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9:45 PM ET, July 3, 2013


 Top News: 
Nitasha Tiku / Gawker:
Rupert Murdoch Caught on Tape: “We Will Hit Back”  —  ExaroNews a British investigative web site, has just published the full transcript of a secretly recorded meeting between media mogul Rupert Murdoch and the staff of The Sun, a U.K. tabloid owned by News Corp., in which Murdoch admitted …
Andy Davies / Channel 4:
Revealed: the Rupert Murdoch tape  —  “Incompetent” cops, regrets over his own investigation, promises to protect Sun journalists: a secret recording reveals Rupert Murdoch's real attitudes to the scandal that has engulfed his empire.  —  Watch Channel 4 News from 7pm to hear the audio recording
Al Jazeera, other TV stations forced off air in Egypt  —  Al Jazeera's Egyptian broadcast has been taken off the air.  Both Reuters and Al Jazeera itself reported that security forces raided Cairo offices and detained at least five staff members.  —  Karim El-Assiuti has told Reuters …
Yasmine Saleh / Reuters:
Egyptian army secures state TV studios: sources
Jim Romenesko:
Patch editor: ‘From what I see on the ground, we are on our last legs’  —  I've received a few emails in recent days from Patch people unhappy with Patch 2.0.  One was from a former manager who said “I can speak to morale issues, tone deaf management and why the new website could be the final straw …
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post:
Do you use Reddit?:  Six percent of American adults online do  —  Reddit is the self-proclaimed front page of the Internet — a community of people who submit links and vote them up or down based on their quality, novelty or general ability to generate amusement.  —  But does Reddit really have enough users to make that claim?
Richard Horgan / FishbowlNY:
Meet Reddit's New Director of Communications
Discussion: SocialTimes and FishbowlDC
Eric Deggans / Poynter:
Snowden's leaks force media self-examination  —  Besides forcing government and national-security institutions to face the public about their spying efforts, Edward Snowden's decision to release information on America's massive public surveillance efforts has thrown another system into a flurry of self-examination:
Discussion: Mediashift and Adweek
Postmedia Q3 loss surges to $112.2 million on impairment charge, lower revenues  —  TORONTO - Postmedia Network Canada Corp. says it lost $112.2 million in its latest quarter on a $93.9-million impairment charge and a drop in revenue.  —  The media company, which owns several newspapers including …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo Acquires Xobni for Upward of $30 Million (Like ATD Said, Part 2)  —  Yahoo said it has bought Xobni, as AllThingsD had previously reported it was planning to do.  —  According to numerous sources close to the company, Yahoo paid $30 million to $40 million for the maker of address book apps and plugins.
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
No Quid Pro Quo by You're the Boss Writer, but Intrigue, Anyway  —  Ed Zitron may not be the savviest public relations person around.  When he e-mailed a New York Times business editor, he asked for the strictest anonymity about his complaint: that a writer for the You're the Boss small-business blog …
Discussion: @sulliview and Talking Biz News
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Boxee acquired by Samsung, reports peg sale at $30 million  —  Boxee, a relatively small company known for its set-top box that streams media to TVs, has been purchased by Samsung for roughly $30 million.  The news comes out of Israeli site The Marker, though Boxee CEO Avner Ronen has declined to comment on the rumor.
Perform Group buys sports data company Opta  —  (Reuters) - Perform is raising 120 million pounds ($182 million) in a share sale to fund the purchase of sports data supplier Opta and future deals, the digital rights company said on Wednesday.  —  Perform is paying up to 47 million pounds for Opta …
Discussion: Guardian and Financial News
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John Glenday / The Drum:
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