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3:50 PM ET, June 22, 2014

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Vindu Goel / New York Times:
Marissa Mayer tries to make Yahoo a “daily habit” with Tumblr-inspired digital magazines  —  Yahoo Wants You to Linger (on the Ads, Too)  —  Four editors were deep in debate at Yahoo Food's offices in Manhattan: Would Yahoo visitors click on a feature about foods of the ancient Silk Road …
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
Lack of Big Hits on Networks Creates a Drought Downstream on Cable Channels  —  The TBS cable network agreed in 2010 to shell out top dollar for reruns of the CBS CBS -2.20% hit comedy “The Big Bang Theory.”  The bet paid huge dividends, as the show made TBS one of the most-watched cable channels.
Discussion: @pmarca
Jeanine Poggi / AdAge:
World Cup Setting Ratings Records for ESPN and Univision  —  Univision Tops ESPN for Four of the Five Biggest Matches … The World Cup in Brazil has been ratings gold for TV networks, setting new audience records for ESPN and Univision — and giving victories to Univision for many top matches.
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Newley Purnell / Wall Street Journal:
One Week In, World Cup's Opening Game Dominates Global Tweets
Discussion: Fast Company
Christopher Zara / International Business Times:
How Much Does TMZ Pay For Videos?  Scoops And Scandals Fetch Big Bucks, But Ethical Questions Loom  —  The trashy gossip site is known for breaking scandals, but part of its secret sauce is checkbook clickbait.
Sarah Laskow / Columbia Journalism Review:
The secretive business of fighting content piracy  —  Private automated systems are sweeping the internet for illegal content—but they sometimes catch legitimate media coverage, too  —  Nate Glass fell into the takedown business almost by accident.  Back in 2008, as a sales and marketing guy in the …
Cory Doctorow / Guardian:
How Amazon is holding Hachette hostage  —  By allowing Amazon to put a lock on its products, Hachette has allowed Amazon to usurp its relationship with its customers  —  For some three weeks now, books from the Hachette publishing group - one of the “big five” publishers who dominate the globe …
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Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
DRM is unfortunate, but it's not the problem in Hachette vs. Amazon  —  Let me start with the obligatory assurance that I'm no fan of DRM technologies.  That's why I use (illegal) tools to break it if I want to buy an ebook from another retailer and read it on my Kindle.
Discussion: Guardian and @kifleswing
Brian Latham / Bloomberg:
Zimbabwe Arrests State Editor After Mugabe Attacks Minister  —  Zimbabwean police arrested the editor of a government-controlled newspaper two weeks after President Robert Mugabe accused the country's information minister of using state media to sow division in the ruling party.
Joel Mathis / Philadelphia Magazine:
Even if Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News became nonprofits, they still would need revenue  —  Should Philly's Newspapers Operate as Charity Cases?  —  Gerry Lenfest has spent much of the last decade giving his fortune away for worthy causes.  So maybe it's no surprise that when he finally sealed …
Discussion: @ckrewson and @joelmmathis
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Decision Time for Aereo!  Supreme Decision Will (Probably) Come Next Week.  —  Public service announcement for people who like to spend time thinking about The Future Of TV and also The Future Of The Cloud: The Supreme Court's Aereo decision will likely come next Monday.  Or next Wednesday.
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
16 media outlets ask court for access to Guantanamo force-feeding videos classified as secret  —  Media seeks Guantanamo force-feeding videos  —  A group of 16 news organizations is asking a federal judge to make public a batch of videos of a hunger-striking Guantanamo Bay prisoner being forcibly removed from his cell and force fed.
Reuters:
Deutsche Telekom in talks with Netflix over collaboration - report  —  (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom is in talks with U.S. video streaming company Netflix about a possible marketing alliance, a German magazine reported on Friday.  —  German monthly Magazine Manager cited people familiar …
Discussion: BGR and Variety
 
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