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9:30 AM ET, January 5, 2015


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Capital New York:
The 60-second interview: Tim Carmody, independent technology journalist  —  CAPITAL: You were a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania before becoming a journalist.  Why did you decide to leave academia?  —  CARMODY: “Decide” might be the wrong word.  I was on the academic job market …
Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
Dean Baquet needs to get mad about NY Times' use of unnamed sources  —  I have more advice for Dean Baquet: It's time to pound a wall again.  You need to get angry about the promiscuous use of unnamed sources by the New York Times staff and let your staff know that the practice is hurting …
Discussion: @stevebuttry and @jayrosen_nyu
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Netflix Cracks Down on VPN and Proxy “Pirates”  —  Due to complicated licensing agreements Netflix is only available in a few dozen countries, all of which have a different content library.  —  Some people bypass these content and access restrictions by using VPNs or other circumvention tools that change their geographical location.
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
London's police force has spent £33.5M investigating journalists  —  Met Police has spent £33.5m investigating journalists, figures show  —  The Metropolitan Police has spent £33.5m on investigations into journalism, figures obtained by Press Gazette show.
Discussion: @wturvill
Roberto Baldwin / The Next Web:
Roku teams up with Insignia and Haier for Roku TV and announces future 4K support  —  Roku's foray into partnering up with TV manufacturers is expanding while it's committing to the future of 4K.  —  Today the company announced two new Roku TV partners; Haier and Best Buy's Insignia brand.
Emily Yoshida / The Verge:
In a future fueled by hacks and leaks, will we be sedated by our own transparency?  —  In Los Angeles, you spend a lot of time looking at the outside of things.  From Los Feliz to West Hollywood, an embankment of multimillion-dollar residences rise up on the right of your peripheral vision …
Discussion: @verge
Jane Martinson / Guardian:
The virtues of Vice: how punk magazine was transformed into media giant  —  It's a hit with the millennial generation and predicts revenue of $1bn this year, so what can young company teach its rivals?  —  In a break from making millions as the world's richest ad man, Sir Martin Sorrell …
Discussion: @venkatananth and @girllostincity
Caroline Bottger / Digiday:
Rusty Foster, creator of Today in Tabs newsletter, on new digital news sites, newsletters, hate reads, and more  —  Today in Tabs editor Rusty Foster: ‘2014 was a terrible year!’  —  Hate-reads and outrage are the Internet's furniture.  And Rusty Foster is a comfy chair.
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
FCC says it will review a draft of net neutrality rules and vote on them by the end of February  —  Get ready: The FCC says it'll vote on net neutrality in February  —  Federal regulators looking to place restrictions on Internet providers will introduce and vote on new proposed net neutrality rules …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Yahoo Has Not Approached Scripps About Buying Food Network: Sources  —  Contrary to a report that Yahoo held discussions with Scripps Networks Interactive about the possibility of acquiring Food Network or the whole company, two individuals with direct knowledge of the situation said Yahoo …
Discussion: TVNewser, CNBC, MediaPost and Deadline
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Digital music sales dropped 9% in 2014 while streaming surged 54%  —  Apple's acquisition of streaming service Beats Music looms large over the latest music sales data, showing once again that the industry is trending away from sales of digital songs and albums.
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