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7:55 PM ET, December 22, 2014

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Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Sony Threatens to Sue Twitter Unless It Removes Tweets Containing Hacked Emails  —  Sony's battle on people disseminating its hacked and leaked emails has extended from news outlets to random Twitter users to, now, Twitter itself.  Sony's lawyer has threatened Twitter with legal action …
Jordan Chariton / The Wrap:
Rolling Stone Outsources Internal Investigation of Botched UVA Rape Story to Columbia Journalism School  —  Rolling Stone Magazine added a new editor's note to its inaccurate University of Virginia campus rape story Monday.  —  Also Read: Rolling Stone UVA Rape Controversy: Friends of Alleged Victim Remember It Differently
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
New Republic Editor Gabriel Snyder Promises Ambitious Journalism, More Diverse Voices  —  NEW YORK — Gabriel Snyder, who was tapped as editor-in-chief of The New Republic amid a recent staff exodus, wrote in his first editor's note that the 100-year-old magazine “has always been both in love and at war with its prior self.”
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
HuffPost plans to drop AP stories, relaunch site in 2015  —  Heading into the new year, The Huffington Post is planning to stop using Associated Press stories while increasing its reporter headcount, gearing up for a relaunch and rolling out more international editions.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
DirecTV Launches First Over-the-Top Video Service, Yaveo, for U.S. Hispanic Audiences  —  DirecTV, seeking a revenue stream beyond pay TV, has launched Yaveo: its first Internet-only subscription video service aimed at U.S. Hispanic consumers, with partners including Viacom and broadcast giant Univision Communications.
David Carr / New York Times:
Hacking at Sony Over ‘The Interview’ Reveals Hollywood's Failings, Too  —  Kim Jong-un, who appears to be America's newly self-appointed minister of culture, has decided that “The Interview,” the Seth Rogen film about North Korea that includes Mr. Kim's assassination, will not be released.
Associated Press:
Tribune Media sells Baltimore Sun printing-plant real estate, will net about $30M; Sun retains long-term lease  —  Tribune Media cashes in on real estate portfolio … (AP) — Tribune Media is cashing in on its real estate portfolio, netting $30 million on a Baltimore property where it has a printing plant.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Politico's Laura McGann Joins Vox To Lead Political Coverage  —  NEW YORK — Politico deputy managing editor Laura McGann is joining Vox as the site's first political editor.  —  In an interview with The Huffington Post, McGann suggested that Vox, the general-interest site founded earlier …
Sarah El Deeb / Associated Press:
Al-Jazeera shuts down its Egypt channel  —  CAIRO (AP) — The Qatari-owned Al-Jazeera news network on Monday shut down its Egypt channel, quieting a major source of tension between the two countries at a time when regional efforts are underway to reconcile between the two countries over the Gulf nation's support for Islamists.
Discussion: Al Bawaba and Daily News Egypt
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Making ethical choices about Sony emails requires news judgment; legal analysis is murky and complicated  —  Sony Emails, Free Speech — and Trying a Little ‘F2F’  —  Somewhere in academia, an enterprising law professor is putting together a lecture on the hacked Sony emails, considering the legal and free-speech issues they raise.
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
U.K. Media Giant ITV Invests in Ousted Maker Studios Co-founder Danny Zappin's Media Startup  —  Internet entrepreneur Danny Zappin, who co-founded Maker Studios only to be ousted prior to the company's acquisition by Walt Disney Co., has spent much of the last year trying to build out a new digital media empire.
 
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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is winding down Project Titan, its decade-long effort to make an electric car; Apple plans to move some impacted staff to generative AI projects

Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Filing: Nintendo sues the makers of Switch emulator Yuzu in US federal court, alleging it is designed to circumvent Nintendo's encryption and facilitates piracy

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