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10:40 AM ET, December 7, 2013

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Gautham Nagesh / Wall Street Journal:
FCC Delays Spectrum Auction Until 2015  —  Auction Intended to Encourage TV Stations to Sell Airwaves to Wireless Carriers  —  WASHINGTON—The Federal Communications Commission said Friday it has delayed a planned reverse auction of TV airwaves until 2015, a decision that reflects …
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Katy Bachman / Adweek:
FCC Chair Delays Wireless Spectrum Auction to 2015
Discussion: Wireless Week, Reuters and Bloomberg
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Google could launch ‘Nexus TV’ Android set-top next year, says report  —  Google isn't giving up its living room ambitions.  The company is said to be working on a “Nexus TV” device that will run Android, stream video from services like Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube, and play a selection of video games.
Discussion: The Information, PhoneArena and BGR
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Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Hisense is building more Android TV devices, but doesn't call them Google TV  —  Hisense is the latest to drop the Google TV brand for its new generation of Android-based TV devices.  The company announced this week that it is building a new TV set dubbed the H6 SMART TV that features …
Discussion: Engadget and hisense-usa.com
Evan Osnos / New Yorker:
The Meaning of China's Crackdown on the Foreign Press  —  The Chinese government is threatening to expel nearly two dozen foreign correspondents, working for the Times and Bloomberg News, in retaliation for investigations that exposed the private wealth of Chinese leaders.
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Elsevier Continues Its Efforts To Stifle The Sharing Of Knowledge To Pump Up Its Own Profits  —  In the academic publishing world, I'm not sure if there's any company quite as hated as Elsevier.  You may recall the big campaign by academics to boycott Elsevier over its opposition to rules …
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Jennifer Howard / Wired Campus:
Elsevier forces Academia.edu to take down research papers shared by their authors  —  Posting Your Latest Article?  You Might Have to Take It Down  —  Guy Leonard received an unpleasant surprise in his inbox early this morning: a notice from Academia.edu saying it had taken down a copy …
Tom Gara / Corporate Intelligence:
Behind the FCC's Intervention in a $985 Million Local TV Deal  —  The TV business has been on a furious consolidation drive this year, with billions of dollars worth of mergers and acquisitions snapping up the companies that bring broadcast TV to local markets across the country.  But a letter from
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Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
FCC Asks Sinclair to Revise Plans to Use ‘Sidecar’ Companies
Discussion: TVNewsCheck.com
Nicole Levy / Capital New York:
Remnick: ‘New Yorker’ mulled biweekly route, once  —  Since news of New York's move to biweekly publishing in 2014 broke on Monday, media personalities have spun the decision two ways: as a promising flank of the magazine's digital advance and a dismal signifier of the industry's retreat from print.
Robert Mahoney / Committee to Protect Journalists:
A chill over British press  —  A prime minister says a newspaper has damaged national security and calls for its editor to be brought before Parliament; his government tells the same paper there has been “enough” debate on an issue and sends its security officials into the paper's offices …
Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter:
Media Rights Capital in Talks to Sell Stake to Guggenheim Partners (Exclusive)  —  The “House of Cards” and “Ted” producer would partner with the investor in Dick Clark Productions and the Los Angeles Dodgers.  —  Media Rights Capital, the prolific film and TV studio behind Netflix's House …
Megan McArdle / Bloomberg:
Online survey of female journalists and sexual harassment shows self-selection bias problem  —  How Not to Measure Sexual Harassment  —  Slate has an article up today with a provocative headline: “Most Female Journalists Have Been Threatened, Assaulted, or Harassed at Work.  Here's Why We Don't Talk About It.”
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Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review:
Credulous press for a report on abuse of female journalists
Discussion: @cjr
Jack Shafer:
What's worse than sponsored content?  The FTC regulating it  —  What's more dangerous to consumer well-being, sponsored content or the intervention of the Federal Trade Commission?  On Wednesday, the agency held a conference, “Blurred Lines: Advertising or Content,” to “discuss native advertising,” as the New York Times put it.
Discussion: PRNewser
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost:
Newspaper Dollars Still Tops In Local Media  —  Local small and medium size businesses are “optimistic” about local media growth in the near term.  Still many are cautious.  —  When it comes to where local media dollars are spent, the survey says newspapers are still tops …
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Yahoo acquires live concert streaming platform Evntlive  —  Redwood City-Calif. based live concert streaming platform Evntlive has been acquired by Yahoo.  Evntlive announced the acquisition on its website Friday, stating that the service will be discontinued, and that the Evntlive team will join Yahoo Video.
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