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4:10 PM ET, April 17, 2012

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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  —  Read It Later is making its app completely free — no more $2.99 Pro version — and renaming it Pocket to express “how simple it is to take any content users discover with them, no matter where they go.”
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: WebProNews and Journalism.co.uk
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Erik Wemple:
Pulitzer's embrace of the Web goes only so far
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 …
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
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 …
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Andrew Pulver / Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch's battles with Harold Evans at the Times to become a film
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: Free Press and Politico
Dean Starkman / CJR:
The Value of Prizes  —  I watched the Pulitzer announcements for the first time this afternoon, just upstairs in the World Room—and, well, it's a bit of anti-climax, as a matter of fact.  Sig Gissler read the announcements in the lowest-key manner possible to an unpacked room …
Discussion: The Pulitzer Prizes
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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.
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Nick Denton Defends Pathetic Fox News Mole Posts By Saying They Brought Traffic  —  Today Gawker announced that it was blowing up its commenting system, which of course brought out the crazies.  And while they were entertaining in their passion — what ever will Gawker do with all the people lying …
Discussion: TVNewser and Gawker
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Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
Why I Never Became Mediaite's Fox News Mole
Discussion: TVNewser
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.
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 …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
China's communist state news website aims for $245 million IPO raise  —  What's the difference between communism and capitalism anymore?  —  The People's Daily newspaper, an organ of China's ruling Communist Party, has tripled the amount it expects to raise through the IPO floatation of its online publishing operations.
Discussion: Forbes and Reuters
Reuters:
Falling ad revenues to hit Daily Mail profits  —  (Reuters) - British newspaper group Daily Mail & General Trust said it expected profits in the first half of the year to be lower than in 2011, hit by falling national advertising revenues and higher newsprint and promotional costs.
Discussion: This Is London and Guardian
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.
 
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
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Lindsay Rubino / Broadcasting & Cable:
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Carl Franzen / Talking Points Memo:
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
What the DOJ e-book lawsuit means for readers now
Discussion: msnbc.com
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Discussion: Grist