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11:55 AM ET, August 3, 2013


 Top News: 
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
New York Times Company Sells Boston Globe  —  The New York Times Company said on Saturday that it had agreed to sell The Boston Globe and its other New England media properties to John W. Henry, principal owner of the Boston Red Sox, returning the paper to local ownership after two decades …
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
New York Times Sells Boston Globe to John Henry for $70M  —  New York Times Co. (NYT), which put its Boston Globe newspaper up for sale this year, agreed to sell the publication to John Henry, owner of the Boston Red Sox baseball team, for $70 million in cash.
Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
Boston Globe lost 96 percent of its value in 20 years  —  In the past 20 years, a great American newspaper has lost 96 percent of its value.  —  The New York Times bought the Boston Globe in 1993 for $1.1 billion.  The Times today announced the sale of the Globe and related New England properties …
Roger Yu / USA Today:
Time Warner Cable drops CBS in New York, LA, Dallas  —  CBS, Time Warner Cable, Leslie Moonves  —  CBS said Friday afternoon that it has failed to reach an agreement with Time Warner Cable by their Friday, 5 p.m. deadline and the cable company has dropped the No. 1 primetime network in key markets.
Lisa Richwine / Reuters:
CBS retaliates, blocks online shows for Time Warner cable customers  —  (Reuters) - U.S. broadcast network CBS took its dispute with Time Warner Cable to the Internet, blocking access to shows on the website for the cable operator's customers in New York and Los Angeles.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple calls the DoJ's ebook remedy a draconian and punitive intrusion into its business  —  Apple has today filed a brief in opposition to the Department of Justice's proposed ‘remedy’ in the ebook price fixing case.  The statement speaks out against changes which the DoJ suggested earlier today …
Discussion: Forbes, @panzer, MacRumors, 9to5Mac and CNET
The United States Department of Justice:
Department of Justice Proposes Remedy to Address Apple's Price Fixing
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Feds say Apple must give access to Amazon and Barnes & Noble e-bookstores
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
U.S., states propose remedy for Apple e-book price-fixing
Discussion: The Verge
Stephen Battaglio /
The Biz Exclusive: Chris Hansen to Leave NBC  —  Chris Hansen, the veteran Dateline NBC correspondent whose “To Catch a Predator” investigations became a TV news sensation, is parting ways with the network.  —  An NBC News spokeswoman confirmed Friday that Hansen's contract was not being renewed.
Hamish McKenzie / PandoDaily:
Medium isn't the message: Be careful how you read what's published on platforms  —  Yesterday, my Twitter feed was lit up with outrage over a post on Medium in which the writer, Michele Catalano, described an unexpected visit from men with badges and guns after she and her husband had Googled …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo Paid $60M to $70M for Rockmelt — Will Dump Browser and Use Tech to Better Deliver Its Media and Mobile Properties  —  According to sources close to the situation, Yahoo paid $60 million to $70 million for social browser startup Rockmelt, with an aim of using its technology to turbocharge its myriad of media and mobile properties.
Hamish McKenzie / PandoDaily:
Google Glass for publishers: Silica Labs makes it as easy as an RSS tap  —  The app platform for Google Glass is still in its utter infancy - remember, there only about 8,000 people out there who even own the wearable device - but we're already getting an idea of how it will add an entirely …
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
NYT journalist fights ruling nixing reporter's privilege  —  A New York Times journalist whose claim he shouldn't have to testify in a leak prosecution was rejected, 2-1, last month by a federal appeals court panel asked Friday that the full bench of that court rehear the case.
Discussion: @froomkin
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