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7:40 AM ET, August 18, 2011

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David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Amazon Set to Publish Pop Author  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon moved aggressively Tuesday to fulfill its new ambition to publish books as well as sell them, announcing that it had signed Timothy Ferriss, the wildly popular self-help guru for young men.  —  The terms were not disclosed.
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
News Startup Capital New York Raises More ... Capital  —  Infusion of $1.7 Million Allows Company to Hire More Journalists  —  As the venerated 130-year-old Los Angeles Times was laying off more of its reporters a few weeks ago, Capital New York, a small news startup based in Manhattan …
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat:
Jumo ‘Acquired’ for $0 and a Graceful Exit  —  Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has struggled with his ambitious solo start-up, the social network for activism Jumo, ever since its bumpy launch.  Waning traffic and disinterested users were making it obvious that the site was not going to catch on …
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Ellen McGirt / Fast Company:
Chris Hughes's Jumo And GOOD Join Forces
David W. Chen / New York Times:
Discrimination Suit Against Bloomberg L.P. Is Rejected  —  In a major victory for Bloomberg L.P., the financial and media services giant founded by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, a federal judge has dismissed claims that the company engaged in a pattern of discrimination against pregnant women who took maternity leaves.
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
A life unravelled ... whistleblower who incurred wrath of the Murdoch empire  —  Relentless legal pursuit of ex-News Corp employee likened to ‘Rambo tactics’  —  Five years ago Robert Emmel was enjoying the American dream.  He lived in a detached house in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Memo to newspapers: The future of media is a two-way street  —  Plenty of newspapers and other mainstream media entities are happy to use social tools like Twitter and Facebook to promote their content, host comments on their news stories in order to build traffic, and otherwise try and take advantage of the web.
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Zeke Turner / WWD:
Times Magazine Hires Jon Kelly  —  Photo By CLINT SPAULDING/PatrickMcMullan.com … New York Times Sunday Magazine editor Hugo Lindgren has hired Jon Kelly away from Bloomberg Businessweek.  —  Kelly, 29, will run the front of the Sunday Magazine and Greg Veis will become politics editor.
Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick:
YouTube, music publishers settle copyright beef  —  A group of music publishers that joined a class action lawsuit filed against YouTube in 2007 have reached a settlement with Google's video-sharing site.  —  David Israelite, CEO of the National Music Publishers Association, in a photo taken earlier this summer
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
RR Donnelley Continues Digital Expansion With Purchase Of LibreDigital  —  Another interesting digital acquisition by R.R. Donnelley & Sons, Co., the Chicago publishing services company that picked up Steve Brill and Gordon Crovitz's Press+ earlier this year.
Adam Penenberg / Fast Company:
This Column Was Crowdsourced By Servio  —  Find out what happens when a journalist crowdsources a piece about a crowdsource company to the people who work there.  —  From DARPA soliciting the masses to design aspects of next generation combat vehicles, to Kickstarter crowdfunding projects by artists …
Discussion: Poynter and TechCrunch
Steve Forbes / Forbes:
Why Rupert Murdoch Will Survive And Thrive Again  —  It will be of little solace to Rupert Murdoch, but every great leader faces a supreme crisis that can destroy everything he has built and for which there is no playbook.  This humbling fact of life came glaringly through in a book I coauthored …
blogs.journalism.co.uk:
Facebook study finds Independent's content was shared and liked 136,000 times in one month  —  Facebook has published a report on the way the Independent uses the social network to share content.  The study has found people liked or shared content from the Independent 136,000 during a “recent” month.
 
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