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4:25 PM ET, February 6, 2013

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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Time Inc. Layoffs Will Cost $60 Million  —  Time Inc.'s move to lay off about 6 percent of its workforce will cost the company at least $60 million in restructuring charges this year.  —  Time Inc. corporate parent, Time Warner, disclosed the number as part of its guidance for its 2013 financials.
Amy Chozick / Media Decoder:
Cable TV Revenues Helps Spur Time Warner Profit  —  The cable television business helped propel Time Warner to a 51 percent increase in net income and offset weakness in magazine publishing and movies in the three months that ended Dec. 31.  —  The media company said Wednesday that an increase …
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Andy Fixmer / Bloomberg:
Katzenberg Says Mobile Viewers Will Pay by ‘Inch’  —  Hollywood studios will eventually charge less for entertainment streamed to small devices, basing prices on screen size, DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. (DWA) Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Katzenberg predicted.
Ryan McCarthy / MediaFile:
Another blog post that won't make any money  —  It's been a strange and daunting decade for print journalism — it's now an even stranger time for web journalism.  We've become accustomed to reading headlines like BuzzFeed's recent $19 million fund raising, followed by news of buyouts for veterans at the New York Times.
Discussion: @jeffjarvis, Thanks:@mccarthyryanj
Bloomberg:
Google Said in Talks to Invest $50 Million in Vevo Site  —  Google Inc.'s YouTube is negotiating a $50 million equity investment in music video service Vevo LLC, according to two people with knowledge of the situation.  —  Google would own less than 10 percent of the company …
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Thank You For Aggregating Us!  —  I just wanted to post a quick note of thanks to every blogger, media organization, and reader who has ever shared our work and spread the word about Business Insider.  —  Thanks to you, we're now privileged enough to have more than 23 million unique readers a month …
Discussion: paidContent and Digiday
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Journalists Take Refuge in The World of Branded Content  —  Until December, Melissa Lafsky Wall was the editor of Newsweek's iPad edition, a job she landed on the strength of bylines in The New York Times, Salon, Wired and The Christian Science Monitor, as well as editing stints at the Huffington Post and the Freakonomics blog.
Discussion: Forbes and The Awl
Jemima Khan / New Statesman:
The inside story of how Julian Assange alienated his allies  —  I passed through Los Angeles recently on my way to the Sundance Film Festival.  I don't know the place well, but it always feels to me as if it is in limbo and has never grown into a proper city: a municipal playground, populated by restless kidults.
Discussion: Guardian and @aljwhite
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Wall Street Journal Reporters Urged To Write More Short Articles, ‘Fun Brites’  —  Rupert Murdoch has always been fond of shorter articles in newspapers — something Journal staffers accustomed to writing deep, investigative stories worried about when he bought the paper in 2007.
Christine Haughney / Media Decoder:
Magazines React To Post Office Cutbacks: ‘The Friday Evening Post’?  —  The magazine industry, which has already been hurt by advertising declines and the loss of readers, spent Wednesday afternoon reeling from the latest news that they no longer would be able to get magazines delivered on Saturdays.
Discussion: Poynter, AdAge and Politico
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
Automattic Pulls A Customer's Posts After Plagiarist Claims Copyright Infringement [Update]  —  A blog called RetractionWatch has been hit by a DMCA copyright notice from an Indian website with a tendency to plagiarize, which claims ten posts about a disgraced doctor - all of them copied …
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.
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
News Corp posts higher quarterly revenue, profit  —  News Corp reported higher quarterly revenue and profit on Wednesday on strong growth at its cable networks.  —  The media conglomerate, controlled by Rupert Murdoch, said revenue rose 5 percent to $9.43 billion for the quarter that ended in December.
Guardian:
Disney considers ESPN exit from British TV sports coverage  —  Disney's Jay Rasulo says ESPN had ‘experienced losses’ and was ‘exploring an exit’ after losing out on big broadcast deals  —  Disney is “exploring an exit” from the UK TV sport market after ESPN lost several big broadcast deals including live Premier League football.
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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: Engadget and Bloomberg
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Bluefin Labs Joins Twitter: Getting to the Future of Social TV Faster
 
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Lauren Kirchner / Capital New York:
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Reed Stevenson / Bloomberg:
Apple ITunes Store Sells 25 Billion Song Downloads Over Decade
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
BBC Aims For More Int'l Growth, Releases First Worldwide Sports App For iOS, Android Coming Soon
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Agustino Fontevecchia / Forbes:
Liberty Global To Buy Virgin Media For $23B As Billionaire John Malone Challenges Murdoch
Jasper Jackson / TheMediaBriefing:
Datawatch: News accounts for less then four percent of time spent online
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Super Bowl online streaming viewership grows to 3 million in second year
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Elisabeth Hulette / Virginian-Pilot:
Circuit court rules criminal defendant can be forced by police to unlock phone with his fingerprint, but not his passcode

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