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6:25 AM ET, July 22, 2014

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Sam Kirkland / Poynter:
Time.com's bounce rate down 15 percentage points since adopting continuous scroll  —  Three major news website redesigns this year look very different but have an important feature in common: articles that seamlessly transition to new content, without requiring readers to click or tap headlines and then wait for new pages to load.
Discussion: @juliaryan, @chartbeat and @miamabanta
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Netflix Passes 50M Subscribers As It Reports Better Than Expected Q2 Revenue Of $1.34B  —  This afternoon following the closing bell, Netflix announced the financial results of its second quarter, including revenue of $1.34 billion and earnings per share of $1.15.
Robert Channick / Los Angeles Times:
Tribune newspapers worth $635 million, analyst says  —  With Tribune Publishing set to spin off from Tribune Co. on Aug. 4, analysts have begun weighing in as to what the stand-alone, publicly traded newspaper company may be worth.  —  In a report issued Thursday by CRT Capital Group …
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Time Warner board changes bylaws to block small group of shareholders from forcing Fox takeover vote  —  TIME WARNER DIGS IN: Board Removes Ability For Shareholders To Force Vote On Fox Offer  —  Time Warner's board just changed the company's bylaws to prevent a small group of shareholders …
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Kaylene Hong / The Next Web:
As Spotify passes one year in Asia, piracy is still its number one challenge  —  In April 2013, Spotify first entered Asia with its launches in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore.  Now it's been just slightly over a year since its move into the region, but Spotify seems to be taking it slow with its expansion plans.
Discussion: Music Week, RAIN News and hypebot
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Why digital publishers want to be in the magazine business  —  There's a lot of positive talk about magazines these days — but, interestingly, it's coming from the digital likes of Yahoo, Say Media and Flipboard.  —  Backwards as it may sound, online “magazines” have become core …
Discussion: @cgarbutt and Say Daily
Lynn Oberlander / First Look Media:
First Look Media launches legal fund to aid press freedom advocates in US and abroad  —  Promoting and Protecting Free Speech and Free Expression  —  Lynn Oberlander is First Look Media's General Counsel, Media Operations  —  Promoting and protecting free speech and free expression are paramount to First Look's mission.
Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review:
Forbes strategy: terrible for journalism and the public, decent for the bottom line  —  How Forbes got to $475 million  —  That's what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent  —  Integrated Whale Media Investments of Hong Kong …
Discussion: Forbes
Julia Ioffe / The New Republic:
The Russian Public Has a Totally Different Understanding of What Happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 17  —  And it's more of a problem than you think.  —  Did you know Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was full of corpses when it took off from Amsterdam?  Did you know that, for some darkly inexplicable reason …
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Ukrainian reporter held for reporting in Russia without work permit  —  Russian authorities arrested Yevgeny Agarkov, a reporter with the Ukrainian television station 1+1, on July 18, 2014, and accused him of working in Russia without a proper accreditation, according to news reports.
New York Times:
Big TV mergers are forcing smaller cable networks like AMC, Starz to consider survival plans  —  Smaller Cable Networks Plan Their Survival Under the Feet of Giants  —  The flesh-eating zombies in AMC's hit television series “The Walking Dead” are shambling into a land of even bigger monsters.
Dave Neal / Inquirer:
BBC websites and iPlayers suffer weekend broadcast outage  —  TELEVISION ON DEMAND viewers have complained loudly about downtime at the BBC's websites and on-demand offerings over the weekend.  —  This past weekend auntie Beeb took something of a holiday and prevented people from listening …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Aereo had 77,596 subscribers across 10 cities at the end of 2013  —  Here's How Many Subscribers Aereo Had Last Year  —  Aereo generated lots of attention from the media world in the run-up to its Supreme Court case this spring.  —  Consumers may have been less interested …
Discussion: The Verge and @danrayburn
 
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Launches Save, A Read-It-Later List For Links, Places, And Media Pages
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
AP starts publishing robot-generated earnings stories
Discussion: PSFK, MSN Money and @poynter
Capital New York:
The story behind The New Yorker's website relaunch, unveiled today
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BBC gave 12 senior staff £150,000-plus payoffs last year
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