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4:33 PM 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 …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Comcast 3Q Net Income Soars Nearly 50% On Tax Adjustment, NBCU Results  —  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 …
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:   Cable television is dying, but cable companies are thriving
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.
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.”
Everett Rosenfeld / CNBC:
Amazon misses with loss of $0.95/share, reports 20% higher YoY Q3 revenues of $20.58B  —  Amazon misses estimates  —  Amazon reported quarterly earnings and revenue that missed analysts' expectations on Thursday.  —  The company posted third-quarter a loss of 95 cents per share …
Discussion: Forbes and Bloomberg
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Yahoo's new home page, rolling out next month, emphasizes mail, video, and big-name content  —  Wanna See the Latest New Yahoo Home Page, Rolling Out Next Month?  Bokay!  —  I have been a little lax in lifting interesting tidbits out of Yahoo for some months now, mostly because it felt …
Discussion: @jasonabbruzzese
Jihii Jolly / Columbia Journalism Review:
How censorship aggravates the challenges of following and verifying news of Hong Kong protests  —  What's happening in Hong Kong?  —  The difficult task of verifying news when a country censors just about everything  —  “What kind of Communists are these people?!” exclaimed Jon Stewart …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab:
Why The New York Times built a tool for crowdsourced time travel  —  Flipping through old magazine and newspaper ads is like throwing the switch on the world's simplest time machine.  Suddenly it's 1969, the Apollo 11 astronauts have just made the round trip from the moon, Abbey Road just dropped …
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
Some publishers investing in tech to build their own communities outside of Facebook/Twitter  —  Publishers cool on outsourcing community to Facebook  —  Publishers today are at the mercy of the big social networks.  The likes of Facebook and Twitter have not only dominated publishers' referral traffic …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Microsoft ending free Xbox Music streaming Dec. 1; Music Pass still available for $9.99/month  —  Microsoft is ending free Xbox Music streaming  —  You'll need to purchase a subscription to stream songs  —  Microsoft is closing its free Xbox Music streaming service effective December 1st.
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.
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.
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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
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Gay Alcorn / Guardian:
Lachlan Murdoch attacks special laws to jail journalists for up to 10 years
Tim Herrera / Washington Post:
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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
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Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Lab:
New media and legacy media came together at the second weekend-long “hackathon” hosted by the Society for News Design.
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Rhapsody revives CEO position after four-year absence, appoints David Hose as interim chief
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Max Read / Gawker:
Gawker posts belated retort to Gamergate campaign targeting advertisers and partners, says thousands in revenue lost