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11:05 AM ET, October 23, 2014


 Top News: 
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
German publishers grudgingly allow Google to display news snippets in search results without compensation  —  German Publishers Bow To Google's Market Power In Ongoing Text Snippets Fight  —  A tug of war between Google and German publishers over how online news content is displayed …
Discussion: BuzzMachine, Gigaom and @stkonrath
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
New York Times staffers band together over buyout anxiety  —  A group of New York Times employees acted en masse to request packages detailing the buyout packages they would qualify for if they applied for them in a round of buyouts announced by the newspaper earlier this fall, several employees confirmed to Capital.
Discussion: @edmundlee and Talking New Media
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
Roku raises $25 million amid growing competition from Amazon and Google  —  Updated at 1:45 p.m. PST with a statement from Roku.  —  Set-top box company Roku has secured a fresh $25 million round of funding, according to a SEC form D filing released today.
Discussion: Multichannel News
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:   Roku raises $25 million in additional funding
Michael Wolff / Hollywood Reporter:
Michael Wolff on HBO, CBS Streaming: TV Is Disrupting the Internet  —  Streaming services from the two networks don't signal television's capitulation to Netflix and the web; it's actually the opposite, as the medium expands yet again to gobble up more revenue
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
CBS News readies 24-hour ‘CBSN’ digital network  —  CBS News 24-hour digital news channel will be called CBSN, Capital has learned, and the network is preparing to launch a marketing campaign around it, a source told Capital, featuring the tagline “CBS News.  Always On.”
Discussion: TVNewser, Variety and @alexweprin
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Tumblr uses auto play and looping on mobile to treat videos more like gifs  —  Tumblr is making videos a lot more like GIFs  —  Tumblr may be known for moving images, but by and large that's been the GIF — not videos.  Tumblr is today trying to address that, changing what it's …
Discussion: The Next Web
Chris Sutcliffe / TheMediaBriefing:
Global game: The internationalisation of UK newspaper audiences  —  The odds of creating a profitable digital newspaper operation in the UK look long for pretty much every national title.  Our population simply isn't that big, and unless you can sell a lot of pricey digital subscriptions, the advertising economics simply don't add up.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Brian Roberts: NBC, Harry Potter Ride Boost Comcast's Q3 Profit  —  Cable and entertainment giant Comcast saw its third-quarter net income soar nearly 50%, thanks to a favorable tax adjustment and improving performance at its NBCUniversal unit.  The Philadelphia company …
Gay Alcorn / Guardian:
Lachlan Murdoch attacks special laws to jail journalists for up to 10 years  —  ‘Our freedom of speech and freedom of the press are not things we should blindly entrust to anyone’  —  Lachlan Murdoch has attacked new laws that could see journalists jailed for up to 10 years if they disclose information …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter.:
Reporter quits Sun-Times, cites ‘chilling effect in the newsroom’  —  Chicago Sun-Times reporter Dave McKinney has resigned from the newspaper, saying, “I'm convinced this newspaper no longer has the backs of reporters like me” in a letter to Michael Ferro, chairman of Sun-Times owner Wrapports LLC.
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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
How Entertainment Companies Are Fighting Lawsuits Over Disclosures of Who's Watching
Tilmann Knoll / INMA:
Media organizations compete with and need to learn from tech start-ups in recruiting young talent
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Lab:
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Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Rhapsody revives CEO position after four-year absence, appoints David Hose as interim chief
Discussion: @pkafka
Hollywood Reporter:
What's Behind Big Media's Big TV Push Into Europe
Max Read / Gawker:
Gawker posts belated retort to Gamergate campaign targeting advertisers and partners, says thousands in revenue lost
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Alison Flood / Guardian:
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Discussion: Los Angeles Times