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7:15 PM ET, November 23, 2012


 Top News: 
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Google wants to take on Apple with an open AirPlay alternative  —  Google is working on an open alternative to Apple's AirPlay, and it's hoping to bring a number of device and software vendors on board to provide the industry with an open technology to exchange data between second screens and TV-connected devices.
Discussion: Mashable! and ZDNet
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Thompson gives evidence to Pollard inquiry  —  Ex-BBC director general flies to London to appear before inquiry into aborted Newsnight programme on Jimmy Savile  —  Mark Thompson has flown to London to give evidence to Nick Pollard inquiry into the handling of Newsnight's aborted investigation …
Hamish McKenzie / PandoDaily:
Pardon the disruption: Magine reframes the future of TV to make it broadcaster-friendly  —  Open an app on your phone and start watching live TV with all the channels you'd get from cable.  Pause halfway through and switch to your iPad, then pick up exactly where you left off.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Future returns to profitability  —  Metal Hammer and Total Film publisher reports pre-tax profit of £1.1m in the year to 30 September  —  Future Publishing has returned to profitability, despite reporting a 13% drop in revenues for the year to 30 September, thanks in part …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Does a supermarket magazine really have more readers than The Sun?  —  Just when “branded content” is gaining heightened prominence, custom magazine publisher Cedar has announced Tesco Magazine, which it publishes for the supermarket giant, has become the UK's most-read print publication.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
3 journalists quit N.Y.'s Register-Star after colleague is fired  —  Three journalists at the (Hudson, N.Y.) Register-Star quit the paper after a colleague was fired for resisting his editor's insistence that he include what he viewed as superflous detail in a story.
Emilie Friedlander / Fader:
Arthur Founder Jay Babcock on the Magazine's Return to Print  —  Jay Babcock, founder of Arthur Magazine (for which I once interned), made a surprise announcement last week that the longrunning music and culture periodical, perhaps best known for its dual embrace of psych-folk and radical lifestyle politics …
John Plunkett / Guardian:
From BBC news trainee via ‘head prefect’ to director general  —  Lord Hall became editor of the Nine O'Clock News at the age of 34 and was seen by some as being too close to John Birt  —  Tony Hall returns to a rather different BBC to the one he left for the Royal Opera House in 2001.
Jeanne Whalen / Wall Street Journal:
Tony Hall to Take Helm at Scandal-Shaken BBC
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
All three party leaders ‘want to see action in this Parliament and as soon as possible’ on the press  —  All three party leaders met with representatives of the campaign group Hacked Off yesterday and reportedly all said that they “want to see action in this Parliament and as soon as possible” to regulate the press.
Discussion: Guardian and Media News
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Leveson report to be published next Thursday
Discussion: The Independent
Press Gazette:
Police to probe naming of Lord McAlpine on Twitter  —  Lord McAlpine.  Pic: Andrew Stuart/PA Wire  —  Police are to look into whether any criminal offence has been committed over the Lord McAlpine affair, it emerged today.  —  The peer, who was wrongly named as a paedophile online following …
Discussion: Bloomberg, @skynewsbreak and BBC
Steven Swinford / Telegraph:   Lord McAlpine settles with ITV for £125,000
Final FT Deutschland to appear on Dec. 7-sources  —  German business daily Financial Times Deutschland (FTD) will publish its last edition on Dec. 7 when owner Gruner + Jahr (G+J) shuts it down, two sources told Reuters on Thursday.  —  The FTD, salmon pink like its British namesake …
Matthew Sparkes / Telegraph:
Rupert Murdoch sells $10m of News Corp shares  —  News Corp chairman and chief executive Rupert Murdoch has sold his non-voting shares in the company for around $10m (£6.3m).  —  Rupert Murdoch remains the largest voting New Corp stakeholder with 40pc of class B shares
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
New BBC boss should stick with Entwistle's bold online plan  —  When George Entwistle gave his first speech to BBC staff after becoming director general in September, he delighted many in the digital media sector.  —  For some years now, BBC Online has approached online much as a medium …
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Andrii Degeler / The Next Web:
The YouTube app for Nintendo's Wii U is now live
Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:
Mail Online promises further global expansion as revenue rises to £28m
Discussion: paidContent
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
SurfTheChannel Founder Gets Extra Jail Time For Revealing Documents That Raised Questions About His Conviction
Discussion: BBC and UK News and Opinion
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Guys Drive a Network on YouTube