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12:50 PM ET, November 13, 2014


 Top News: 
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Amazon and Hachette Resolve Dispute  —  Amazon and Hachette announced Thursday morning that they have resolved their differences and signed a new multiyear contract, bringing to an official end one of the most bitter publishing conflicts in recent years.  —  Neither side gave details of the deal …
Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
In new agreement with Amazon, Hachette will set prices for its ebooks  —  Updated: Amazon and Hachette have officially reached a new contract  —  Amazon and book publisher Hachette Book Group have finally reached a deal in the negotiations that have been going on since May, the companies announced in a press release Thursday.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
John Cook out as First Look Media's Intercept EIC, will return to Gawker Media to run investigations  —  John Cook leaves The Intercept  —  Intercept Editor-in-Chief John Cook is leaving the publication and returning to Gawker Media to run investigations, an individual with knowledge of the hire tells Poynter.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
John Cook's rehire is sign of new, integrated editorial approach at Gawker  —  John Cook is returning to Gawker Media as part of what the company's editorial director, Joel Johnson, calls its “first executive-level, meta-level team.”  —  Gawker Media will “almost certainly” …
Discussion: Mashable
Emily Steel / New York Times:
Sony launches PlayStation Vue web-based TV service with all major broadcast and some cable networks, testing in NYC with broad rollout in Q1 2015  —  Sony to Introduce Web-Based TV Service, PlayStation Vue  —  Sony is pressing play on a new web-based television service that represents …
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
At press conference with Obama, China leader lectures U.S. media
David Lieberman / Deadline:
DreamWorks Animation & Hasbro In Merger Talks; Deal With Hearst Looming  —  EXCLUSIVE: DreamWorks Animation is deeply engaged in two potentially game changing negotiations that could transform the company — including one with Hasbro to forge a family entertainment powerhouse to be called DreamWorks-Hasbro.
Andrew Golis / Medium:
This., one-link-a-day sharing network, launches in invite-only beta  —  Make “This.”  Yours  —  We launched the beta of This. today.  Which is pretty great.  —  This. is a site we've been building to help people find and share the web's best stories, ideas and arguments.
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Viacom Plans to Boost Non-Nielsen-Based U.S. Ad Sales to 50 Percent  —  “Everyone wants our channels,” Philippe Dauman says about the appeal of the company's networks despite recent carriage disputes  —  Viacom is looking to “significantly” grow its U.S. advertising revenue that doesn't depend …
Ashby Jones / Wall Street Journal:
Appeals Court to Take Another Look at ‘Innocence of Muslims’ Copyright Ruling  —  A federal appeals court is revisiting an earlier decision to order Google Inc. to take down a controversial YouTube video in which an actress was unwittingly portrayed making anti-Muslim statements.
Jane Martinson / Guardian:
More potential victims of fake sheikh come forward after BBC documentary  —  Lawyer Mark Lewis says he has been contacted by three people since airing of Panorama exposé of Mazher Mahmood  —  Three more potential victims of the former News of the World reporter Mazher Mahmood contacted …
Jack Dickey / TIME:
Taylor Swift's label says she earned less than $500K for domestic streaming the past 12 months; Spotify says it paid her $2M for global streaming in that period  —  Taylor Swift's Spotify Paycheck Mystery  —  Spotify and Swift's record label provide new figures to defend themselves …
The Huffington Post:
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Tells Silicon Valley He's Open To Obama Net Neutrality Plan  —  WASHINGTON - On Monday, President Barack Obama went public with his support of an aggressive approach to protecting net neutrality.  Shortly after that, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler told …
Amy Schatz / Re/code:
No Net Neutrality Rules Until 2015 as Disagreements About Plan Continue
Today's Zaman:
Turkish journalist Mehmet Baransu faces sentence of 2 to 7 years on charges of insulting President Erdogan on Twitter  —  Journalist Baransu faces 7 years for insulting Erdogan on Twitter  —  A prosecutor from the Anatolia Courthouse has opened a criminal case against well-known Turkish …
Discussion: @wexler
Ece Toksabay / Reuters:
Turkish state TV fined for favoring Erdogan in election coverage
Discussion: Today's Zaman …
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Juro Osawa / Wall Street Journal:
Warner Music, Tencent in China Distribution Deal
Discussion: Reuters and TechCrunch
Andy Fixmer / Mashable:
FCC to release Comcast and AT&T programming documents for review at its Washington HQ, and other secure sites, on Nov. 17, will not allow remote access
Discussion: Bloomberg
Bill Adair / Poynter:
Ben Smith, @crushingbort and @blippoblappo talk about plagiarism
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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Former Live Nation chairman and founder of Global Music Rights Irving Azoff threatens to remove 20K copyrighted works from YouTube
Discussion: RAIN News and hypebot
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Henry Blodget Interview About Jeff Bezos Business Insider Investment
Nicole Levy / Capital New York:
Time launches The Vault, giving subscribers online access to every magazine since 1923
Discussion: New Yorker
Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Chicago Tribune managing editor leaves to pursue personal interests
Marc Graser / Variety:
Live Nation, Vice Media Form Digital Platform for Music Programming
Discussion: Tubefilter, Reuters, AdAge and @withdrake