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3:15 PM ET, July 2, 2011

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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
On Attribution and Credit  —  Ina Fried's story yesterday for AllThingsD about iPad-native apps crossing the 100,000 mark now credits MacStories by name, and includes this note: … The reference in the article now reads: … That's better, and crosses the line into what I consider acceptable attribution.
Discussion: parislemon and Softpedia News
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Lawyer to Judge: I Swear My Browser Ate My Homework  —  A lawyer for copyright troll Righthaven is declaring under penalty of perjury that an update to his computer's browser prohibited him from electronically submitting a legal filing before an angry judge's deadline.
Andrew Hampp / AdAge:
Comcast Shutters NBC Universal Digital Studio  —  Eleven Positions Affected; Third Season Of American Family Insurance Series in Limbo  —  Comcast is shuttering NBC Universal Digital Studio, a three-year-old original web content division, NBC Universal confirmed on Friday.
Discussion: paidContent
Sofia M. Fernandez / Hollywood Reporter:
Ashton Kutcher and Village Voice Twitter Feud Leads to Advertiser Loss … Social media master Ashton Kutcher has taken his Twitter feud with New York's Village Voice to a new level by contacting its advertisers to complain about the newspaper's “Back Page” personal ads.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
New York Times Co. Sells 55 Percent of Fenway Stake For $117 Million  —  It took The New York Times Co. (NYSE: NYT) longer to find buyers for a substantial part of its stake in the Boston Red Sox than it did to build the metered paywall for NYTimes.com—and it still isn't done with the Fenway Sports Group.
Discussion: Forbes.com and Adweek
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
TheWrap Replaces THR as Reuters News Partner  —  We have big news today.  TheWrap, which struck a partnership with Reuters last year, becomes the global news agency's main entertainment news provider as of July 1.  —  This new partnership replaces a long-time alliance between Reuters and The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard.
Discussion: Future of Journalism and The Wire
Amie Parnes / The Politico:
White House press pool losing scoops to Twitter  —  The temptations of Twitter are clashing with a White House press corps tradition: the pool report.  —  Some reporters in the rotating pool of journalists who chronicle the president's movements are sending TwitPics, revealing factoids …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
ProPublica's newest news app uses education data to get more social  —  Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights released a data set — the most comprehensive to date — documenting student access to advanced classes and special programs in public high schools.
Kelvin MacKenzie / Guardian:
Thank God for Rupert Murdoch |  Kelvin MacKenzie  —  Twenty years after flirting with disaster, the News Corp chief is on the verge of his biggest deal.  We need more like him  —  Two decades ago Rupert Murdoch was sitting at his desk in Wapping as a financial firestorm engulfed his company.
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
AllThingsD Plans Expansion of Reviews Section: Kara Swisher Wants “Little Walt Mossbergs Everywhere”  —  All Things Digital, the fast-growing events and publishing unit of Dow Jones, headed by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg, plans to expand its reviews section, says Swisher in this video interview with Beet.TV
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Doug Aamoth / Techland:
Google and Microsoft Reportedly Both Kicking Hulu's Tires  —  Is Hulu for sale?  Not exactly.  —  The L.A. Times reports that Google and Microsoft have both been entertaining the idea of purchasing the online video service, which is jointly owned by NBC Universal, Fox, and Disney-owned ABC.
 
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