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11:30 AM ET, December 6, 2011

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Bloomberg:
Apple, E-Book Publishers Probed by EU Agency  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL), the world's biggest technology company, and five e-book publishers are being investigated by European Union antitrust regulators over deals that may restrict sales across the region.  —  The probe targets the iPad-maker's deals …
Discussion: BGR, MacRumors and Jacket Copy
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Europe Probing Apple And Publishers For E-book Price ‘Cartel’  —  After carrying out unannounced inspections at the companies back in March, the European Commission is now starting a formal antitrust investigation into whether Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) and book publishers are limiting e-book competition with their “agency” pricing model.
James Rainey / LA Times:
NBC stations will use content from nonprofit news outlets  —  Ten NBC-owned television stations across the nation will team with nonprofit news outlets in an attempt to beef up their enterprise and analytical reporting, the network announced Monday.  —  NBC affiliates in Los Angeles …
Discussion: TVWeek.com and AllAccess.com
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
For Local NBC Stations, Collaborative Journalism  —  In a sign of increasing collaboration between journalism groups, NBC on Tuesday will announce a series of partnerships between its television stations and nonprofit news organizations.  —  Effectively immediately, NBC's station in Chicago …
Discussion: Deadline.com
Guardian:
Leveson inquiry: Chris Atkins, David Leigh, Charlotte Harris - live  —  Full coverage as the Starsuckers director, Guardian journalist and lawyer for phone-hacking victims give evidence  —  9.16am: The Independent points out that former information commissioner Richard Thomas told …
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James Cusick / The Independent:   Watchdog chief faces grilling over failure to act on press's dirty tricks
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Aaron Sorkin's HBO Cable News Series To Be Called ‘Newsroom’  —  Exclusive: The upcoming HBO drama about cable news from “The West Wing” creator Aaron Sorkin finally has a name.  TVNewser has learned that HBO is expected to call the series “Newsroom.”  —  Sorkin's series follows fictional …
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Jim Romenesko:   Anyone remember ‘The Newsroom’?
Jeanine Poggi / The Street:
LoveFilm Gives Netflix a Heartache  —  Netflix(NFLX) has another obstacle in its international expansion, as Amazon(AMZN) ramps up distribution of its LoveFilm content in the U.K.
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Microsoft upgrades Xbox Live with 40 entertainment services, live TV, and Kinect voice control
Julia Angwin / The Wall Street Journal:
WikiLeaks Associates Seek Injunction on Twitter Data  —  Three WikiLeaks associates are appealing a court order that would force Twitter Inc. to hand over information from their accounts without a search warrant.  —  The WikiLeaks associates - Jacob Appelbaum, Rop Gonggrijp, and Birgitta Jonsdottir …
Wall Street Journal:
Cable-TV Honchos Cry Foul Over Soaring Cost of ESPN  —  Dissent is growing within the media business over the rising cost of sports programming, even as the National Football League is negotiating a new agreement with major broadcast TV networks that are expected to boost its fees 60% to $3.2 billion per year.
Discussion: Company Town and Deadline.com
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Matthew Futterman / Wall Street Journal:
NFL Near Major Media Deals  —  TV Networks in Talks to Extend Pacts for About $3.2 Billion a Year Through 2021  —  The National Football League is close to inking an eight-year extension of three media-rights deals that should earn it a total of about $3.2 billion a year from its broadcast partners …
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Buyouts offered at The Gazette, Washington Post's community newspapers in Maryland  —  The buyouts were mentioned at the bottom of a story announcing that Chuck Lyons is moving from CEO to chairman of Post-Newsweek Media, the business division that includes The Gazette: “In an unrelated development …
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
Financial Times Launches Dedicated Android App  —  With mobile readers proving to be very avid readers of the Financial Times, the newspaper has launched a new version of its native Android app that it hopes will bring in more users on the platform on both smartphones and tablets.
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
CNBC Europe and CNBC Asia Merge to Create CNBC International  —  TVNewser has learned CNBC president Mark Hoffman sent out a memo this morning announcing that CNBC Europe and CNBC Asia have merged to form CNBC International.  —  Mick Buckley, who headed CNBC Europe, is leaving the company after eight years.
Indiewire:
Exclusive: ‘Dragon Tattoo’ Producer Scott Rudin Replies To David Denby's Upcoming New Yorker Review Embargo Break  —  “They reviewed what?”  —  If you follow movie insider baseball news you may have heard the embargo on Sony's “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” is about to break tomorrow …
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Steve Pond / The Wrap:
Sony Furious Over New Yorker's Plan to Break ‘Dragon Tattoo’ Review Embargo
Discussion: Company Town, Media Decoder and Poynter
Linda Holmes / NPR:
Honor Among Thumbs: A ‘Dragon Tattoo’ Spat And An Imperfect System
Discussion: AllThingsD, Gothamist and Carpetbagger
 
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