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3:24 AM ET, January 5, 2014

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George Lewis / Galapagos Digital:
Jeff Bezos flown from cruise in Galapagos islands by Ecuadorian navy after kidney stone attack  —  Billionaire Bezos Flown out of Galápagos  —  Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of the popular Amazon.com shopping website and current owner of the Washington Post …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Ezra Klein Speculation Creates Delicate Situation In Washington Post Newsroom  —  NEW YORK — In fall 2006, John Harris and Jim VandeHei were growing restless at the The Washington Post.  —  So the two political journalists began meeting privately with potential investors to launch an online site …
Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
You don't tip competitors on Twitter; you beat them  —  You can't get scooped because competition gets tipped to a story when you tweet about it.  Your tweets already scooped the competition.  —  A Digital First engagement editor who's been teaching colleagues how to use Twitter got these questions from a veteran reporter:
Matt Asay / ReadWrite:
The BBC's Social Media Problem With Sherlock  —  I'm not an information anarchist.  I don't start from the premise that all information must be free.  Or even that the availability of content necessitates it being open to all on equal terms.  I collect a paycheck and believe others should …
Maggie Mahar / healthinsurance.org:
Anatomy of an Obamacare ‘horror story’  —  Texas daily went digging for victims of the ACA and Surprise!  Reporter unearthed three Tea Partiers who hate the new law.  —  For months, health reform's opponents have been feasting on tales of Obamacare's innocent victims …
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Rap Genius begins to recover its Google search ranking, details SEO strategies, apologizes  —  Rap Genius is Back on Google  —  It takes a few days for thiAnnotatengs to return to normal, but we're officially back!  First of all, we owe a big thanks to Google for being fair and transparent …
Ed Christman / Billboard:
As streaming grows, digital music sales decreased in 2013, the first time since iTunes launch  —  Digital Music Sales Decrease For First Time in 2013  —  For the first time since the iTunes store opened its doors, the U.S. music industry finished the year with a decrease in digital music sales.
Jon Swartz / USA Today:
ESPN's behind-the-scenes tech wizardry at Candlestick Park  —  CANDLESTICK POINT, Calif. - It's three minutes before kickoff, and Chip Dean is frenetically orchestrating a phalanx of video, sound and graphics.  —  Like a composer leading a symphony, he conjured a national TV show that opened …
AJ Vicens / Mother Jones:
“We Rattled Too Many Cages:” An Eyewitness Account of Journalist Marie Colvin's Death in Syria  —  Syria is the deadliest place in the world for journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday, with 29 killed in the country in 2013—more than the next five countries combined.
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Matthew Lynch / Capital New York:
Neetzan Zimmerman to leave Gawker for social startup Whisper  —  Neetzan Zimmerman to leave Gawker  —  Gawker viral content mastermind Neetzan Zimmerman is leaving the company, according to editor John Cook who tweeted the news on Friday afternoon.  —  Reached by email …
Brian Solomon / Forbes:
John Malone's Liberty Media Wants To Absorb Rest Of Sirius XM  —  Billionaire John Malone's Liberty Media announced late Friday a proposal to turn Sirius XM Radio into a wholly-owned subsidiary by creating a third class of Liberty shares.  Liberty already owns a controlling stake in Sirius XM …
 
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Brian Fung / The Switch:
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‘Star Wars’ comics leaving Dark Horse, returning to Marvel in 2015
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