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5:10 PM ET, July 14, 2014

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Ryan Roslansky / Official LinkedIn Blog:
LinkedIn acquries Newsle, a tool for monitoring mentions of people in news stories  —  Stay In The Know On Your Network: Newsle Joins The LinkedIn Family  —  We know LinkedIn is a place you visit to stay up-to-speed on your network, showcase and strengthen your professional identity …
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
Julia Turner Is Named Editor in Chief of Slate  —  The online magazine Slate on Monday named Julia Turner its editor in chief, replacing David Plotz, who is stepping down after six years in the job.  —  Ms. Turner has served as Mr. Plotz's deputy editor since 2008.
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
Under Larry Kramer, USA Today focuses on breaking news fast and going viral  —  USA Today Goes Viral  —  TYSONS CORNER, Va. — “Today is a good day to be here because we are starting Social Media Tuesdays,” exclaims Larry Kramer, the publisher of USA Today.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
A.G. Sulzberger named ‘senior editor for strategy’ at Times  —  The New York Times has confirmed a new role for Arthur Gregg Sulzberger, a rising newsroom star and the son of Times publisher and chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr.  —  The younger Sulzberger, who previously did stints as an editor …
Josh Rottenberg / Los Angeles Times:
‘Snowpiercer,’ VOD and the future of film distribution  —  On June 27, a bold new sci-fi film opened in theaters.  Critics raved.  Fanboys exulted.  Word-of-mouth was overwhelmingly positive.  No, it wasn't “Transformers: Age of Extinction.”  —  Upon its release, South Korean director Bong Joon-ho's …
Michael Cieply / New York Times:
BitTorrent launching paywall and using crowdfunding to finance new sci-fi series  —  BitTorrent to Try a Paywall and Crowdfunding  —  LOS ANGELES — This might be the latest twist on crowdfunding — or the web equivalent of seeking a ransom.  —  BitTorrent, a purveyor of file-sharing technology …
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Time chief content officer Norman Pearlstine on the spinoff, The Awl, Twitter, and more  —  Norm Pearlstine on Standing in Checkout Lines and The Awl  —  Norm Pearlstine.  (Illustration by Paul Kisselev) … What does the spinoff mean for Time Inc.?  We were very much defined …
Discussion: @annehelen
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Speculation mounts of an AOL-Yahoo merger; Mayer interested in HuffPo  —  Two Years and Still Stuck in a Revenue Rut, Will Yahoo's Mayer Bite the AOL Bullet?  —  Maybe AOL and Yahoo will merge.  Maybe not.  Maybe they should.  Maybe they shouldn't.  —  But for the erudition of reporters …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
News Corp calls for piracy crackdown in Australia  —  Rupert Murdoch company requests toughening of laws to force internet service providers to act on copyright theft  —  News Corp, owner of film studio 20th Century Fox, has called for the toughening of piracy laws in Australia.
Ellen Emmerentze Jervell / Wall Street Journal:
Swedish author and his bot created 2.7M Wikipedia articles; some editors object to methods  —  For This Author, 10,000 Wikipedia Articles Is a Good Day's Work  —  In Sweden, Sverker Johansson and His ‘Bot’ Have Created 2.7 Million Articles; Some Purists Complain
Discussion: Business Insider
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Report around the clock: How some news orgs use time zones to their advantage to operate 24/7  —  It was well past midnight the morning of June 14 on the East Coast of the United States when Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez slammed home the Stanley Cup-winning goal deep into the second overtime.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
AT&T-Chernin Group's Otter Media Online-Video Venture Acquires Creativebug for $10 Mil  —  Otter Media, the newly named online-video joint venture of AT&T and Chernin Group, has acquired how-to crafting video site Creativebug from Demand Media for $10 million in cash.
Discussion: The Wrap, VentureBeat and Re/code
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Neil Young becomes PonoMusic CEO after the Kickstarter gold rush  —  Musician steps up to run digital music company that he founded, ahead of launch for gadget and high-def downloads store  —  Musician Neil Young is now also a technology CEO, after taking the reins at PonoMusic …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox Loses Latest Bid to Halt Dish's Place-Shifting Technology  —  The 9th Circuit affirms a district judge's conclusion that Fox hasn't demonstrated irreparable harm.  —  Fox Broadcasting has lost again in its attempt to stop Dish's Hopper with Sling, also known as “Dish Anywhere.”
Discussion: Gigaom
 
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