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4:10 PM ET, December 30, 2014

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Eugene Kim / Business Insider:
Washington Post hopes to generate more revenue by licensing its content management system to other news organizations  —  Here's A New, Inventive Way Jeff Bezos Plans To Make Money From The Washington Post  —  When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post for $250 million in 2013 …
Ben Preston / RadioTimes:
BBC pulls controversial documentary about death of Princess Diana after Royal family lawyers intervene  —  BBC pulls controversial royal documentary about spin after death of Princess Diana  —  Radio Times reveals last-minute decision to postpone BBC2 broadcast followed legal intervention
Andrew Marantz / New Yorker:
How Emerson Spartz builds viral sites that grab Facebook traffic using headline testing and other people's memes  —  The Virologist  —  How a young entrepreneur built an empire by repackaging memes.
Dave McNary / Variety:
The Interview is a top seller on YouTube Movies and Google Play  —  ‘The Interview’ Becomes 2014's Top Seller on Google Sites  —  In six days, Sony's comedy “The Interview” has become 2014's bestseller on a pair of Google streaming sites — Google Play and YouTube Movies — according to a Google spokesperson.
Discussion: NPR, Forbes, BGR and Mediaite
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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Apple Starts Streaming “The Interview”, Too
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Sony says ‘The Interview’ was rented or purchased more than 2M times, generated over $15M in online sales
David Carr / New York Times:
NYT CEO Mark Thompson, Phil Griffin, and other media execs face myriad challenges in 2015  —  Media Companies (and Executives) on the Hot Seat in 2015  —  While it's great news that the economy is (slowly) coming back, it's important to remember that a rising tide does not necessarily lift all boats.
Karl Bode / Techdirt:
Dish, Fox News Feud Again Illustrates How The Cable TV Industry Is Digging Its Own Grave  —  If you have cable you've probably been exposed to one of the increasingly ugly retransmission fee disputes occurring between cable operators and broadcasters.  They usually go something like this …
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
Tim Marchman named editor of Deadspin  —  Tim Marchman is to be the next editor of Deadspin, the Gawker Media sports blog, outgoing editor Tommy Craggs confirmed to Capital.  —  Craggs, who is moving to a new position as executive editor of Gawker Media, announced the news on …
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Apple introduces 14-day no questions asked refunds for App Store & iTunes in EU countries  —  Apple has recently introduced a new 14-day no questions asked return policy for iTunes, App Store and iBooks purchases in Europe including the UK, Germany, Italy, France, and many other EU countries.
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
U.S. court approves Condé Nast $5.85 mln intern pay settlement  —  Condé Nast on Monday won a federal judge's preliminary approval to pay $5.85 million to settle a class-action lawsuit by thousands of former interns who claimed the magazine publisher underpaid them.
Kent Babb / Washington Post:
Donte Stallworth, former NFL wide receiver, working as a Huffington Post fellow  —  Donte Stallworth was on his morning commute last month, a five-block morning ritual in this attempt at a new life, when he walked past the White House's north lawn.  He smiled as he recalled an old memory.
Discussion: @leverageagency and @amandawills, Thanks:@steverubel
Anjali Shastry / American Journalism Review:
How news organizations like Washington Post, Newsweek, NPR, and BBC use Tumblr to connect with audiences and document experiments in journalism  —  The Growing Power of Tumblr — For News  —  On a recent day, The Washington Post Twitter account is a drumbeat of news about a Supreme Court …
Discussion: @alexschelldorf and @alexlaughs
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Nicole Levy / Capital New York:
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