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1:15 PM ET, January 10, 2014

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Merrill Knox / TVNewser:
Random House Moves Up Publication Date of Roger Ailes Biography  —  Because of “heavy media attention and heightened interest,” Random House is moving the publication date of Gabe Sherman's book on Roger Ailes up a week, Politico's Dylan Byers reports.  The book, originally scheduled …
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Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
More excerpts from Ailes bio: Fox News battles with Murdoch sons, Peter Chernin and more
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Facebook hit with lawsuit over “Like” ads - user says he never “Liked” USA Today  —  A Colorado man who claims Facebook falsely told his friends that he “Liked” USA Today has filed a lawsuit seeking at least $750 for himself and every other user who appeared in ads for products they never endorsed.
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Valleywag:
Co-Chief Eric Eldon Leaving TechCrunch  —  One half of the duo operating Silicon Valley's industry blog of record is making his exit.  After a little over two years at the helm alongside Alexia Tsotsis, TechCrunch co-editor Eric Eldon will soon depart the site.  He planned to make the news official next week.
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Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
It's Never Too Early To Say Goodbye
Journalism.co.uk:
Washington Post ‘most popular’ US newspaper on Twitter in 2013  —  A study reveals the 10 most popular US newspaper websites on Twitter during 2013, as well as the most tweeted stories  — Read more  —  Other top stories  —  Also on Journalism.co.uk...
Erik Wemple:
New Jersey's Record used persistent reporting, records requests and leaks for Christie story  —  The Record nails Christie story  —  Martin Gottlieb, editor of the (Bergen, N.J.) Record, has a lot of great things to say about his employer.  Though his newsroom has had to deal with a bit …
Lorraine Bailey / Courthouse News Service:
Anonymous Yelp Users Face Identity Disclosure  —  (CN) - Yelp must identify seven anonymous reviewers who left negative reviews for a carpet-cleaning business, a Virginia appeals court ruled.  With approximately 102 million unique visitors every month, the Yelp website allows users to post and read reviews of local businesses.
John Jurgensen / Wall Street Journal:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Ushers In Crowd-Sourced TV  —  The actor is taking his web project “hitRECord” to cable  —  For the first episode of the new cable series “HitRecord on TV,” producers had to squeeze 426 names into the closing credits, about four times the amount that scrolls through a typical half-hour TV show.
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Nook sales crashed by over 66 percent during 2013 holiday season  —  Barnes & Noble CEO attributes drop to lower prices, no new products last year.  —  Back in August 2013, Barnes & Noble declared that it wasn't giving up on its Nook e-reader just yet.  Despite its struggles …
Ravi Somaiyajan / New York Times:
Jason Calacanis's mobile news startup Inside.com has hired former The Wire editor Gabriel Snyder, launches Jan. 23  —  Gabriel Snyder, Former Editor of The Wire, Joins Mobile News Start-Up  —  Gabriel Snyder, the former editor in chief of The Wire, a website owned by Atlantic Media …
Discussion: @jason and @gabrielsnyder
Todd Spangler / Variety:
TV Viewers Aren't Thrilled with Second-Screen Synchronized Content, Study Finds  —  Only 13% of ‘second screen’ users say content synched with TV makes experience more enjoyable, according to survey from CEA and NATPE  —  Call it app-athy: While the majority of TV viewers are sitting …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Time Inc. shake-up: Hackett out at People, replaced by E.W.'s Cagle  —  Larry Hackett, the longtime editor of People magazine, is leaving parent company Time Inc. and will be replaced by Jess Cagle, the editor of sister title Entertainment Weekly.  —  Cagle also assumes the role …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Citing Jana Winter, Colo. lawmaker proposes strengthening state's shield law  —  Colo. state Sen. Bernie Herpin has proposed changes to Colorado's reporter's shield law, citing the case of Fox News reporter Jana Winter.  New York's highest court ruled in December that Winter didn't have to travel …
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Wikimedia Foundation employee ousted over paid editing  —  Longtime advocate for female editors is dismissed after taking a $300 side job.  —  The Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit which owns Wikipedia, has apparently terminated an employee who was engaged in editing for pay.
GeekWire:
Surprise: Amazon tests physical retail with ‘Kindle Kiosk’ vending machines  —  LAS VEGAS — Amazon, the company that defined the world of online commerce, is venturing further into the world of physical retail — experimenting with standalone, automated “Kindle Kiosk” vending machines in selected airports and shopping malls.
 
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