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3:15 PM ET, April 11, 2012


 Top News: 
Julie Bosman / Media Decoder:
Justice Dept. Sues Apple and Publishers Over E-Book Pricing; 3 Publishers Settle  —  Updated The Justice Department filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against Apple and major book publishers on Wednesday, charging that the companies colluded to raise the price of e-books in 2010.
The United States Department of Justice:
Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at the E-books Press Conference  —  Good afternoon.  Today I'm joined by Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division Sharis Pozen, and Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, to announce the Justice Department's latest progress …
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
States pile on, claim Apple e-book conspiracy cost consumers $100 million  —  Apple and book publishers already have their hands full after the Justice Department sued them in New York today for allegedly fixing the price of e-books.  —  Now, state governments are seeking their own pound of flesh.
Tim Carmody / Wired:
DOJ Announces Terms of Settlement With 3 Publishers in E-Book Lawsuit
Discussion: Mike Cane's xBlog
Jon Bershad / Mediaite:
Fox News Spokesperson Tells Mediaite: We Found The Mole (UPDATE)  —  So, when we asked readers how long it would take for Fox News to find the mole that Gawker had in their midst, did anyone put money down on “24 hours”?  If so, it would appear that you just won the jackpot.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Some big-six publishers refuse to sign new contracts with Amazon  —  At least two of the big-six publishers are refusing to sign new annual contracts with Amazon.  Though that could end with their “buy” buttons being turned off, it is more likely for now that the feud will result in less promotion of their titles on Amazon's website.
Lauren Rabaino / 10,000 Words:
CIR Launching YouTube Channel For Investigative News Video  —  The Center for Investigative Reporting will soon have a new way of sharing watchdog journalism with the masses: An investigative YouTube Channel.  —  The organization announced today that, in partnership with the Investigative News Network …
Jeanne Carstensen / @jcarstensen:   Last day of NYT Bay Area pages is 4/29. CIR/NYT announce end of deal as CIR merger with @TheBayCitizen nears completion.
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Spotify launches Play Button for websites to stream music  —  Tumblr support for bloggers alongside big media websites, but no brands allowed  —  Spotify founders Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon want to become ‘the OS of music’  —  Spotify has unveiled its latest attempt to beef …
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
YouTube adds pay-per-view to live streaming  —  YouTube is adding monetization options to its live streaming platform, including the ability for publishers to charge for live events.  The new feature was announced on YouTube's publisher blog Tuesday:
Paul McNally /
Newspaper reporter: fifth worst job?  US careers study seems to think so  —  It is not as hard work as being a lumberjack, or as dangerous as working on an oil rig - but a US careers website has published a study claiming that being a newspaper reporter or broadcaster is one of the worst jobs going.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Photojournalist sues cop, Suffolk County, N.Y., over right to videotape police  —  Photojournalist Phil Datz has sued Suffolk County, N.Y. and the officer who arrested him while he was filming a police scene last year.  Attorneys for the National Press Photographers Association …
Discussion: FishbowlNY, Thanks:@myersnews
Globe and Mail:
Facebook's latest intrusion: Apps that 'tell everyone what I'm reading'  —  In the past few days, a couple of headlines from different news organizations caught my attention on Facebook: “Supermodels without Photoshop,” read one.  “Kate Moss's daughter in Vogue airbrushing blunder,” read another.
Tom Grubisich / Street Fight:
Chicago Indy Ad Network Shutting Down After Poor Sales  —  The Chicago Independent Advertising Network is shutting down six months after it opened for business.  —  Business manager Mike Fourcher, who publishes the Brown Line Media hyperlocal news sites on Chicago's North Side (all ChiAd members) …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
How Bloomberg Broke The Washington Post's Santorum Scoop  —  NEW YORK — The political news cycle kicked into overdrive Tuesday afternoon when Bloomberg News staffers began tweeting that Rick Santorum was leaving the Republican race.  —  Bloomberg TV host Emily Chang tweeted the following: “Report: Santorum dropping out.”
Discussion: Poynter
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