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11:45 AM ET, January 10, 2014

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Valleywag:
Co-Chief Eric Eldon Leaving TechCrunch  —  One half of the duo operating Silicon Valley's industry blog of record is making his exit.  After a little over two years at the helm alongside Alexia Tsotsis, TechCrunch co-editor Eric Eldon will soon depart the site.  He planned to make the news official next week.
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Merrill Knox / TVNewser:
Random House Moves Up Publication Date of Roger Ailes Biography  —  Because of “heavy media attention and heightened interest,” Random House is moving the publication date of Gabe Sherman's book on Roger Ailes up a week, Politico's Dylan Byers reports.  The book, originally scheduled …
Discussion: FishbowlNY, @peterjukes and The Wrap
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More excerpts from Ailes bio: Fox News battles with Murdoch sons, Peter Chernin and more
Erik Wemple:
New Jersey's Record used persistent reporting, records requests and leaks for Christie story  —  The Record nails Christie story  —  Martin Gottlieb, editor of the (Bergen, N.J.) Record, has a lot of great things to say about his employer.  Though his newsroom has had to deal with a bit …
John Jurgensen / Wall Street Journal:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Ushers In Crowd-Sourced TV  —  The actor is taking his web project “hitRECord” to cable  —  For the first episode of the new cable series “HitRecord on TV,” producers had to squeeze 426 names into the closing credits, about four times the amount that scrolls through a typical half-hour TV show.
Lorraine Bailey / Courthouse News Service:
Anonymous Yelp Users Face Identity Disclosure  —  (CN) - Yelp must identify seven anonymous reviewers who left negative reviews for a carpet-cleaning business, a Virginia appeals court ruled.  With approximately 102 million unique visitors every month, the Yelp website allows users to post and read reviews of local businesses.
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Nook sales crashed by over 66 percent during 2013 holiday season  —  Barnes & Noble CEO attributes drop to lower prices, no new products last year.  —  Back in August 2013, Barnes & Noble declared that it wasn't giving up on its Nook e-reader just yet.  Despite its struggles …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Time Inc. shake-up: Hackett out at People, replaced by E.W.'s Cagle  —  Larry Hackett, the longtime editor of People magazine, is leaving parent company Time Inc. and will be replaced by Jess Cagle, the editor of sister title Entertainment Weekly.  —  Cagle also assumes the role …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
TV Viewers Aren't Thrilled with Second-Screen Synchronized Content, Study Finds  —  Only 13% of ‘second screen’ users say content synched with TV makes experience more enjoyable, according to survey from CEA and NATPE  —  Call it app-athy: While the majority of TV viewers are sitting …
Ravi Somaiyajan / New York Times:
Jason Calacanis's mobile news startup Inside.com has hired former The Wire editor Gabriel Snyder, launches Jan. 23  —  Gabriel Snyder, Former Editor of The Wire, Joins Mobile News Start-Up  —  Gabriel Snyder, the former editor in chief of The Wire, a website owned by Atlantic Media …
Discussion: @jason and @gabrielsnyder
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Telegraph Media Group made record £60m profit last year  —  The Telegraph Media Group made more than £60m last year, The Guardian can reveal.  It is the third successive year that the company has managed to increase its operating profit.  —  TMG is expected to report what amounts …
Discussion: @charliebeckett
GeekWire:
Surprise: Amazon tests physical retail with ‘Kindle Kiosk’ vending machines  —  LAS VEGAS — Amazon, the company that defined the world of online commerce, is venturing further into the world of physical retail — experimenting with standalone, automated “Kindle Kiosk” vending machines in selected airports and shopping malls.
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Dow Jones cites the hot news doctrine in new lawsuit  —  Dow Jones is suing Ransquawk, a London-based news service that delivers real-time updates on financial markets.  In the suit, Dow Jones accuses Ransquawk of illegally accessing one of the company's financial news and analysis products.
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Eric Blattberg / VentureBeat:
Facebook killing ‘sponsored stories’ in April — but your name may still show up next to ads  —  Facebook originally introduced sponsored stories in January 2011.  —  Facebook's detested “sponsored stories” finally have an expiration date.  —  In a list of changes to its Ads API published Thursday …
 
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