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9:45 PM ET, March 11, 2014

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Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
CNN ex-president Jon Klein talks about TAPP, the new online network he's starting with Jeff Gaspin  —  Jon Klein on His New Online Venture: 'We've Created the Company That I Feared Would Come Along'  —  Former CNN President Jon Klein and former NBC Universal Chairman Jeff Gaspin announced …
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Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
CNN, NBCU Alums Jon Klein, Jeff Gaspin Team Up for Online Video Venture  —  Sarah Palin reportedly target by firm for channel akin to Glenn Beck's TheBlaze  —  Two of the biggest names sitting on the sidelines in the media business are teaming up for a new online video venture.
Discussion: TVNewser and The Wrap
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Disney TV Shakeup: Anne Sweeney Leaving to Pursue Directing Career  —  Disney's longtime TV chief Anne Sweeney will leave her post in January 2015 to pursue a career as a television director.  —  “The past 18 years at Disney have been the highlight of my executive career.
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Jethro Nededog / The Wrap:
Anne Sweeney Exiting Disney-ABC to Become TV Director
Discussion: Variety
Bloomberg:
Beats Music raises $60M-$100M to fund new music and features in challenge to Spotify  —  Jimmy Iovine's Beats Music Is Said to Raise Up to $100 Million  —  Beats Music LLC, the subscription streaming service from rapper Dr. Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine, raised a second round …
Wall Street Journal:
Amazon hopes to boost MP3 sales with limited music streaming service for Prime members  —  Amazon Working on Music-Streaming Service  —  To Spur Song Purchases, Limits Would Be Placed on Listening  —  Amazon.com Inc. is hoping to offer an on-demand music-streaming service to customers …
Discussion: CNET and The Verge
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Lance Whitney / CNET:
iTunes Radio now third most popular streaming music service
Discussion: Fortune, App Advice and AppleInsider
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Disney Ponders the Biggest Big Media YouTube Bet Yet: Buying Maker Studios  —  Disney has been talking to Maker Studios about an acquisition that would value the YouTube network at $500 million or more, according to people familiar with the negotiations.  —  A deal isn't guaranteed.
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Upworthy partners with ProPublica and advocacy media groups on original content  —  When Upworthy raised an additional $8 million in September of last year, they wrote a blog post thanking their readers and making them a promise.  The new funds, they wrote, will “help us branch out into new editorial areas.
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
With High Hopes and Deep Pockets, The Times Gambles on NYT Now  —  It could hardly be more clear that The Times has high hopes for its new NYT Now mobile app.  —  Jill Abramson, the executive editor, unveiled it publicly with considerable fanfare a few days ago at South By Southwest Interactive …
Discussion: @jbenton and @sulliview
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Gawker's Nick Denton Says BuzzFeed is ‘Pointless.’ Also a ‘Perfect Competitor.’  —  Convenes a Company Meeting on Kinja Platform  —  Gawker Media founder Nick Denton used his company's own commenting platform to field a virtual company meeting on Tuesday, taking questions on the company's competition …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and FishbowlNY
John McDermott / Digiday:
Twitter testing ‘click-to-call’ button which allows mobile users to call advertisers directly  —  Twitter's direct response pitch: a new ‘click-to-call’ button  —  As part of its continued effort to evolve and broaden its advertising capabilities, Twitter is now touting itself …
Wall Street Journal:
Media Industry Worries About Comcast-TWC  —  Combined Company Will Have Clout in TV-Viewing Data, Carriage Fees, Set-Top Boxes  —  Comcast Corp.'s proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc. has sparked fears across the media industry that the combined giant would have too much influence …
Erik Wemple:
John Cook bolts Gawker for the Intercept  —  John Cook had fun as editor in chief of Gawker.  For instance: When he wanted to commandeer a video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack, he fired up a “Crackstarter” campaign that raised $200,000 for the cause.  Publicity followed.
Tony Haile / TIME:
Chartbeat CEO: “We confuse what people have clicked on for what they've read.”  —  What You Think You Know About the Web Is Wrong  —  If you're an average reader, I've got your attention for 15 seconds, so here goes: We are getting a lot wrong about the web these days.
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Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
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Bloomberg:
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Kim Fletcher / British Journalism Review:
Despite longer titles, influence of editors in digital age is inevitably diminishing
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Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Netflix Aiming for Autumn Launch in France, Says Orange CEO
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Jimmy Kimmel: It's ‘easy’ to fool the media
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Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
CBS chief says network could go all-Internet if Aereo wins
Discussion: Variety and TVSpy
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
News Corp. taking cautious approach to acquisitions and investments
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