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12:20 PM ET, May 29, 2014

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Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Jimmy Iovine's four decades of experience and celebrity connections lend credibility to Apple's music plans  —  Jimmy Iovine, a Master of Beats, Lends Apple a Skilled Ear  —  CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple's new music impresario, Jimmy Iovine, didn't start out writing code or studying computer engineering …
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Ed Christman / Billboard:
John Janick to Succeed Jimmy Iovine as Chairman, CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M  —  John Janick has been named chairman and CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M, succeeding Jimmy Iovine, the most successful head of a major label for the last 25 years.  —  The announcement was made to coincide …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Cue and Iovine talk about Beats acquisition, competing streaming services, Apple TV, more
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Tim Cook Explains Why Apple Is Buying Beats (Q&A)
Apple:
Apple to acquire Beats Music and Beats Electronics for $2.6B in cash and $400M in stock to vest over time
Chris Ariens / FishbowlNY:
Prometheus Global Media acquires Mediabistro editorial and e-commerce assets for $8M  —  Prometheus Global Media to Acquire Mediabistro  —  So, we're in the news today.  This morning, Mediabistro is announcing that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its editorial …
Dawn Chmielewski / Re/code:
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Talks Net Neutrality (Liveblog)  —  Netflix has been on a roll.  —  The Internet video service now boasts 35.7 million domestic subscribers, widening its gap on rival premium TV channel HBO in the U.S. It announced plans to enter France, Germany and four …
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Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Michael Kinsley Responds to Criticism of Greenwald Review  —  In a post yesterday, I took up Michael Kinsley's review of Glenn Greenwald's book, “No Place to Hide,” which many Times readers had written to me about.  Mr. Kinsley has asked The Times for the opportunity to respond and I am providing it here: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Conde Nast Drafts an Internal ‘Magna Carta’ for Native Advertising  —  Publisher of Vogue and Vanity Fair Seeks to Codify Tactic  —  How to Integrate Social Media Into Your Marketing Strategy  —  Conde Nast, publisher of Vogue and The New Yorker, has asked its editors and publishers …
Bill Carter / New York Times:
May Brings a Loss of Viewership for Cable News Channels  —  May is typically a slow month for television news channels — not much is happening and there is competition from season-ending series elsewhere.  —  But all the news channels have seen particularly troubling declines in viewership …
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Nikki Usher / Washington Post:
It's not just Jill Abramson: Women everywhere are getting pushed out of journalism
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
KPCB: Mobile use continues to skyrocket, yet most news orgs make only a “pittance” off it  —  The scariest chart in Mary Meeker's slide deck for newspapers has gotten a little scarier  —  It's an annual moment of print realism here at Nieman Lab: The posting of the attention slide …
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Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Eddy Cue Says Apple TV, With 20 Million Units Sold, Will Continue To Evolve  —  Apple TV has been a pretty modest success when you compare it to some of Apple's other products, but with 20 million units sold, the product has clearly captured consumer attention.
Discussion: Re/code and Forbes
Madison Gray / Poynter:
LinkedIn trying to appeal to journalists by pitching itself as a research tool  —  Spreading the gospel of LinkedIn for Journalists  —  The classroom at the City University of New York sat attentively watching the browser on the large screen point to LinkedIn.
Discussion: @poynter
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
Vimeo Enters Original Programming Business With Its First Web Series  —  Vimeo will make a new season of the web series “High Maintenance,” the video service's first attempt to fund its own programming, the company said Wednesday.  Vimeo will finance six new episodes of the series …
Discussion: VentureBeat, Variety and The Verge
James Doleman / The Drum:
Phone-hacking trial: Andy Coulson ‘a man of integrity and honour’, jury told as his defence ends  — “No evidence” Coulson knew of Best hack  — “Do his phone” email unrelated to voicemail interception, defence say  — Defendant “straightforward and upfront”  — “Proper verdict is not guilty”, jury told
Discussion: Guardian and Guardian
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
IJReview uses Upworthy-like headlines and Facebook to eclipse FoxNews and NYT in US uniques  —  IJReview: The biggest viral publisher you've never heard of  —  What happens when you take an hyper-viral publishing model and apply it to a specific topic?  Major traffic growth, for one.
 
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Security researcher claims over 30% of all mobile spam messages are sent through iMessage

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