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6:50 PM ET, April 17, 2012

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Stefanie Botelho / Folio:
EXCLUSIVE: Inside Huffington Post's Weekly Magazine App  —  Arianna Huffington, Tim O'Brien and Josh Klenert on HuffPo's new endeavor.  —  On the heels of its seventh anniversary and its first Pulitzer Prize, all-digital online publication Huffington Post is breaking into the magazine business.
Discussion: GigaOM, WebProNews and Journalism.co.uk
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Erik Wemple:
Pulitzer's embrace of the Web goes only so far
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Why the Huffington Post doesn't equivocate on issues like global warming
Discussion: Grist
Erik Wemple:
Pulitzer Prizes: Editorial writers come up short
Michael Hastings / BuzzFeed:
Chelsea Clinton, TV's Dork Diva, Struggles At NBC  —  Hillary and Bill have worked their way back into our hearts, and now it's Chelsea's turn.  The only problem: she's “terrible” on television, as network executives privately admit.  —  Amy Sly for BuzzFeed
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Katie J.M. Baker / Jezebel:
Chelsea Clinton's Journalism Career Won't Be Helped by Her “Opening Up”  —  Hilary Clinton is currently the badass star of an insanely viral internet meme, and Bill is a journalist-rescuing, Nobel Prize keynote speech-giving superstar, but their daughter, Chelsea, isn't faring so well in the court of public opinion.
Discussion: nation.foxnews.com
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Read It Later Rebrands As Free App, Pocket; Updates UI With Filters, Favorites And More  —  Read It Later, an app that allows you to save articles and other content on the web to “read them later, is debuting a new version of its service and rebranding as “Pocket.
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:   Read It Later's app goes free and gets a new name, Pocket
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Hulu Plus subscriptions hits 2 million, accelerates revenue  —  Hulu Plus, Hulu's paid subscription service, has hit 2 million users and is helping put the company's revenue on a faster pace than last year, said Hulu's CEO Jason Kilar.  Speaking at the Ad Age Digital conference in New York …
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Politico Pro, one year in: A premium pricetag, a tight focus, and a business success  —  Most nights on Capitol Hill, the Senate and House press galleries begin to thin out around dinner time.  The deadline rush subsides, and all but a scatter of reporters remain.
Discussion: Politico and Free Press
Jim Romenesko:
NYT labor reporter's take on Guild-Times talks  —  New York Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse shares his views on the Times-Guild contract talks with colleagues:  —  * “As someone who has covered labor negotiations for years, I was baffled why it took nearly a year for management to move beyond its initial draconian offer.”
Richard Hall / The Independent:
New book ‘exposes links between Murdoch, politicians and police’  —  A new book which promises to expose the connections between Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper group and senior politicians and police officers is to be published this week.  Dial M for Murdoch, by the Labour MP Tom Watson …
Discussion: Deadline.com
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Andrew Pulver / Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch's battles with Harold Evans at the Times to become a film
Luke Harding / Guardian:
The World Tomorrow: Julian Assange proves a useful idiot  —  The WikiLeaks founder's Hezbollah interview on his TV show debut leaves Luke Harding with more questions than answers  —  It was billed as Julian Assange's “explosive” TV debut.  The choice of word was perhaps unfortunate given …
Inside BreakingNews:
A BreakingNews ticker for every TV channel  —  We're all familiar with TV news tickers, scrolling along the bottom of news channels.  But what if a ticker only appeared for a few moments when a story breaks?  And what if it worked across all live TV channels?
Discussion: Lost Remote
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Content payment system Piano takes more funding to go global  —  Piano Media, the paid content platform currently operating bundled kiosks in Slovakia and Slovenia, is taking a €2 million ($2.6 million) second round of venture investment to boost its globalisation ambitions for and general expansion.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Curation Service Storify Partners With Pulse In First-Ever Syndication Deal  —  Storify, the startup that lets anyone “curate” stories from around the web by collecting posts from social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, is today announcing its first-ever syndication deal.
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
Center for Public Integrity Lays Off Four Reporters, Two Staffers  —  The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center in Washington, has laid off four reporters and two business-side staff members this week.  The Center focuses on ethics and public service issues. iWatch News …
Discussion: TVSpy
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Study: Those Social Media Logos On TV Actually Work  —  There is hardly a program or ad on TV these days that doesn't ask its viewers to like its Facebook page or tweet about it.  According to a new survey by global consulting firm Accenture, there's a simple reason for this: those social media symbols actually work.
 
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Reuters:
Falling ad revenues to hit Daily Mail profits
Discussion: This Is London and Guardian
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Nick Denton Defends Pathetic Fox News Mole Posts By Saying They Brought Traffic
Discussion: TVNewser and Gawker
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Newfangled Aggregator Trapit Hires an Old-Timer: Yahoo Editor Liz Lufkin
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
BBC says it was mistakenly listed as using convicted investigator
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Rolling Stone rolls out Instagram-integrated fan site; apps on the way
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
China's communist state news website aims for $245 million IPO raise
Discussion: Forbes and Reuters
Dean Starkman / CJR:
The Value of Prizes  —  I watched the Pulitzer announcements …
Discussion: The Pulitzer Prizes
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Lauren Kirchner / Capital New York:
Reuters Institute hosts a debate taking stock of the crisis in British (and U.S.) journalism
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Lindsay Rubino / Broadcasting & Cable:
NBC Owned Stations, Comcast Sports Group Strike Ad Sales Partnership
Discussion: Multichannel
Carl Franzen / Talking Points Memo:
‘Tumblr’ To Overtake ‘Blog’ In Google Searches
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
What the DOJ e-book lawsuit means for readers now
Discussion: msnbc.com
 

 
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Safe Superintelligence Inc.:
Ilya Sutskever, Daniel Gross, and Daniel Levy announce Safe Superintelligence, an American company “with one goal and one product: a safe superintelligence”

Asa Fitch / Wall Street Journal:
As Nvidia passes Microsoft's market cap, John Chambers, who was Cisco's CEO when Cisco passed Microsoft in the dot-com boom, says the situation now is different

Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
CDK Global, which provides SaaS tools for over 15,000 car dealerships in North America, shuts down most of its systems following a cyberattack

 
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