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8:35 PM ET, November 11, 2014

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Daniel Ek / Spotify Blog:
Spotify has paid music industry $2B to date, $1B since last year; has 12.5M paying subscribers; top artists to exceed $6M/year in payments  —  $2 Billion and Counting  —  Taylor Swift is absolutely right: music is art, art has real value, and artists deserve to be paid for it.
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Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Chief Defends Spotify After Snub by Pop Star  —  Spotify is the future.  Spotify is the enemy.  Spotify doesn't pay enough.  Spotify is music's best bet for revenue growth.  —  Since it arrived in the United States from Sweden in 2011, Spotify has been cast as both hero and villain …
Wall Street Journal:
Investors in Cable Deal Fret Over Talk of Broadband Regulation  —  Share Prices Fall Following Obama's Call for New Rules  —  President Barack Obama's call Monday for expanded broadband regulation added to mounting investor angst over the fate of Comcast Corp. 's $45 billion planned acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc.
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Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Comcast agrees with Obama on net neutrality, except for the legal bit  —  You have to admire the chutzpah: a day after President Obama jolted the telecom industry with a bold announcement on net neutrality, Comcast declared that it agrees with him.  —  Comcast agrees with Obama on net neutrality …
David L. Cohen / Comcast Voices:
Being for net neutrality and against Title II is completely consistent  —  Surprise!  We Agree with the President's Principles on Net Neutrality: Reiterating Our Strong Support for the Open Internet  —  Yesterday, the President outlined his plan for a free and open Internet.
Eric Blattberg / Digiday:
Reuters TV aims to personalize news broadcasts  —  With Reuters TV, a smart video app for news junkies, Reuters is once again trying to establish itself as a consumer brand.  —  The news giant unveiled Reuters TV at a Monday night soiree in its Times Square headquarters.
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Roberto Baldwin / The Next Web:
Reuters announces on-demand Reuters TV to launch in 2015
Discussion: VideoInk
Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
Yahoo to Buy Video-Ad Service BrightRoll for $640 Million  —  Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) is buying video-advertising service BrightRoll Inc. for about $640 million in cash, seeking to boost marketing tools amid a turnaround effort by Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer.
Bill Mickey / Folio:
Penton Rebrands Itself as Information Services Business  —  Events, marketing services and digital are biggest revenue-makers.  —  Whatever happened to “publisher”?  Across the market that term is being retired in favor of descriptors that refer to emerging lines of business that are quickly overtaking the print platform.
Hillel Italie / Associated Press:
Jonah Lehrer working on book about digital life … NEW YORK (AP) — Jonah Lehrer, the best-selling author whose career was derailed after he acknowledged fabricating Bob Dylan quotes, is collaborating on a book about virtual life.  —  Portfolio announced Tuesday that it had acquired …
Jack Shafer:
Government officials impersonating reporters will further erode public trust in journalism  —  Stop or I'll write!  Why cops shouldn't fake being reporters.  —  Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James B. Comey waved his truncheon at the New York Times last week in a concise letter of protest addressed to the paper's editor.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Matter announces finalists for international reporting fellowship  —  Matter announced an international reporting fellowship in September.  It pays pretty well: $10,000 plus another $5,000 for travel expenses.  On Tuesday morning the publication, which is owned by Medium, named six finalists …
Discussion: Medium and @poynter
Robert Mann / Adweek:
BuzzFeed hires Tessa Gould, Huffington Post's former director of native advertising, to monetize content  —  BuzzFeed Hires HuffPo's Director of Native Advertising  —  Tessa Gould will search for ways to monetize content  —  BuzzFeed is getting more serious about monetization with the hiring …
Discussion: @mikeisaac and FishbowlNY
 
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Max Blau / Creative Loafing Atlanta:
Cox's AJC redesign and paywall tuneup draw ire of readers, VP vows to tackle issues over time
Robert Cookson / Financial Times:
YouTube signs with indie labels through rights agency Merlin, setting the stage for a subscription streaming service
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Barnes & Noble launches Nook Press Print, a print-on-demand service for authors
Discussion: Publishers Weekly
Peter Sterne / Capital New York:
The New Yorker rolls out metered paywall
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Washington Post: Zakaria columns ‘problematic’
Press Gazette:
Met anti-terrorism database holds more than 2,000 records relating to journalists
Discussion: The Times and @neilwallis1
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Jonah Bromwich / New York Times:
Vimeo pushes into original content, funds “High Maintenance” directly, charges $2 per episode
Discussion: SocialTimes, Slate and mUmBRELLA
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
NBC News Teams Anew With Facebook To Promote Ebola Journalism Effort
Discussion: Gawker and The Wrap
Hanna Rosin / The New Republic:
Disgraced reporter Stephen Glass opens up to an old colleague and apologizes, 16 years after his fall
Alana Semuels / The Atlantic Online:
Amidst the rise of digital upstarts like Gawker, local news continues to suffer
Matt Wilstein / Mediaite:
Glenn Beck of The Blaze announces that he's recovering from debilitating neurological illness
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
BuzzFeed's deal with Facebook to measure political sentiment has one major flaw
Discussion: BuzzFeed