruled against the New York Times in a suit about gun permits, and public access to an electronic database containing the addresses of permit-holders, arguing that a lower-court judge had …
Discussion: nycourts.gov, Poynter and The Wrap
Brooks Barnes / Media Decoder:
Profit Slides 6% at Disney as Movie and TV Divisions Lag  —  LOS ANGELES — Higher costs at ESPN and lower DVD sales resulted in a 6 percent decline in quarterly profit at Disney, the company said late Tuesday.  But Disney's video game and Web unit finally swung to a profit …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Super Bowl online streaming viewership grows to 3 million in second year  —  In the second year the Super Bowl has been streamed online, viewership has grown sharply — even if it's still barely a blip compared to traditional TV viewership.  According to CBS, its stream of Super Bowl XLVII …
Discussion: AdAge and Forbes
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Rupert Murdoch claims Chinese hackers are still attacking the Wall Street Journal  —  Last week news broke that the New York Times had been victim to a four-month long hacking campaign from China after publishing an investigative report on Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's family finances in October 2012.
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
“The brain of the New York Times, the body of BuzzFeed” — Slate's third act  —  Slate started life as as a scrappy web pioneer under Microsoft in 1996.  Since then, it has gone on to carve out an enviable perch in the liberal media establishment as part of the Washington Post Company.
Jasper Jackson / TheMediaBriefing:
Datawatch: News accounts for less then four percent of time spent online  —  People still want news online - even if they aren't prepared to pay for it.  Right?  In the context of a widening digital economy it's important to consider just how big a role online news and information plays.
Ben Flanagan / The National:
Viacom to invest in Arabic content and production  —  The American media giant behind MTV and Nickelodeon plans to invest in Arabic content as it looks to grow its presence in the Middle East.  Viacom, which is listed on the Nasdaq exchange, says local productions and events centered around …
Jennifer Schuessler / ArtsBeat:
Mean Streets to Grub Street?  Scorsese Films New York Review's 50th Anniversary  —  Having captured the mean streets of Little Italy and the 19th-century gangs of New York, Martin Scorsese is currently aiming his cameras at a more high-brow Gotham subculture: the New York Review of Books.
Discussion: bookforum.com
Matt Chaban / Crain's New York:
Daily News is coming home, nearly  —  The Daily News is coming back to Manhattan.  The paper, which was washed out of its offices at 4 New York Plaza downtown by Superstorm Sandy, and has been running the bulk of its operations out of its printing plant in Jersey City, N.J. has signed a short-term lease for space at 1290 Sixth Ave.
Discussion: The Huffington Post and FishbowlNY
Bloomberg:
Murdoch Coveting Papers Must Wait as Rift Stalls Media Rules  —  A move to make it easier for companies to own U.S. daily newspapers and nearby broadcast stations has stalled amid partisan tension that could prevent deals between companies such as Tribune Co. and News Corp. (NWSA)
Andrea Morabito / Broadcasting & Cable:
Hammer to Oversee All NBCU Cable Entertainment Networks in Restructuring  —  Zalaznick moved to new digital role; Joe Uva to oversee Hispanic nets  —  NBCUniversal on Monday announced a restructuring of its executive team, with Bonnie Hammer assuming responsibility for its entire cable …
Discussion: Adweek, Media Decoder and AdAge
 
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Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Would you watch a video to access content? Selectable Media thinks so, expands to mobile
Tom McGeveran / Capital New York:
Notes on the media on the media  —  Prologue: If you hate-clicked …
Discussion: Daily Download and @megan
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
N.J. judge revives blogger vs. journalist debate
Discussion: rcfp.org
Terry Macalister / Guardian:
Journalist agreed to probe background of gas market rigging whistleblower
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Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Better together: Colorado nonprofit news site I-News and Rocky Mountain PBS join forces
Erik Hayden / Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix Signs Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit to Film Distribution Deal (Exclusive)
Discussion: BWW Geeks Stories
Richard Verrier / Los Angeles Times:
Drive-in theaters get help for digital conversion
Discussion: DCinemaToday and The Verge
Mat Honan / Wired:
Why Vine's Going to Grow Into Something Huge
Discussion: Garcia Media, UPROXX and CNET