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8:55 AM ET, February 10, 2012


 Top News: 
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Google Developing Home Entertainment System  —  Google Inc. is developing a home-entertainment system that streams music wirelessly throughout the home and would be marketed under the company's own brand, according to people briefed on the company's plans.  —  The effort marks the Internet company's …
Michael Wolff / GQ:
The end of James Murdoch  —  The unlikely heir apparent to Rupert's empire, the family's black sheep was still embraced by eager execs as ‘the real deal’.  But before he could be crowned, the hacking scandal broke, Sky caved in and his powerbase disintegrated.
Michael Wolff / Guardian:
The logic of a Thomson Reuters takeover of the Financial Times  —  It makes sense: the two titans of business information, Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg, competing for a great news brand  —  Let me follow a rumor in real time ...  My lunch companion, a senior executive at Thomson Reuters …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Caution on Thomson Reuters' FT acquisition
Discussion: Future of Journalism
NY Daily News:
Ch. 5 anchor Greg Kelly back on TV after DA clears him of rape allegation  —  ‘It was a tough couple of weeks,’ he says  —  Greg Kelly heads to work at ‘Good Day New York’ on Friday.  —  News anchor Greg Kelly looked into the camera Friday and thanked his family, viewers and “Good Day New York” …
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Why Has The New York Post Been So Extremely Nice to Greg Kelly?
Discussion: New York Post
Laura Italiano / New York Post:
Kelly accuser's memory of ‘rape’ but not of sex killed her case: sources
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Wall Street Journal covers Fashion Week fashionably, finding uses for Pinterest and Instagram  —  The incredible growth of Pinterest — the (invitation-only) social bulletin board dominated by young and female users — hasn't gone unnoticed by news organizations.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Fox Business Makes Over Its Prime-Time Lineup  —  Updated |  The struggling Fox Business Network canceled its entire prime-time programming lineup in one stroke on Thursday.  —  In place of the political talk shows that are currently shown from 8 to 11 p.m., Fox Business will replay …
New York Post:
Bradley Manning arraignment scheduled for Feb. 23  —  WASHINGTON — Bradley Manning, the US soldier accused of leaking confidential US diplomatic and military cables to WikiLeaks, will be arraigned Feb. 23, the military announced Thursday.  —  Manning has been charged with aiding the enemy …
Discussion: @edpilkington
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Guardian editor takes pay cut  —  Editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger reduces annual salary by 10% and asks company to halve its contribution to his pension  —  The Guardian's editor-in-chief is to take a voluntary pay cut of 10%, and ask the publisher of the newspaper to halve the annual contribution it makes to his pension.
Discussion: The Wire
Erik Wemple:
ESPN's female commentator complaint form survives a decade  —  Behold one of the great artifacts at the juncture of sports journalism and gender politics.  Right there, on the left, is a screenshot of the Web site.  Or at least a dark recess of it.
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Where Does Arianna Fit Into AOL's New Patch Plans?  —  AOL (NYSE: AOL) has hired a new Chief Content Officer in its latest attempt to reboot Patch, the network of hundreds of sites that offer “hyper local” coverage.  —  The appointment of's Rachel Fishman Feddersen comes …
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Raymond Perelman ‘dismayed’ he was ‘excluded’ from bidding on Philly papers  —  Raymond Perelman, who bid two years ago to purchase the Philadelphia daily newspapers, says he was “excluded” from the sale process currently under way, according to information obtained by the Associated Press, which reports:
Michael Kelley / The Digital Shift:
Penguin Group Terminating Its Contract with OverDrive  —  In a stunning development, Penguin Group has extricated itself from its contract with OverDrive, the primary supplier of ebooks to public libraries.  —  Starting February 10, Penguin, which had recently instituted limitations …
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
What's ‘homophobic’ in Roland Martin case?  Don't ask the press.  —  These are glorious times for euphemisms.  —  Yesterday, CNN analyst Roland Martin was suspended for some tweets that he'd sent out on Super Bowl Sunday.  Here's how the New York Times described those tweets:
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Indie Booksellers All Yanking Amazon Titles?  Not Exactly  —  It would be dramatic to say that independent booksellers nationwide are boycotting Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) Publishing titles en masse—and hey, it could still happen.  But a new decision from the American Booksellers Association's IndieCommerce …
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
The anti-Amazon revolt continues as the ABA boycotts its books
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Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Time Adds Editor-at-Large  —  Time has named Harry McCracken an Editor-at-Large.
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Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
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Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
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