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10:00 AM ET, December 31, 2013


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jessica lessin:
The Information's transcript of Paul Graham's interview and methodology  —  On The Information and How We Operate  —  I wanted to share some thoughts about Paul Graham's allegations that he was misquoted and misled in this recent interview in the Information.
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
The Information committed three journalistic sins in interview with Paul Graham  —  The Disinformation  —  When Jessica Lessin's The Information launched a month ago I was an enthusiastic supporter, paying the $400 yearly subscription fee right away to get access to quality tech content.
Eric P. Newcomer / The Information:
YC's Paul Graham: The Complete Interview  —  Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham isn't your typical startup guru.  For eight years he's been at the helm of what's now the industry's most prominent accelerator and a lightning rod for frustrations with entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley.
Discussion: @jessicalessin
Tim Appelo / Hollywood Reporter:
First Woman Time Inc. Editor Dies: ‘She Generated Shock Waves to the Male-Dominated Hierarchy’  —  Colleagues remember pioneering, influential People magazine editor Pat Ryan, who called Mel Gibson “the sexiest man alive.”  —  Pat Ryan, managing editor of People magazine (1982-87) and Life …
Discussion: BuzzMachine, FishbowlNY and @jeffjarvis
Netflix hikes CEO salary by 50 pct for 2014  —  Netflix Inc raised the salary of its Chief Executive Reed Hastings by 50 percent to $6 million for 2014, a regulatory filing showed, as its stock quadrupled in value this year amidst new programming and a growth in subscriber base.
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix Gets Wall Street's Silver Medal in 2013
Discussion: Adweek
Megha Rajagopalan / Reuters:
Chinese recycling tycoon says he wants to buy the New York Times  —  (Reuters) - An eccentric Chinese recycling magnate said on Tuesday he was preparing to open negotiations to buy the New York Times Co..  —  Chen Guangbiao, a well-known philanthropist, is something of a celebrity in China.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Tim Kenneally / The Wrap:
Russia Bombings: NBC Taking ‘Every Precaution’ With Winter Olympics  —  NBC, which will air the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, has responded to the deadly bombings that have rocked the Russian city of Volgograd in the past two days, saying that “every precaution” is being taken in light of the attacks.
Andrew Rosenthal / Taking Note:
NYT opinion editor responds to allegations of “clearing the decks” for Clinton on Benghazi  —  Republicans React to Benghazi News  —  The article The Times published on Benghazi this weekend infuriated many Republicans, who ran screaming to television studios.
Christopher M. Matthews / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Feud Deepens With Court-Appointed Monitor  —  A feud between Apple Inc. and a lawyer appointed by a federal court judge to monitor the company's e-book pricing reform became even more acrimonious Monday.  —  Michael Bromwich, the lawyer picked as Apple's monitor …
Thomas K. Arnold / Hollywood Reporter:
Home Entertainment: Why 2013 Was the Year of Digital HD  —  Consumer spending on digital copies of movies and TV shows is up; says one exec: “We are seeing extraordinary double-digit growth quarter over quarter.”  —  The announcements came toward the end of the year, virtually at the same time …
International Federation of Journalists:
The journalists' death toll as counted by International Federation of Journalists: 108  —  108 Journalists Killed in 2013 to Test UN Day to End Impunity  —  The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today issued a desperate appeal for governments across the world to end impunity …
Discussion: @ifjglobal
Calvin Reid /
Marvel Halts Sales of Periodical Comics in Bookstores  —  According to published reports, the Books-A-Million bookstore chain will no longer offer copies of Marvel's single-issue print comics or its print graphic novels for sale.  The reports also said that Barnes & Noble …
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