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12:35 PM ET, December 1, 2014


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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Vox Media raises $46.5M from NY investment firm General Atlantic at a $380M valuation  —  Yet Another Big Funding Round for a Big Web Publisher - This Time for Vox Media  —  Remember when investors didn't want to put money into content?  —  That was a long time ago!
Jim Bankoff / LinkedIn Pulse:
Vox Media CEO lists four key areas of focus in “memo” to employees on occasion of $46M round, announces 150M monthly unique visitors across all sites  —  Building the Next Generation of Media Brands (Memo to Vox Media Team)  —  (note: Today is a big day for Vox Media as we announced …
Chris Sutcliffe / TheMediaBriefing:
Despite having similar reach, Vox is valued at less than half of BuzzFeed  —  Why has Vox Media been valued at less than half of BuzzFeed?  —  Vox Media's $380 million funding round announced today makes the company theoretically much more valuable than the Washington Post's sale price …
Discussion: Mashable
David Carr / New York Times:
What the forces of disruption look like inside NYT, where another buyout deadline is approaching  —  When the Forces of Disruption Hit Home  —  I've been around long enough to have once marveled at the improbability of the fax machine — that can't be real! — but I like to think of myself as modern.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Number of full-time US daily newspaper journalists has plunged to 36,700 from 55,000 pre-2008  —  Taking stock of newsroom head counts  —  During an appearance at New York University in October, New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. and deputy executive editor for digital Ian Fisher …
Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
Apple faces potential damages of $350M in iTunes antitrust lawsuit going to trial in December  —  Star Witness in Apple Lawsuit Is Steve Jobs  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Three years after his death, Steve Jobs is very much a presence in courtrooms across the country.  —  And that's not necessarily good news for Apple.
Christopher Williams / Telegraph:
Vodafone in talks for Tesco's loss-making pay-TV service  —  Vodafone is looking to acquire Blinkbox, the video streaming service, as it gears up to move into the broadband and pay-TV markets  —  Vodafone is poised to take over Tesco's loss-making on-demand entertainment service Blinkbox …
Sony's New Movies Leak Online Following Hack Attack  —  Brad Pitt's ‘Fury,’ ‘Annie’ among titles being downloaded  —  At least five new movies from Sony Pictures are being devoured on copyright-infringing file-sharing hubs online in the wake of the hack attack that hobbled the studio earlier in the week.
Chris Smith / Digiday:
Inside the BBC's visual journalism unit  —  The lines between digital video and TV are blurring to the point of going away at the BBC.  —  The BBC's two-year-old visual journalism unit services its online and TV output with graphics and data visualizations for its TV and digital news channels.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
ESPN gives Janay Rice control over as-told-to piece  —  Transparency is abundant in the editor's note appended to ESPN's story of the long weekend.  It's a first-person essay by Janay Rice, wife of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, who was suspended from the NFL for hitting …
Discussion:, Poynter, Mediaite, CNN and ESPN
John Seabrook / New Yorker:
Daniel Ek and Sean Parker on Spotify and the complexities of the current music industry  —  REVENUE STREAMS  —  Is Spotify the music industry's friend or its foe? … “Who put back an empty jar of formaldehyde?”  —  BUY THE PRINT »
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