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12:20 PM ET, January 17, 2014

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New York Times:
Bumps on a Road to Revival for Yahoo  —  SAN FRANCISCO — It looks as if the Google pixie dust isn't so easy to spread around.  —  Marissa Mayer's arrival at Yahoo as chief executive a year and a half ago was widely hailed as an opportunity to infuse the struggling Internet pioneer …
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Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Exclusive: Yahoo's Editor-in-Chief Jai Singh Departs Company  —  According to sources close to the situation, Yahoo's Editor-in-Chief Jai Singh has quit the company, a major departure which comes in the wake of changes made to its media unit after the firing of COO Henrique De Castro yesterday.
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed:
Kushner announces new team at Register, explains ‘restructuring’ *  —  The Orange County Register shed more than 30 newsroom staffers today via layoffs, buyouts and retirement.  The departing include editor Ken Brusic, as we noted earlier.  It's all about restructuring for the future …
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Ken Bensinger / Los Angeles Times:
Layoffs come at OC Register and Riverside Press-Enterprise
Mary Ann Milbourn / Orange County Register:
Register names new newsroom leadership
Discussion: Poynter, @lilyshumleung and LA Observed
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Farhad Manjoo heads to NYT after 4 months at WSJ to replace David Pogue  —  The New York Times Gets Its David Pogue Replacement From the Wall Street Journal  —  The New York Times has found a replacement for David Pogue, its high-profile tech reviewer: Sources say the Times is filling …
Andrew Adam Newman / New York Times:
Promoting Its Own Products, a Magazine Labels an Ad as News  —  CONTENT from advertisers that resembles editorial coverage, commonly called native advertising, is drawing heightened scrutiny from the Federal Trade Commission, which wants to establish guidelines for labeling it clearly.
Arif Durrani / Media Week:
London Evening Standard profits double in 2013  —  The London Evening Standard has more than doubled its profits in the year to September 2013, to around £2.5 million, while the embattled Independent slashed its losses by 50% in the same period, according to sources. inShare 1 London Evening Standard …
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Phone hacking: Wall Street Journal wins ruling on reporting restrictions  —  US-based newspaper will be able to report fully report on the trial of Rebekah Brooks and others without signing written agreement  —  The Wall Street Journal has won a ruling allowing it to fully report …
Paul Mozur / Wall Street Journal:
Chinese Microblog Use Fell 9% In 2013, Government Says  —  The Reduction in Weibo Users Likely Reflects Censorship, Mobile-Messaging Options  —  BEIJING—The number of Chinese using Twitter -like microblogs fell 9% in 2013 from 2012, according to a new government report …
Discussion: @crtejada
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Tom Grubisich / Street Fight:
Borrell Report Details Legacy Media's Struggles in the Digital World  —  In a new report “The Future of Legacy Media” (free executive summary here), research and consulting firm Borrell Associates has both good and bad news for old media (newspapers, TV, radio, magazines) …
Discussion: @niemanlab
Nick Hopkins / Guardian:
Alan Rusbridger: Westminster is hoping Snowden revelations go away  —  Guardian editor accuses UK politicians of failing to tackle issues raised by NSA revelations, which have sparked US debate  —  Britain's political class has been closing its eyes and hoping the revelations from Edward Snowden …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
HBO Go Is Coming to PlayStation  —  HBO announced that its broadband-video service, HBO Go, will be coming “soon” to Sony's PlayStation 3 videogame console with an app for the just-released PS4 to follow.  —  Netflix has been available on the PlayStation 3 since 2009, and was one of 11 …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
YouTube starts airing 2014 Super Bowl commercials ahead of the game  —  This year's Super Bowl might not take place until February 2nd, but that's not stopping some ads from running early.  While Super Bowl advertisers have traditionally surprised the millions of people who tune …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Digg Is Experimenting With Original Content  —  Digg is currently testing a system which would see the viral news aggregator running its own original content on the Digg.com homepage, the company confirms to us today.  This would be a new direction for the betaworks-backed service …
Discussion: @niemanlab
The New York Times Company:
The New York Times's Most Visited Content of 2013  —  The New York Times today released its Most Visited lists for 2013.  Categories include the most visited articles and blog posts, multimedia and interactives, and videos throughout NYTimes.com, our mobile site and our iOS apps.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
And The Most Downloaded Torrent of 2013 is.... Completely Legal  —  Earlier today we published a list of the top 20 most-pirated artists.  With well over 5 million downloads this chart was topped by Bruno Mars.  Interestingly enough, the honor of the most-downloaded artist on BitTorrent goes to a legal download.
Hannah Karp / Wall Street Journal:
Radio's Answer to Spotify?  Less Variety  —  Stations Create More Repetition, Fearing Listeners Will Tune Out Unfamiliar Tunes  —  Synth-pop band Capital Cities has plenty of songs on its debut album that it wants to promote as singles—if only radio programmers would allow it.
Discussion: @antonioregalado and @walkermoskop
Google Research Blog:
Google visualizes data from Google Play Music to show changes in music genres over the decades  —  Explore the history of Pop — and Punk, Jazz, and Folk — with the Music Timeline  —  With newspapers, blogs, and websites wrapping up their Top Ten album lists for 2013 …
Discussion: The Next Web, The Verge, Gigaom and Gizmodo
Carolyn Kellogg / Los Angeles Times:
Goodreads enlists its 100,000th author  —  Goodreads is attracting authors as well as readers.  (Goodreads)  —  Although its website only tallies 99,961, Goodreads has announced Wednesday that membership in its verified author program has reached 100,000.
RIA Novosti:
Ukrainian Journalist Discharged From Hospital After Attack  —  A prominent Ukrainian female investigative journalist and activist Tatiana Chornovil, who was beaten up late last year, has been discharged from hospital, Ukraine's UNIAN news agency said on Thursday.
 
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Emma McGarthy / Press Gazette:
NUJ: BBC is not doing enough to tackle harassment and bullying in the workplace
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Tim Shipman is New Sunday Times Political Editor
Discussion: Press Gazette and Guardian
Rich Bellis / Digital Book World:
Publishers Must Offer Services, Not Just Books, to Make Subscriptions Work
Patrick Brzeski / Hollywood Reporter:
Metan Launches Hollywood-Focused Channels on China's Tudou
Abigail Edge / Journalism.co.uk:
Web comments ‘more civil’ when journalists interact, study shows …
Discussion: @lauranewmanny
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Smartphone Users Gobbling Up More Data Amid Growing Use of Streaming Music
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Angus MacKinnon / Agence France Presse:
Actress sues magazine over Hollande affair report
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
The Week Picks Up a New Digital Boss From Patch
Discussion: @romenesko
Matthew Lynch / Capital New York:
Memo: Condé Nast ad pages flat in Q1
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