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4:45 PM ET, September 15, 2014

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David Streitfeld / New York Times:
In Latest Volley Against Amazon, Hachette's Writers Target Its Board  —  Amazon is at war with Hachette, and it sometimes seems as if it has always been that way.  —  As a negotiating tool in the battle, which is over the price of e-books, Amazon is discouraging its customers from buying the publisher's printed books.
WikiLeaks:
WikiLeaks releases copies of FinFisher malware governments reportedly use to spy on media  —  SpyFiles 4  —  Today, 15 September 2014, WikiLeaks releases previously unseen copies of weaponised German surveillance malware used by intelligence agencies around the world to spy on journalists, political dissidents and others.
Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
NPR Adds to Live Shows, With Almost 24 Planned  —  NPR, following the lead of other news and radio organizations, is widely expanding its live stage shows, with a slate of nearly two dozen events planned nationwide in the coming months.  —  The most ambitious of three “NPR Presents” series …
Discussion: @tinaantolini
David Chazan / Telegraph:
Netflix launches in France to hostile reception  —  The subscription-based video streaming service launches in France to frosty reception from local media although it is funding Gallic answer to its “House of Cards” series  —  The American video streaming service Netflix launches …
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John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
TWC Makes Dodgers Games Available on Broadcast  —  Points out that means available to MVPD subs as well  —  Broadcast and MVPD viewers will get to see the last six games of the Dodgers season, according to Time Warner Cable, which said Monday it had struck a deal with L.A. independent KDOC to air the games.
Tim Peterson / AdAge:
Flipboard is testing fullscreen video ads; Jack Daniel's and Gucci amongst first advertisers  —  Flipboard Presses Play on Full-Page Video Ads  —  Flipboard's brand advertising playbook has culled not only from print magazines but now TV as well.  The news-reading service …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
BuzzFeed Going Hollywood in a Big Way, Jonah Peretti explains  —  COLOGNE, Germany - BuzzFeed is quickly growing its video audience to some 400 million monthly views says Jonah Peretti, founder and CEO in this interview with Beet.TV.  It has build a substantial Hollywood production center …
Thanks:@beet_tv
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
As tech firms take on the role of newsrooms, will they care about legal fights for public interest?  —  As the legal budgets of traditional news rooms keep shrinking, they have been unable to fight the public interest battles of the past.  Will tech companies be willing or able to pick up that torch?
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Can Print and Online Content Just Get Along?  California Sunday Magazine Hopes So.  —  In a few weeks, at the beginning of October, a new content effort called California Sunday Magazine will debut aimed at publishing, “thoughtful, reported features and beautiful photography and illustrations set …
Discussion: @chasnote and @designedex
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Al Jazeera's digital news venture AJ+ launches with a dedicated iPhone app  —  Al Jazeera is officially unveiling AJ+ and the AJ+ iPhone app, which aims to bring news and context to people who don't watch news on TV anymore.  —  How can a traditional TV news organization cater to people …
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Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
TMZ's Harvey Levin to Kurtz: Fox Has Been ‘Spoon-fed’ Our Stories for Years  —  TMZ founder Harvey Levin didn't give an inch in an interview with MediaBuzz's Howard Kurtz Sunday morning, disputing characterizations of his website as a trashy tabloid and dismissing concerns that TMZ paid for videos as par for the course.
Discussion: TVNewser
 
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