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7:55 PM ET, March 7, 2012

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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
HBO Deals Keep Fox, Universal Out of New iCloud Movie Service  —  As widely predicted, Apple has updated its Apple TV accessory.  This isn't an overhaul, but an update: The new box offers better resolution, and software upgrades.  —  The new device will support video in 1080p …
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Here's What a Netflix-Cable Deal Could Look Like: The One That Netflix Just Announced With Apple
Discussion: /Film and CNET
Cindy Adams / New York Post:
Channel 4 booting anchorwoman Sue Simmons after 32 years  —  After more than three decades, WNBC/Channel 4 is tossing anchorwoman Sue Simmons overboard.  Last week, the station gave her the bad news that her contract would not be renewed — and come June, she's history.
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Richard Huff / NY Daily News:   New York TV news mainstay Sue Simmons to say farewell to WNBC audiences in June
Sandra Laville / Guardian:
Leveson inquiry: concern over police evidence  —  Attorney general is examining the testimony of Sue Akers amid fears her comments were potentially in contempt of court  —  The attorney general is examining whether the head of Scotland Yard's investigation into illegal news gathering …
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Natalie Peck / Hacking inquiry:   Ex-senior Met Police officer accuses newspaper group of skewing investigation into MP
Vikram Dodd / Guardian:   Yates ‘resisted handing over phone records’
Greg Farrell / Bloomberg:
News Corp. Obstruction Evidence Mounts
JP Mangalindan / Fortune:
Is Amazon getting into original TV?  —  Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube are pouring resources into original content.  Now, Amazon may be, too.  —  FORTUNE — Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube are all betting big on original content.  Now, Amazon may be doing the very same.
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Fact-Checking Rush Limbaugh: The Real Impact of the Boycott  —  You're never going to believe this, but according to Rush Limbaugh, the claims that a boycott is hurting his show by depriving it of sponsorship is — wait for it — a liberal conspiracy.  Shocking, right?
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Elspeth Reeve / The Atlantic Wire:
46 Advertisers Have Quit Limbaugh's Show
Rupal Parekh / AdAge:
Cosmopolitan Says It Has 100,000 Paid Digital Subscriptions  —  Achievement Is Encouraging for Brand and Magazines in General  —  Cosmopolitan magazine has reached what appears to be a milestone: 100,000 paid digital subscriptions.  —  The Hearst Magazines title seems to have beaten …
The Onion:
This Article Generating Thousands Of Dollars In Ad Revenue Simply By Mentioning New iPad  —  SAN FRANCISCO—According to industry sources, this news article is generating a veritable bonanza of highly lucrative advertising revenue by mere virtue of the fact that it mentions Apple's new iPad.
Discussion: TechCrunch and TechCrunch
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@alexismadrigal:   It's funny that people think iPad stories generate ad revenue for media companies. That's not how it works.
Doree Shafrir / BuzzFeed:
Why I Probably Still Won't Get An iPad  —  I don't have an iPad.  When I heard that Apple would be announcing a new iPad today, I figured I'd probably get one.  The time had come, I can afford it, and it would be nice, I decided, to have something that was a bridge between my iPhone and my MacBook Pro.
Discussion: New York Times
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
What's Next For Google Play?  Audiobooks And Magazines  —  Yesterday, Google announced the launch of Google Play, a rebranded Android Market which consolidates all of Google's media offerings, including apps, music, movies and e-books, into one portal.  But it appears that Google's ambitions …
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
AOL Patch Sales People Are Getting Fired  —  AOL's local news network of blogs, Patch, is letting go sales people this week.  —  It's hard to tell how many, only that many people are being let go due to “underperformance.”  —  Last week, a Patch employee said it would be 200.
Discussion: mediabistro.com
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Jim Romenesko:   Patch to start combining sites?
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
“Practice, pray, and have redundancies”: On the imperfect science of liveblogging  —  When, a few months from now, someone asks the question — Where were you when the iPad HD was announced? — how many of us would answer: “Staring at my computer, manically switching between tabs, hitting refresh”?
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Columbia renames j-school building after Joseph Pulitzer  —  Grab your footbag and head to Morningside Heights, because if you win a game there now, you can legitimately call yourself a “Pulitzer winner.”  Press release follows the jump.  (Note: If you write about this, be extremely careful about using Columbia's logo.)
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Felix Salmon / Wired:
iTunes Pricing as a Model for Journalism  —  Stephen Morse doesn't Matter.  In fact, he calls the journalism startup — whose Kickstarter campaign broke past the $100,000 level in just nine days — “Snake Oil Salesmen 2.0″ and “a scam.  ” And after getting a smart explanation of exactly …
Discussion: Mother Jones and @mattyglesias
Dylan Byers / Politico:
NYT's Berke offered Washington Post spot  —  A reliable source emails to confirm the news, first reported by Jim Romensko, that New York Times managing editor Richard Berke recently turned down an offer to serve as managing editor at the Washington Post, which has been vacant since Raju Narisetti left …
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
Bloomberg, Uncovered  —  A news organization that won't report on itself  —  Gothamist flags this gem down deep in a Bloomberg News story on its new Billionaire's Index: … Huh?  —  Now, let's see: Bloomberg does cover its founder Michael Bloomberg all the time, in his capacity as mayor of New York.
Discussion: CJR, 24/7 Wall St. and Talking Biz News
 
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Jim Romenesko:
Why Tony Auth is leaving the Philadelphia Inquirer
Discussion: Washington Post
Rebecca J. Rosen / The Atlantic Online:
The Magical, Revolutionary Telephone
Alistair Barr / Reuters:
PayPal sparks furor over limits on ‘obscene’ e-books
Emma Carmichael / Gawker:
Columbia J-School Grad Submits Most Passive-Aggressively Vicious Alumni Update Ever
Jim Romenesko:
Call the Lawyers! - Sincerest form of flattery?
Discussion: Willamette Week
Dylan Byers / Politico:
‘Rock Center’ profiles Gawker's Nick Denton
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
PBS ‘Frontline’ Exposé on News Corp. and Rupert Murdoch Slated for March 27
Discussion: Capital New York and Reuters
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
NBC partners with YouTube to deliver video services for the London 2012 Olympics
 Earlier Picks: 
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Nicholas Thompson on leaving ‘The New Yorker’ to run newyorker.com: 'We're making big investments'
Discussion: Politico and FishbowlNY
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Super Tuesday superfans like bare-bones Internet video coverage
Daniel Frankel / paidContent:
Epix, ABC Family Launch on iOS; So What About Their Hulu, Netflix Deals?
Erin Siegal / CJR:
Few Female Bylines in Major Magazines
Discussion: The Huffington Post and JAWS
Rajeev Syal / Guardian:
‘BBC commercial plans are unambitious’
Discussion: Beet.TV
Danny Gold / Gawker:
The Livestreamer Mission To Syria Was Not A Good Idea
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Godin to authors: You have no right to make money any more