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2:45 AM ET, November 24, 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.
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.
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Kon*Fab wants to break the filter bubble by finding location-based news  —  Katy Newton likens it to walking through a coffee shop: You can look around the room and see people reading articles in a newspaper or a magazine — and, within a certain range of politeness, strike up a conversation around the news.
Chris Hannay / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Citizen journalism across the 49th parallel: How The Globe and Mail used expats to cover the U.S. election  —  Politics in the United States is, for a lot of Canadians, a kind of spectator sport.  Our border is so porous that most Canadians have some kind of link to the United States …
Discussion: Globe and Mail
Sarah Marshall /
Citizen journalists report Sierra Leone elections by SMS  —  Connecting citizens in a country where ‘more people have a mobile phone than have electricity’, with editors and the online world  —  Copyright: Image by kiwanja on Flickr.  Some rights reserved  —  On Saturday Sierra Leone went to the polls.
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 …
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
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 …
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