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12:45 PM ET, April 2, 2013

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Peter Cluskey / The Irish Times:
New quality online ‘newspaper’ without ads planned for Dutch market  —  Amsterdam title itle is raising cash from subscribers  —  De Correspondent: raised more than one million euro in eight days … A new quality online “newspaper” due to launch in Amsterdam in September has raised …
Adrienne LaFrance / Digital First Media:
Journal Register Company sale delay comes after late-minute union vote, Newspaper Guild says  —  A delay in the sale of Journal Register Company newspapers to 21st CMH Acquisition Co. is the result of an eleventh-hour union vote that will enable the deal to move forward, said Michigan Newspaper Guild president Lou Mleczko.
Discussion: Poynter
Lauren Indvik / Mashable:
The ‘Financial Times’ Has a Secret Weapon: Data  —  For more than a century, publishers knew very little about their audiences: who they were, their interests and professions, or what other materials they were reading.  Since newspapers went online two decades ago — The New York Times …
Greg Sandoval / The Verge:
Aereo CEO predicts TV networks will go to Congress if lawsuits fail  —  Chet Kanojia told The Verge that the court victories have “validated” Aereo  —  Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia's demeanor was downright subdued today, despite his win in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Kobo starts selling e-readers directly through its website again  —  Kobo has begun selling its devices directly through its website in the U.S. and Canada instead of making customers in those countries go to third-party retailers, the Toronto-based company announced Tuesday.
Reuters:
Capitol wins digital records lawsuit vs ReDigi start-up  —  (Reuters) - In a major lawsuit testing the legitimacy of music downloads, Capitol Records LLC has won a court ruling that the start-up ReDigi Inc has infringed its music copyrights.  —  U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan in Manhattan …
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David Kravets / Wired:
Reselling Digital Goods Is Copyright Infringement, Judge Rules
Discussion: AllThingsD and Bloomberg
Sam Kirkland / Poynter:
As Android tablets grow, publishers struggle to match the iPad experience  —  When the IDC forecast this month that Google's Android operating system would soon surpass Apple's iOS in tablet market share, publishers of digital magazines could be excused for some handwringing.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Guardian:
BBC Television Centre to be redeveloped as a ‘digital experience’  —  Broadcaster plans to turn part of the site into a virtual attraction where visitors can see how their favourite shows are made  —  BBC Television Centre closed its doors on Sunday but the corporation has ambitious plans …
Alex Thomson / Channel 4:
Q&A: How foreign journalists operate in Syria  —  Judging by my twitter feed and inbox, an awful lot of people out there have some very wrong ideas about how ‘official’ reporting of the Syrian war happens with the government's permission, what controls are put on us and the key difference between reporting …
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Ex-GMG Radio chief's venture buys Future Publishing titles in £10.2m deal  —  John Myers heads new business, TeamRock, which has bought Classic Rock and Metal Hammer magazines  —  A new venture headed by former GMG Radio chief executive John Myers has bought Future music titles …
James Hibberd / Inside TV:
HBO: ‘Game of Thrones’ piracy a compliment  —  How does HBO feel about having the most pirated show on TV?  —  Not too bad, apparently.  —  HBO programming president Michael Lombardo spoke to EW about the rampant illegal downloading of the network's fantasy hit drama Game of Thrones, which returns for its third season tonight.
Michael Wolff / USA Today:
Someone at NBC should be fired  —  Comcast's Steve Burke has landed in the middle of an old-fashioned network drama at NBCUniversal  —  Brian Stelter, a young reporter who covers the television industry for The New York Times, has been tweeting a countdown to the publication of his new book about morning television.
Discussion: @martindave, @packardsusan and TVNewser
 
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