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2:45 PM ET, October 10, 2014


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Alastair Reid /
Guardian forms new editorial teams to enhance digital output  —  Visual journalism, data journalism and audience development teams are all being restructured under plans from new executive editor for digital Aron Pilhofer  —  Credit: Michael Bruntonspall on Flickr.  Some rights reserved
Barry Levine / VentureBeat:
Online magazine StoryBy launches, will share two-thirds of its revenue from affiliate links and advertorials with contributors  —  New StoryBy online magazine shares most of its revenue with storytellers  —  Above: A sample screen from the system-generated Travel section in the StoryBy online magazine.
Nicole Levy / Capital New York:
David Plotz seeks investors for Atlas Obscura, the new Nat Geo (or, 'Nice Vice')  —  When David Plotz stepped down as editor in chief of Slate in July, he didn't know what his next project would be.  —  Yesterday, Plotz announced on Twitter that he has taken a new job as chief executive of Atlas Obscura …
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
Nielsen says it has issued faulty ratings data since March  —  Nielsen, which controls almost all of the television ratings measurement market, says that a technical error resulted in the company issuing incorrect TV ratings for national broadcast networks.  —  The error was introduced in March …
Robin Emmott / Reuters:
European Commission clears Ziggo-Liberty Global deal  —  The European Commission said on Friday it approved Liberty Global's takeover of Dutch peer Ziggo but the U.S. cable TV provider must end limits on broadcasters' freedom to offer programmes on the Internet.
Jordyn Taylor / Betabeat:
Publishing Professionals ‘Insulted’ By Amazon Brick-and-Mortar Store  —  Even if the store doesn't sell books, some still won't support it.  —  7 W. 34th Street, the rumored location of Amazon's brick-and-mortar store.  (Google Maps)  —  Tech fanatics might be excited about the brick …
Wall Street Journal:
Amazon opening first physical store this year in Manhattan, will handle pickups and returns
Scott Moritz / Bloomberg:
Comcast/TWC deal approved by shareholders of both companies, still needs regulatory approval  —  Time Warner Cable Shareholders Approve Sale to Comcast  —  Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) investors voted in favor of the company's $45.2 billion sale to Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) …
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
21st Century Fox and Apollo Seal Deal to Merge Shine, Endemol and Core  —  21st Century Fox and Apollo Global Management have finalized the joint venture that will create a global production powerhouse comprised of Shine Group, Endemol and Core Media Group.  —  The roll up of the three …
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Yahoo still wants to poach YouTube stars, hopes to host their new channels on Tumblr  —  Marissa Mayer's Secret Plan For Tumblr Revealed: Make It YouTube  —  Just after Yahoo bought Tumblr for $1.1 billion in the spring of 2013, several of Marissa Mayer's top product and media executives presented …
Martin Fackler / New York Times:
Japan Protests Indictment of Journalist by South Korea  —  ASAHIKAWA, Japan — Japan's Foreign Ministry summoned a South Korean diplomat on Thursday to protest the filing of charges against a Japanese journalist in Seoul, in the latest spat to divide the two countries.
Liam Andrew / Nieman Lab:
The Local, a growing European network of English-language news sites, aims for the expat crowd  —  That there is a market for news about Europe for people living in Europe who speak English is not a new discovery.  Plenty of newspapers have had success catering to this niche audience over the years.
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Disney CEO on unbundling: It'll cost you  —  Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger  —  At the VF New Establishment Summit Disney boss Bob Iger isn't afraid of cable unbundling.  —  Iger, whose magical kingdom includes ESPN and its many sister channels, admitted the sports programming powerhouse …
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