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8:45 PM ET, December 7, 2011

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Thomas Catan / Wall Street Journal:
Justice Department Confirms E-Book Probe  —  WASHINGTON—The U.S. Justice Department confirmed Wednesday that it is conducting an antitrust investigation into the pricing of electronic books, the latest antitrust watchdog to probe whether there was improper collusion by publishers and Apple Inc. to prevent discounting.
Know Your Mobile:
Exclusive: Amazon Kindle Fire coming to UK in January  —  Know Your Mobile has been told Amazon's Android-powered Kindle Fire tablet will be getting a UK release date in January  —  Amazon will be bringing the Kindle Fire to the UK, a source close to the launch has informed us.
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Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
Amazon's Kindle Fire Could Be Going International Sooner Rather Than Later
Discussion: AllThingsD
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
James Murdoch's lawyers confirm Tom Watson was put under surveillance  —  News Corp lawyers say three NI staff were involved in setting up monitoring, but it is not appropriate to name them  —  James Murdoch's lawyers have confirmed that Labour MP Tom Watson was put under surveillance for a week in 2009 …
Discussion: Poynter and The New Yorker Blog
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Guardian:   News Corporation's letter to MPs - full text
Bloomberg:
Bloomberg News Responds to Bernanke Criticism  —  Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said in a letter to four senior lawmakers today that recent news articles about the central bank's emergency lending programs contained “egregious errors.”  —  While Bernanke's letter …
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Felix Salmon / Reuters:   Smackdown of the day: Bloomberg vs the Fed
Binyamin Appelbaum / Economix:
Fed Lashes Out at ‘Errors’ in Reporting
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
Why news sites should add Facebook's new ‘Subscribe’ button  —  Facebook exec Joanna Shields just revealed at a conference that the social network is poised to roll out a “Subscribe” button that will allow users to subscribe to other users' updates.  Think of it as a Twitter “follow” button for Facebook, embeddable on any site.
Joel Gunter / Journalism.co.uk:
Phone hacking: Glenn Mulcaire arrested, reports suggest  —  Arrest is 18th by the Metropolitan police's phone hacking investigation Operation Weeting  —  The Metropolitan police arrested the man at an address in London at 7am today  —  Copyright: Alberto OG on Flickr.  Some rights reserved
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Sky News:   Sky Sources: Glenn Mulcaire Held Over Hacking
Oliver Duff / The Independent:
Rebekah? ‘We helped choose her police station’
Discussion: Press Gazette
Telegraph:
Andy Coulson sues News Group over refusal to pay phone hacking legal fees
Discussion: The Independent
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Broadcasters call for action over signal interference  —  Five international broadcasters have issued a joint statement in response to ‘an increase in deliberate interference’ of their signals in the past year  —  A group of international broadcasters, including the BBC …
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
Flipboard iPhone app launch takes down entire service (updated)  —  After last night's highly anticipated launch of the Flipboard news reading app for iPhone, the entire Flipboard service has been taken down.  In a tweet posted to the official Flipboard Twitter account …
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David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Flipboard CEO's new media mission: ‘crawl the social networks’
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
Flipboard launches sleek iPhone app with new ‘Cover Stories’ section
Steve Myers / Poynter:
No live tweeting or blogging from Jerry Sandusky preliminary hearing  —  A Pennsylvania judge has set out the rules for covering Jerry Sandusky's preliminary hearing next week.  Half of the 200 or so seats in the courtroom will be reserved for media, plus another 100 in a satellite courtroom with closed-circuit video.
Discussion: PennLive.com and mediabistro.com
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Buzz Bissinger / The Daily Beast:
How Jerry Sandusky Played The New York Times in His Interview
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Yahoo Building New York Studio … NEW YORK ­ About 5,000 square feet in an office building at the corner of Manhattan's 40th Street and Avenue of the Americas will become the city's next major studio space by mid-March.  —  But the company that is looking to transform …
Dan Trombetto / Folio:
Condé Nast Partners with AdMeld in Private Digital Ad Exchange  —  eBay and Macy's among participating clients.  —  In a major magazine publisher first, Condé Nast launched a private advertising exchange for select digital clientele.  Partnering with service provider AdMeld …
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Netflix CEO Compares Company To Bank Of America And Oakland A's  —  Ouch.  Reed Hastings addressed a room of investors and media experts today in a bid to reignite confidence in his company.  After his curious speech, it's unlikely many of them will be jumping back on the Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) bandwagon anytime soon.
Discussion: Associated Press
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Guardian:
Leveson inquiry: NoW's Neville Thurlbeck to give evidence  —  Former News of the World chief reporter to appear next week, as will journalist who wrote Kate McCann private diaries story  —  Neville Thurlbeck, the former News of the World chief reporter, is to appear before the Leveson inquiry next week.
Discussion: Press Gazette
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
WSJ Editor: Our Competitors' Hacking Coverage Is ‘Abysmally Conflicted’  —  Thomson.  Image by Getty Images North America via @daylife  —  The Wall Street Journal's news pages and its editorial page don't always see eye to eye, but on this they can agree: Other news organizations …
Discussion: Erik Wemple
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Verizon Won't Talk About Its Talks to Build a Netflix-Style Service.  But It Is Definitely Talking.  —  Those stories about Verizon launching its own Netflix-style video service?  Ignore them, says Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam.  Those are “all just speculation by people who like to write blogs.”
New York Times:
A Moment in the Sun for Television  —  THIS week, about 2,000 people are attending an annual event known as the UBS global media and communications conference.  Based on the presentations so far, perhaps it ought to be renamed the global television and video festival.
Discussion: CNBC
 
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Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
PCC proposes wide-ranging shakeup of press self-regulation
Reuters:
Newspaper companies put their money where the clicks are
Discussion: Poynter
Michael E. Ruane / Washington Post:
‘WAR!’ How a stunned media broke the Pearl Harbor news.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Gannett to expand paywalls across more properties
Discussion: Gannett Blog
Kris Hammond / Just to Clarify:
Why 90% of news will be computer generated in 15 years
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Telegraph completes £1m review of papers' payments
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Merrill Knox / TVNewser:
Michelle Jaconi To Helm Breaking News Unit For CNN's Washington Bureau
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
 Earlier Picks: 
Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
New York Times Reveal is the mirror of the future
Patrick Meighan / My Occupy LA Arrest,:
My Occupy LA Arrest, by Patrick Meighan
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Curtis Cartier / Seattle Weekly:
Unlike Oregon, Bloggers Are Journalists in Washington State, Do Qualify for Legal Protections
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
The aggregator's dilemma: How do you fairly serve your readers & the sources you rely on?
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and AllThingsD
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Campaigns Take Ad War to TV After Months of Holding Fire
Discussion: The Caucus, Guardian and Daily Dot
Paul Roderick Gregory / Forbes:
A Blogger Could Start Russia's Arab Spring
Rene Rodriguez / Miami Herald:
Fincher on David Denby, film critics and embargoes