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8:00 AM ET, May 28, 2013


 Top News: 
William Launder / Wall Street Journal:
BuzzFeed, CNN and YouTube Plan Online-Video Channel  —  BuzzFeed is accelerating its efforts to become a news destination for young adults, joining with CNN and YouTube to create a new, online-video channel.  —  On Tuesday, BuzzFeed will unveil “CNN BuzzFeed,” a YouTube channel based on content from CNN …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Plans for American Al Jazeera Channel Shifting Focus to U.S. News  —  While it has a foreign name, the forthcoming Al Jazeera cable channel in the United States wants to be American through and through.  —  When Al Jazeera's owners in Qatar acquired Al Gore's Current TV in January …
Discussion: @howardmortman
Kathryn Blaze Carlson / Globe and Mail:
As Gawker reaches ‘Crackstarter’ goal, destination for funds remains murky  — says it has lost contact with those in custody of the video since one of its writers, John Cook, broke the crack story earlier this month, reiterating to donors Monday morning, “Our confidence …
Steve Kupferman / Torontoist:
Gawker's Rob Ford Crackstarter Hits Its $200,000 Goal
Associated Press:
Germany's Top-Selling Tabloid to Introduce Paywall  —  BERLIN — Europe's top-selling newspaper said Monday it will introduce a paywall for part of its online offerings starting next month.  —  Main news stories will remain free of charge online, but a subscription will be required to view features …
Discussion: Reuters
Gavriel Hollander / Press Gazette:
CIoJ rejects both Royal Charters as ‘coercive’ and threatening to investigative journalism  —  The Chartered Institute of Journalism has said that both proposed Royal Charters on press regulation threaten “the standards and rigour of investigative journalism”.
Discussion: Hacked Off and HoldTheFrontPage
Katy Bachman / Adweek:
The Big Items on the FCC's To-Do List  —  Did anyone really think that Julius Genachowski wouldn't leave the media ownership rules for the next guy?  Or the always-in-court, nearly impossible to legally defend broadcast indecency rules?  Even with 11th-hour pushes to take on both …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Hollywood Studios Want Google to Censor Dotcom's Mega  —  Every week copyright holders send millions of DMCA takedown notices to Google, hoping to make pirated movies and music harder to find.  —  Unfortunately not all of these requests are correct.  Because of the high number …
Discussion: The Next Web
Brian Morrissey / Digiday:
Behind Twitter's Savvy Embrace of TV  —  Internet companies for the past decade plus have looked at TV with a mix of envy and disdain.  The envy springs from the $120 billion the TV industry rakes in annually, a number that reliably climbs even as Internet execs scream hysterically with their Mary Meeker time-spent slides in hand.
Discussion: @chloes
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
US entertainment industry to Congress: make it legal for us to deploy rootkits, spyware, ransomware and trojans to attack pirates!  —  The hilariously named “Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property” has finally released its report, an 84-page tome that's pretty bonkers.
Katharine Viner / Guardian:
Welcome to Guardian Australia  —  Thank you for joining us on the day we launch our new digital edition.  We hope you will take part in its success  —  Today we launch Guardian Australia, the Guardian's third international digital edition, focusing our unique style of journalism on this vast and fascinating country.
Christopher Mims / Quartz:
An $800 million bid for Hulu is safe, boring, and exactly the right move for Yahoo  —  Yahoo's recent acquisition of youth-centric site Tumblr grabbed all the headlines.  But for anyone who wants to understand Yahoo's strategy—and “Web 3.0″ in general—it's the company's recent bid …
Discussion: CNET and Business Insider
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