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9:00 AM ET, June 21, 2014

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Cory Doctorow / Guardian:
How Amazon is holding Hachette hostage  —  By allowing Amazon to put a lock on its products, Hachette has allowed Amazon to usurp its relationship with its customers  —  For some three weeks now, books from the Hachette publishing group - one of the “big five” publishers who dominate the globe …
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Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
DRM is unfortunate, but it's not the problem in Hachette vs. Amazon  —  Let me start with the obligatory assurance that I'm no fan of DRM technologies.  That's why I use (illegal) tools to break it if I want to buy an ebook from another retailer and read it on my Kindle.
Discussion: @kifleswing
Jeanine Poggi / AdAge:
World Cup Setting Ratings Records for ESPN and Univision  —  Univision Tops ESPN for Four of the Five Biggest Matches … The World Cup in Brazil has been ratings gold for TV networks, setting new audience records for ESPN and Univision — and giving victories to Univision for many top matches.
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Newley Purnell / Wall Street Journal:
One Week In, World Cup's Opening Game Dominates Global Tweets  —  Twitter data from the first week of the month-long 2014 World Cup shows just how captivated fans worldwide were by the opening match.  —  That game, in which soccer superpower and host nation Brazil beat Croatia 3-1 on June 12 …
Reuters:
Deutsche Telekom in talks with Netflix over collaboration - report  —  (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom is in talks with U.S. video streaming company Netflix about a possible marketing alliance, a German magazine reported on Friday.  —  German monthly Magazine Manager cited people familiar …
Discussion: BGR
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Elsa Keslassy / Variety:
Report: Netflix Plans To Order First Original Series for French Market
Discussion: Home Media Magazine
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Viacom loses bid to dismiss Cablevision bundling lawsuit  —  (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday rejected Viacom Inc's effort to dismiss Cablevision Systems Corp's antitrust lawsuit accusing it of forcing cable providers and subscribers to buy channels they don't want.
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
16 media outlets ask court for access to Guantanamo force-feeding videos classified as secret  —  Media seeks Guantanamo force-feeding videos  —  A group of 16 news organizations is asking a federal judge to make public a batch of videos of a hunger-striking Guantanamo Bay prisoner being forcibly removed from his cell and force fed.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Decision Time for Aereo!  Supreme Decision Will (Probably) Come Next Week.  —  Public service announcement for people who like to spend time thinking about The Future Of TV and also The Future Of The Cloud: The Supreme Court's Aereo decision will likely come next Monday.  Or next Wednesday.
Ed Christman / Billboard:
Inside YouTube's Controversial Contract with Indies  —  Billboard has obtained a typical contract being offered by YouTube to its indie label partners for its new subscription service.  The devil is in the numbers, but also in the overall strategy.  —  Even though YouTube …
Discussion: Forbes, Music Week and @sterlewine
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Myles Tanzer / BuzzFeed:
New Inquiry co-founder Rachel Rosenfelt to join Gawker Media to focus on strategy, recruitment  —  New Inquiry Co-Founder Rachel Rosenfelt Headed To Gawker Media  —  Rosenfelt will be joining the media company as an Executive Producer.  —  Rachel Rosenfelt, the co-founder and former Editor …
Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
House Republicans See No Need For New Broadband Regulations  —  The head of the House Judiciary Committee came out swinging today against new net neutrality regulations.  —  “It is my belief that the Internet has flourished precisely because it is a deregulated market,” Rep. Bob Goodlatte …
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
Forget Piracy, Here's a Movie You Can Share for Free Once It Opens in Theaters  —  Aaron Swartz's belief in the free spread of information landed him in jail.  The people who want to watch a movie about his life will face no such legal problems.  —  Anyone who buys the movie via Vimeo …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Twitch Hooks Into YouTube for Live Broadcast Alerts  —  Partnership comes as Google is engaged in acquisition talks with Internet videogame broadcaster  —  Internet videogame-broadcasting company Twitch announced a new partnership with YouTube, under which the Google-owned site will issue alerts …
Discussion: The Next Web
 
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
The Walking Dead producer criticises Game of Thrones executive over piracy
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Tom Rosenstiel / American Press Institute:
How niche reporting leads to higher quality information for everyone: 12 good questions with Lara Setrakian
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Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
Univision owners trying to sell their stakes, but so far, nada
Discussion: Reuters and TVWeek.com
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
How the Fire Phone will turn Amazon into Apple's greatest music threat
Discussion: Forbes
Peter Adams / The News Literacy Project:
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Manuel Roig-Franzia / Washington Post:
With Atlantic article on reparations, Ta-Nehisi Coates sees payoff for years of struggle
Discussion: @johnica and Pacific Standard
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Search on Android can now launch music apps from search results for artists
Robert Andrews / Beet.TV:
Mail Online's New US CEO Steinberg: “We are Going to Grow Massively”
Discussion: Mashable, Thanks:@beet_tv
Cory Bergman / Medium:
How to make breaking news matter again
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
LinkedIn acquires major fact checking patents
Discussion: @craigsilverman