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12:00 PM ET, February 14, 2013

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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Incoming BBC Boss Unveils First Personnel Decisions  —  UPDATED: Tony Hall expands Tim Davie's role as head of BBC Worldwide and names BBC News director Helen Boaden as head of BBC Radio.  —  Incoming BBC boss Tony Hall has made first major personnel decisions.
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Guardian:
Helen Boaden's memo to BBC staff  —  Outgoing director of news thanks her team before she moves over to take over top radio role  —  Today Tony Hall has announced the shape of his new top team and as you will know, I am moving to become director of radio at Easter.  I confess that it is a bitter sweet moment for me.
Tom Brooks-Pollock / Manchester Evening News:
Ex-Stalybridge and Hyde MP James Purnell lands top BBC role
Knight Foundation:
Knight Foundation regrets paying Lehrer speaking fee  —  On Tuesday, the Knight Foundation paid Jonah Lehrer to speak at a community foundation conference.  In retrospect, as a foundation that has long stood for quality journalism, paying a speaker's fee was inappropriate.
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Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
It Sure Doesn't Sound Like Jonah Lehrer Is Donating That $20K Speaking Fee To Charity  —  Jonah Lehrer's appearance at a Knight Foundation event Tuesday was supposed to be the first step in a rehabilitation culminating in his return to the welcoming arms of the journalism profession.
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Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Elon Musk publishes charts and maps to back up his claim that the New York Times lied in a Tesla review  —  The spat between Tesla's Elon Musk and New York Times journalist John Broder spluttered forward today with Musk publishing data to back up his claim that Broder lied in his review of the Tesla Model S.
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Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of zero and The New York Times  —  Perhaps zero is the loneliest number.  —  That's the number The New York Times Co. — the United States' second largest newspaper company — ended up with 2012, as it reported revenues last week.  The most accurate number …
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Barnes & Noble warns investors to expect more bad Nook news  —  It's only been a couple of months since Barnes & Noble downgraded guidance for its Nook business.  Now the company is doing so again.  —  In a press release sent out after the market closed Wednesday, Barnes & Noble said it …
Fortune:
Time Warner in talks to part ways with Time Inc.  —  FORTUNE — Media giant Time Warner has begun discussions to separate itself from Time Inc., its $3.4 billion (in annual revenue) publishing division, according to three people familiar with the matter.  A serious buyer is in talks with the company, one of the sources says.
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Wall Street Journal:
Time, Meredith Explore Magazine-Spinoff Deal
Discussion: Reuters, @peterlauria3 and FishbowlNY
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Broadcasters blame zombie hack on easy passwords  —  (Reuters) - Poor password security allowed hackers to broadcast a bogus warning on TV networks that the United States was under attack by zombies, broadcasters said, and one expert in the technology said the emergency channel they broke into remained vulnerable.
Martin Peretz / Wall Street Journal:
The New New Republic  —  I don't recognize the magazine I used to own.  We were liberal but not narrowly partisan.  —  Like many readers of the New Republic, I didn't at first recognize the most recent issue of the magazine.  The stark white cover was unlike anything the New Republic ran during my 35 years as the owner.
Tom Pakinkis / Music Week:
Rightsholders should be paid for online radio plays, says Aussie court  —  Rightsholders should be paid additional fees for plays via online simulcasts - where a radio station is broadcast via the internet as well as on the airwaves, Australia's Federal Court has ruled.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Vimeo Gets Its Own GIF App by Buying Echograph  —  Digital media question of the moment: What's your GIF strategy?  —  I don't know why the digital hive mind has fixated on GIFs and GIF-like animations in the last year, and I don't know how much longer they'll be interested in them.  But for now, they are.
 
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The New York Times launches ad platform to leverage archives with National Geographic Channel as launch partner
 

 
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Felix Gillette / Businessweek:
Behind PayPal-owned mobile payments app Venmo, which processed $700M in payments in Q3 2014

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Full disk encryption on Nexus 6 leads to 62.9% drop in random read performance

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