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9:25 AM ET, March 13, 2012


 Top News: 
Twitter Blog:
Welcoming the Posterous team to the flock  —  Today we are welcoming a very talented group from Posterous to Twitter.  This team has built an innovative product that makes sharing across the web and mobile devices simple—a goal we share.  Posterous engineers, product managers and others …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Twitter has acquired shortform blogging company Posterous, Spaces will remain up and running for now  —  Blogging and sharing company Posterous has announced via its company blog that it has been snagged by Twitter in an apparent ‘acqui-hire’, with Twitter interested mostly in the people, not the product.
Brooks among six Weeting arrests  —  Former Sun editor held by Operation Weeting detectives on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice  —  Rebekah Brooks is among six people arrested by Scotland Yard detectives on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice …
Paul McNally /
Martinbrunt / @skymartinbrunt:
Marco Arment /
I'm not a “curator”  —  Curator's Code is an attempt to codify and standardize “via” links and attribution from link blogs and aggregators with two new symbols:  — á"¥ means “via”  — means “hat tip”  —  It's completely misguided.  —  First of all, readers aren't going to learn what those symbols mean.
Wall Street Journal:
Intel Developing Web-Based TV Service  —  Intel Corp. is developing an Internet-based TV service that it hopes to sell to U.S. consumers, a strategic shift for the chip maker that makes it the latest technology company to look at a foray in the pay-TV business.
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Aereo files countersuit against broadcasters  —  (Reuters) - Aereo Inc, a new online television service backed by Barry Diller's IAC/InterActiveCorp, has filed a countersuit against several broadcasters, seeking a declaration that it does not infringe their copyrights.
The Huffington Post:
CNN Lifts Roland Martin's Suspension  —  CNN announced on Monday that it has lifted its suspension on political analyst Roland Martin.  —  According to Fishbowl DC, the network announced the news during a conference call Monday morning.  —  Martin was suspended shortly after Super Bowl Sunday …
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Apple TV Production Starts In May, Goes On Sale At Year End, Says Jefferies  —  Apple is going into “full-scale production” of a television in May or June, and will start selling it at the end of the year, says Jefferies analyst Peter Misek in a note this morning.
FCC should clear Limbaugh from airwaves  —  Limbaugh has long history of hate speech.  FCC should ask: Are stations carrying him are acting “in public interest,” writers say.  —  Editor's note: Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem are the Co-Founders of the Women's Media Center.
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
EXCLUSIVE: 141 Companies Drop Advertising From Rush Limbaugh
Sean Roach / CJR:
The Constant Gardener  —  My two years tending AOL's hyperlocal experiment  —  My employment with Patch started with a handshake and a promise that I would be called with a job offer in the next few days.  I had met with Patch's editor in chief, Brian Farnham, at the company's New York headquarters.
Discussion: Street Fight and Poynter
Jeanine Poggi / AdAge:
Netflix Quietly Launches TV Network-Branded Pages  —  Could Complicate Stance as Complementary to TV Distributors  —  Comcast, cablevision, cox and ... Netflix?  —  Netflix has been careful to describe itself as a complement to cable distributors, but as it quietly tests network-branded pages …
Yahoo Accuses Facebook in Suit of Infringing Advertising-Related Patents  —  Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) sued Facebook Inc. (FB) over allegations it infringed patents covering functions critical to websites, including Internet advertising, information sharing and privacy.
Joanna Walters / Guardian:
Mourners say farewell to Colvin  —  Rupert Murdoch among those at Long Island funeral for war correspondent who was killed trying to escape Homs shelling  —  Marie Colvin, the Sunday Times war correspondent whose reputation for covering difficult stories in the world's most dangerous places …
Discussion: Press Gazette
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
As Marie Colvin is laid to rest, news organizations assess the dangers of reporting from inside Syria
Discussion: BBC and Reuters
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Exclusive: Amazon Has Sold Over Two Million Kindle Singles  —  When Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) launched the Kindle Singles program a little over a year ago, nobody knew whether there was a market for e-books that are shorter than full-length books but longer than most magazine articles.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Exclusive: How Much Do Kindle Singles Authors Make?
Discussion: TeleRead and The Awl
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Dan Rosenblum / Capital New York:
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Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Henry K. Lee / San Francisco Chronicle:
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Natalie Peck / Hacking inquiry:
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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
NY Times Editor Jill Abramson Stays Humble at SXSW
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
EU open to settlement with e-book publishers
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Hulu Announces a Deal for Selling Its Original Shows Overseas
Discussion: MediaPost
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Gregg Birnbaum named deputy managing editor at POLITICO