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10:10 AM ET, May 28, 2013

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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 …
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
BuzzFeed to build a ‘social video studio’  —  BuzzFeed will construct a “social video studio” in Los Angeles, the company announced Tuesday.  The facility will include a “coffee shop and store where influencers, thinkers and celebrities will be able create informal videos made for the social web.
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter and WebProNews
Daniel Klaidman / The Daily Beast:
Holder's Regrets and Repairs  —  It was Friday, May 17, and officials at the Department of Justice had gotten word that The Washington Post was working on an explosive story: a reporter had obtained an affidavit for a search warrant to seize a Fox News journalist's personal emails.
Discussion: Forbes, @mlcalderone and @ggreenwald
Colin Daniels / Digital Spy:
BBC iPlayer viewing falls as radio requests rise  —  BBC iPlayer viewing requests fell to 257 million in April, despite strong numbers watching coverage of Margaret Thatcher's funeral.  —  The catch-up service saw its lowest number of requests since December 2012, having received a record-equalling 272 million requests in March.
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Kathryn Blaze Carlson / Globe and Mail:
As Gawker reaches ‘Crackstarter’ goal, destination for funds remains murky  —  Gawker.com 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 …
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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
Kevin Lim / Reuters:
Singapore to regulate Yahoo!, other online news sites  —  (Reuters) - Websites that regularly report on Singapore including Yahoo! News will have to get a license from June 1, putting them on par with newspapers and television new outlets, in a move seen by some as a bid to rein in free-wheeling Internet news.
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 …
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
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 and Kirk LaPointe's …
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.
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: Softpedia News and The Next Web
 
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Christopher Mims / Quartz:
An $800 million bid for Hulu is safe, boring, and exactly the right move for Yahoo
Discussion: Business Insider and CNET
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