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3:55 PM ET, October 17, 2014

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John McDermott / Digiday:
BuzzFeed and Fusion cease partnership with Whisper in response to user privacy questions  —  Whisper: The anonymous app that isn't so anonymous after all  —  Whisper's chummy relationship with the publishing world appears to be backfiring.  The Guardian published a story Thursday revealing …
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Guardian responds to Whisper's denials, stands by its claims, urges media and users to keep pressing Whisper  —  Whisper: the facts  —  Executives from the anonymous social media app have dismissed as a ‘pack of lies’ the Guardian's revelation that they track users.  But the evidence is clear
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Lab:
BuzzFeed now has editorial and product people in place for its forthcoming news app  —  Shortly after being hired as head of product for BuzzFeed's new news app, Noah Chestnut started spending more time with his phone, downloading leading news apps, reading email newsletters, and generally checking out the competition.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
TV's Move to the Web Can Strengthen Its Cable Business  —  It's a pivotal time for TV: One by one, big networks are stepping out of the cable bundle and giving viewers a chance to watch their stuff on the Web.  But those networks also assume they're going to make most of their money from the cable bundle, for many years to come.
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Martin Peers / The Information:
HBO's standalone online streaming service won't be less than pay TV retail price of $15/month  —  HBO's Online Pricing Trap  —  HBO's broadband service looks doomed even before it starts.  —  While HBO hasn't disclosed details, pricing of the new broadband offering most likely won't be less …
Discussion: Business Insider and WebProNews
Donald R. Winslow / NPPA:
Syracuse disinvites WashPost Pulitzer photographer due to Ebola fears  —  UPDATED at 9:12 p.m. CST with response from Syracuse University  —  Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Michel du Cille of The Washington Post, who returned from covering the Ebola crisis in Liberia 21 days ago …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
You can now listen to a podcast in a tweet (and keep on scrolling)  —  You can add audio and video players inside your tweets, just as WNYC did for a Maya Angelou interview  —  Back in May, we told you about how WNYC was using a Twitter Player Card to embed audio into its tweets.  It was pretty nifty!
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Alexis Giles / SoundCloud:
Twitter partners with Soundcloud to launch Audio Card, a new way to share audio in timeline
Gideon Spanier / London Evening Standard:
Vice to launch local editions in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Australia, Brazil, and Mexico  —  Vice News to expand in London and overseas  —  Vice News, the hip online video-news organisation that has reported from global trouble spots such as Syria and Ukraine, today said it will launch …
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
IWantMedia site will go dark Monday  —  Fourteen-year-old IWantMedia.com will go dark on Monday.  —  Patrick Phillips, the founder of the IWantMedia site, who sold it to Guggenheim/Prometheus Partners for a mid-six-figure deal four years ago, is exiting after clashing with the current management team.
Hurriyet Daily News:
Turkish journalist briefly detained for tweets in first ‘reasonable doubt’ raid: Lawyer … A journalist was briefly detained in southern Turkey over his tweets criticizing the government, in the first police raid that a court has warranted using the controversial new “reasonable doubt” regulation, his lawyer claimed on Oct. 17.
Discussion: Today's Zaman …
Jasper Jackson / TheMediaBriefing:
Why the Guardian and Telegraph's ‘Audience not Platforms’ partnership could lead to much more  —  The single biggest disruptive impact of the internet on advertising has been the ability of big websites and audience aggregators to offer access to huge numbers of people.
Discussion: @jaspjackson
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
Playlists.net Acquired By Warner Music Group  —  In early July we reported exclusively that Spotify community and playlist sharing site Playlists.net was in acquisition talks, with one suitor — a prominent music industry company — in the lead.  Well, today comes official confirmation …
Elsa Keslassy / Variety:
Netflix Forces French Biz to Try to Modernize Digital Landscape  —  The launch of Netflix has prompted French industryites and lawmakers to think harder about solutions to modernize the country's digital landscape.  So it's no coincidence that the annual Rencontres Cinematographiques de Dijon …
Andrew Chung / Reuters:
Getty fails to get injunction on Microsoft image widget  —  (Reuters) - Getty Images Inc [GETTY.UL] has failed to convince a federal judge to halt Microsoft Corp's Bing Image Widget, which it said enabled massive copyright infringement, because the software company had already taken it down voluntarily.
Richard Byrne Reilly / VentureBeat:
Neil Young officially unveils new high-tech music player and streaming service  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Rocker Neil Young officially unveiled a new music download service and a high-tech music player today at Saleforce's Dreamforce conference.  —  To the obvious delight of his host …
Discussion: Music Week
 
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Christopher Bodeen / Associated Press:
China jails 2 reporters accused of faking stories
Professional Publishers Association:
Condé Nast has unveiled plans that will see it launch Ars Technica in the UK in Spring 2015.
Ben Riley-Smith / Telegraph:
We will continue to use Ripa powers against journalists, says Met's assistant commissioner
Michael Rondon / Folio:
A Look at NatGeo's Multiyear Deep-Dive Into Food
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Alvin Lim / INMA:
Dissolving titles that separate digital employees in media companies
Discussion: @dkiesow
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Pageviews aren't perfect, but ad buyers see flaws in attention measures
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
Publishers want out of Apple's Newsstand jail
John Glenday / The Drum:
Google faces tax on links to Spanish papers, threatens to drop them from Google News
Discussion: thetimes.co.uk
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Twitpic Couldn't Find An Acquirer, Will Shut Down After All On Oct 25th
Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable:
CNN's Head of Digital Is Out Amid Widespread Cuts at Turner
Discussion: TVNewser and The Wrap, Thanks:@toddwasserman
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
AT&T/DirecTV to FCC: Critics Are Off Base; OK Deal ‘Swiftly’