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5:05 PM ET, January 23, 2012


 Top News: 
David Leigh / Guardian:
Phone hacking: News of the World journalists lied to Milly Dowler police  —  Surrey police report released by MPs reveals reporters interfered with investigation as well as hacking missing girl's phone  —  • Surrey police letter on the Milly Dowler investigation
@skynewsbreak:   Media Committee chair John Whittingdale MP says “several NOTW reporters appeared to have hacked Milly Dowler's phone”
Shane Croucher / International Business Times:
Rupert Murdoch's Sunday Sun Set for April Launch
Discussion: @tom_watson
Joel Gunter /
Tom Watson calls on Met to investigate Times email hacking
Facebook registers ‘newsroom’ domains, is a social news website on the way?  —  Facebook has had a busy week with domain names.  —  On January 18, the company registered a slew of domains with “FB Origin” in the name.  It followed up those purchases with “timeline movie maker” domains.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Tom Curley, Associated Press President And CEO, To Retire  —  NEW YORK — Tom Curley, the top executive at the Associated Press, told staff Monday that the “moment has come for AP to begin a transition to a new leader.”  Curley, who holds the titles of president and CEO …
Jeremy Greenfield / Digital Book World:
NBCUniversal Launches Book Publishing Arm, NBC Publishing  —  By Jeremy Greenfield, Editorial Director, Digital Book World, @JDGsaid  —  NBCUniversal is launching a book publishing arm to capitalize on growth in e-reader and tablet adoption, the decreasing cost of e-book production and a backlog …
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
How AP's ‘conditions for accuracy’ protected it from false Paterno, Giffords death reports  —  At around 9 p.m. on Saturday night, the AP newsroom was abuzz with reports on Twitter and elsewhere that former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno had died.  AP associate managing editor Ted Anthony …
Daniel Victor / ProPublica:
False Joe Paterno Death Report Relied on Faulty Sourcing
Jim Romenesko:
Devon Edwards will remain on Onward State staff
Discussion: Poynter
Megan Garber / The Atlantic Online:
Nearly a Third of Americans Now Own an E-Reader or Tablet  —  A new Pew study sees a sales surge in digital reading devices.  Here's why we should be wary.  —  Pew has a report out this morning examining the sales performance of tablets and e-readers over the holidays.
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Exclusive: YouTube hits 4 billion daily video views  —  (Reuters) - YouTube, Google Inc's video website, is streaming 4 billion online videos every day, a 25 percent increase in the past eight months, according to the company.  —  The jump in video views comes as Google pushes YouTube beyond …
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Tumblr Blows Past 15 Billion Pageviews Per Month, Thumbing Nose At Old Media Thinking As It Goes  —  The latest social-media phenomenon, Tumblr, continues to post astounding traffic metrics.  —  Founder and CEO David Karp spoke at the DLD conference in Munich this morning, where he reiterated some of the company's recent milestones:
Discussion: The Next Web and WebProNews
Felix Salmon / Reuters:
How sharing disrupts media  —  I'm at DLD in Munich, where David Karp of Tumblr and Samir Arora of Glam Media helped me understand the way that media and publishing are evolving these days, and the way in which creating, editing, and publishing are increasingly separate things which interact …
Joe Flint / LA Times:
Fox and RCN team up on Spanish-language broadcast network  —  News Corp.'s Fox International Channels and RCN Television Group, a Colombian broadcaster, are teaming up to launch a Latino broadcast network in the United States.  —  The new channel, dubbed MundoFox, will launch in the fall of this year.
Elaine Sciolino / New York Times:
Editor Is the Story as French Huffington Post Debuts  —  PARIS — Anne Sinclair smiled big for the cameras, not as the betrayed wife standing by her man, but as the star journalist she once was and hopes to be again.  —  The wife of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Ms. Sinclair returned to public life …
Discussion: Associated Press and paidContent
JTA News:
Atlanta Jewish Times publisher resigns over Obama assassination column  —  (JTA) — The owner and publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times has resigned and is seeking a buyer in the wake of a column he wrote speculating that Israel would consider assassinating President Obama.
Discussion: Gawker
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
350,000 Textbooks Downloaded From Apple's iBooks in Three Days  —  Though nascent and unproven, Apple's new textbook initiative appears to be gaining lots of momentum — and quickly, too.  Within days of its debut, Apple's iBooks textbook store had already racked up a significant number of downloads.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Public Petitions The White House To Investigate Chris Dodd & The MPAA For Possible Bribery  —  Late on Friday, we posted a story about how Chris Dodd at the MPAA appeared to be directly threatening politicians who had taken money from Hollywood, but refused to pass SOPA/PIPA.
Discussion: Media Money … and TorrentFreak
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine:
Gawker Is Egregiously Trolling for Traffic in an Open Experiment  —  Gawker boss Nick Denton.  —  The start of 2012 brings with it a new top editor at the flagship site of Nick Denton's Gawker Media, as A.J. Daulerio, formerly of the network's sports blog Deadspin, takes over at the general-interest gossip site.
Discussion: Gawker
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 More News: 
Michael Bathon / Bloomberg:
Post-Dispatch Owner Lee Enterprises Wins Approval of Bankruptcy Exit Plan
Jessica Wohl / Reuters:
Steve Jobs family absent from Disney board despite stake
Discussion: Electronista
Anthony Palazzo / Bloomberg:
Netflix Replaces Marketing Chief After User Revolt
Jon Bershad / Mediaite:
The Chicago Sun-Times Decides Not To Endorse A Candidate For The First Time In 71 Years
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Brisbane: ‘I ended up as a pinata on this one’
Discussion: New York Times
 Earlier Picks: 
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Newsweek's New iPad App is Worth a Look
Media roasts POLITICO for 5 year anniversary
Discussion: Mediaite and FishbowlDC
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Time Warner Cable app streams live TV to iPhones, no longer iPad-only
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Publisher Terry McGraw on Steve Jobs and Digital Textbooks: “This Was His Vision”

From Techmeme:

Kim Zetter / Wired:
AT&T appears to have paid a member of ShinyHunters $370K+ to delete call records stolen from AT&T's Snowflake account that exposed “nearly all” of its customers

Lauren Thomas / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Alphabet is in advanced talks to acquire cybersecurity startup Wiz for roughly $23B; Wiz raised $1B at a $12B valuation in May 2024

Wes Davis / The Verge:
Apple approves the first PC emulator for iOS, UTM SE, weeks after initially rejecting and barring it from being notarized for third-party app stores in the EU

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