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3:50 PM ET, September 9, 2011

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Bloomberg:
AOL Said to Discuss Deal With Yahoo Advisers  —  AOL Inc. (AOL) Chief Executive Officer Tim Armstrong is talking with advisers to Yahoo! Inc. to gauge its interest in combining the companies after the ouster of CEO Carol Bartz, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
After AOL Rules Out TechCrunch Sale to Arrington, Tense Severance Negotiations Taking Place  —  AOL is still engaged in complex severance negotiations with TechCrunch founder and editor Michael Arrington, which some close to the situation warn could eventually end in court if not resolved.
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Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
Analysis: AOL's Armstrong feeling the heat with Project Devil
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Economist:
The books business: Great digital expectations  —  UK Only Article: standard article Issue: The new special relationship Fly Title: The books business Rubric: Digitisation may have came late to book publishing, but it is transforming the business in short order Main image …
Martin Langeveld / Nieman Journalism Lab:
A call for consolidation: Dean Singleton on John Paton, collective action, and the next waves of newspaper cutbacks  —  When MediaNews Group and Journal Register Co. announced a quasi-merger on Wednesday — putting the two under a new common management structure named Digital First …
Discussion: Erik Wemple and mediabistro.com
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
NI to launch new online service  —  News International advertises jobs for new online and mobile service dedicated to sport and showbiz  —  A new online and mobile service dedicated to sport and showbiz is to be launched in the wake of the closure of the News of the World by Rupert Murdoch's News International.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
What Publishers Can Learn From Online Retailers  —  What does content mean for online retailers, and how can publishers successfully work commerce into their websites?  Those were the questions discussed at a Financial Times panel in NYC last night.  “There are lots of things …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Noah Davis / Business Insider:
Yahoo Poaches CNET Editor-In-Chief As Homepage Editor  —  Scott Ard is the new front page editor of Yahoo.  —  The CNET editor-in-chief joins the company just days after longtime front page head Liz Lufkin was pushed out by new EIC Jai Singh.  Singh was editor-in-chief of CNET News.com …
Discussion: Gawker
Ellie Behling / eMedia Vitals:
More apps doesn't mean more usage  —  More apps doesn't necessarily translate into more app usage, according to new research of tablet users by research firm GfK MRI.  The research also found that the app store is the main way tablet users search for apps — underscoring the need for publishers …
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Wired Magazine, Showtime Deliver Augmented Reality to Promote ‘Homeland’  —  Weeklong Glitch Now Resolved  —  With a roughly weeklong glitch now resolved, Wired magazine and Showtime are again using augmented-reality tech to let readers trigger ads by pointing their camera phones at the September issue.
Jonathan Weber / The Bay Citizen:
A Moment of Change for The Bay Citizen  —  I'm both happy and sad to announce an important change at The Bay Citizen: I have stepped down as editor in chief, and my colleague Steve Fainaru will be taking over as interim editor in chief.  I'm leaving to pursue a new opportunity, the details of which will be announced shortly.
Kevin Bakhurst / BBC:
How has social media changed the way newsrooms work?  —  Earlier today I gave a talk at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam about how social media has changed the way newsrooms work.  The full transcript of the speech is below.  —  BBC News, like all major news providers …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Hey Twitter, you are a media entity now — embrace it  —  In an informal chat at Twitter headquarters on Thursday, chief executive Dick Costolo talked about some of the numbers behind the service (as Erica reported earlier), including the fact that the network has over 100 million active users now.
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
CNBC survey finds news apps cannibalising websites for ‘Mobile Elite’  —  iPhone also ahead of BlackBerry as most popular personal mobile device for European business leaders  —  A survey of more than 650 European business leaders conducted by broadcaster CNBC has found that the proliferation …
Michael Malone / Broadcasting & Cable:
Scripps Launches Live Streaming to Mobile Devices  —  Wifi simulcast may be lifeline at times of severe weather  —  The Scripps station group has taken a major step toward keeping its viewers connected on myriad platforms, as it launches live streaming apps in its nine markets that …
Discussion: MediaPost and rbr.com
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Phone hacking: Les Hinton rejects Clive Goodman's claims  —  Former NI boss stands by evidence that he believed News of the World royal editor was ‘only person’ involved in phone hacking  —  Les Hinton, the former boss of News International, has dismissed an allegation by the former News …
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
 
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Josh Halliday / Guardian:
August ABCs: i outsells the Independent by nearly 10,000 copies
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Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Homicide Watch D.C., buoyed by big growth, seeks a new home in a local newsroom
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bizjournals:
Morning News lays off employees as ad decline continues
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Paul Tash / St. Petersburg Times:
Pay for staffers at St. Petersburg Times cut five percent for five months under new cost-saving plan
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David Kravets / Threat Level:
Newspaper Chain Drops Righthaven — ‘It Was a Dumb Idea’
Discussion: Adweek, On the Media and paidContent
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Media companies have three ways to innovate, each with its own barriers
Discussion: MediaPost
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
No, licensing journalists isn't the answer
Discussion: Headlines and Deadlines and DigiDave, Thanks:mathewi