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3:05 PM ET, July 7, 2014

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Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
YouTube's 2013 revenue was reportedly $3.5 billion  —  YouTube generated $3.5 billion in revenue for Google in 2013, according to a report from the Information, which also states that the video service was profitable last year.  However, that number is below analyst estimates …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
HuffPost UK EIC Carla Buzasi stepping down, being replaced by Stephen Hull  —  Carla Buzasi to leave Huffington Post  —  Stephen Hull steps up as site's UK founding editor joins fashion data and insight firm WGSN as global chief content officer  —  Huffington Post UK has lost its founding editor …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix Beats Amazon's Streaming Lineup for Top Movies, TV Shows  —  Hulu Plus remains ahead of Netflix in licensing current top-rated TV shows, according to Piper Jaffray analysis  —  Netflix continues to outpace Amazon.com's subscription-video service on the content-licensing front …
Greg Miller / Washington Post:
CIA employee's quest to release information ‘destroyed my entire career’  —  His CIA career included assignments in Africa, Afghanistan and Iraq, but the most perilous posting for Jeffrey Scudder turned out to be a two-year stint in a sleepy office that looks after the agency's historical files.
Sarah El Deeb / Associated Press:
Egyptian president says he wished the Al Jazeera journalists were never put on trial  —  EGYPT LEADER WISHES JOURNALISTS WEREN'T TRIED  —  CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president acknowledged for the first time that the heavy sentences handed down to three Al-Jazeera journalists had a “very negative” …
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
Conservative columnist David Brooks on what it's like to work at the left-leaning NYT  —  What it's like to be a conservative columnist at the New York Times  —  ASPEN, Colo. — New York Times columnist David Brooks gets a lot of hate mail.  And he doesn't read the comments section.
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Michael Provus Named Rolling Stone Publisher  —  Michael Provus has been promoted from associate publisher to publisher of Rolling Stone.  Provus had served as associate publisher since 2010.  —  Provus is succeeding Chris McLoughlin, who announced he was leaving amid some chaos at the magazine.
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Alexander Eule / Barron's Online:
Amid TV consolidation, Dish Network looks like odd man out, but spectrum could raise its value  —  Dish Network's Ace in the Hole  —  Mobile video could shake up the media industry.  And Dish's chairman could help his stock rise 20%.  —  These are lonely days for Dish Network, the nation's third-largest pay-TV provider.
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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
John Oliver and HBO shake up TV's comedy-news genre by incorporating investigative journalism  —  How John Oliver and HBO Shattered TV's Comedy-News Format  —  Analysis: By adding a hint of investigative journalism, ‘Last Week Tonight’ is coming up with story segments that in some cases are longer than those on ‘60 Minutes’
Peter Sterne / Capital New York:
Internal tensions at Jezebel after deputy editor Dodai Stewart passed over for top job  —  Mixed emotions as Jezebel gets new editor  —  The announcement two weeks ago that Emma Carmichael, editor of The Hairpin, will succeed Jessica Coen as editor-in-chief of Jezebel left …
 
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