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4:15 PM ET, May 29, 2014

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Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Jimmy Iovine's four decades of experience and artist 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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Spotify Launches in Brazil  —  Spotify is now available in Brazil.  —  After reports that the online streaming service, which had been available in the country as an invite-only trial version, was gearing up to launch in the eighth largest market in the world (and the biggest South American market) …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Cue and Iovine talk about Beats acquisition, competing streaming services, Apple TV, more
Apple:
Apple to acquire Beats Music and Beats Electronics for $2.6B in cash and $400M in stock to vest over time
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Tim Cook Explains Why Apple Is Buying Beats (Q&A)
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 …
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
Iranian hacker “Newscaster” campaign used real journalists' names, fake reporter personas  —  Cyberespionage Attacks Tied to Hackers in Iran  —  SAN FRANCISCO — An elaborate, three-year cyberespionage campaign against United States military contractors, members of Congress …
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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 …
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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Jessica Guynn / USA Today:   Hastings: Comcast wants to become the ‘post office’
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 …
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 …
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
BuzzFeed tinkers with sponsored content labels as native advertising evolves  —  “Native” Ad Labelling is a Work in Progress  —  “Native” advertising, or advertising content designed to blend in with editorial content, is all the rage.  But publishers and marketers are still figuring …
Discussion: @noahchestnut and @jackmarshall
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
Mandy Jenkins / Zombie Journalism:
Technology is a solution, not a problem, for women in newsrooms  —  So maybe you've noticed - there's a lot of talk about women in journalism these days in the wake of Jill Abramson's unplanned exit from the New York Times.  Aside from being a woman and a journalist, I haven't generally felt …
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Nikki Usher / Washington Post:
It's not just Jill Abramson: Women everywhere are getting pushed out of journalism
Chris Welch / The Verge:
YouTube reveals which US internet providers are best and worst at streaming  —  Starting today, internet providers in the United States will finally be held to account for lackluster YouTube streaming speeds.  Google has brought its Video Quality Report — first launched in Canada at the start …
Discussion: Gigaom, TechCrunch and Electronista
Abigail Edge / Journalism.co.uk:
Guardian redesigns app, offers increased personalization, UGC submission, and interactives  —  A whistle-stop tour of the new Guardian app  —  The Guardian's new app for iOS and Android allows users to personalise their homepage and directly submit user-generated content  — Read more
Bill Carter / New York Times:
Head of Programming at Fox Is Stepping Down  —  Kevin Reilly, who led the entertainment programming at the Fox network to high points that were followed by some recent lows, announced Thursday that he was stepping down at the end of next month.  —  Mr. Reilly, who had been in his position for seven years …
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, 9to5Mac and Forbes
 
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James Doleman / The Drum:
Phone-hacking trial: Andy Coulson ‘a man of integrity and honour’, jury told as his defence ends
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Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
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China detains journalist ahead of anniversary
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