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11:45 PM ET, February 3, 2016


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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Leslie Moonves Named CBS Chairman, Replacing Sumner Redstone  —  Leslie Moonves will become chairman of CBS Corp., a move that investors may interpret as an effort to solidify the management of the company given questions about the health of its executive chairman, Sumner Redstone, who also holds the same position at Viacom.
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Sources: Amazon plans more physical stores, including retail stores that aren't bookstores, but has no immediate plans for 300-400 stores  —  Meet the Guy Behind Amazon's Secret Retail Store Plans  —  The man behind the Kindle is leading Amazon's project to create the retail stores of the future.
Sydney Smith / iMediaEthics:
Talking Points Memo Unpublishes Juan Thompson Essay, Trust with Writer ‘Irrevocably Broken’  —  Talking Points Memo unpublished a freelance first-person essay by Juan Thompson, The Intercept reporter who was fired for fabrication.  —  Talking Points Memo said it didn't believe Thompson's story …
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Time Launches New Site Called ‘Motto’ for Young Women  —  Publisher aims to ramp up digital advertising with content focused on life, work and play  —  Magazine publisher Time Inc. has launched a new website called Motto aimed at younger women looking for advice about life, work and play.
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Live Streaming Pioneer Justin Kan to Relaunch On Snapchat  — is about to make a comeback... as a Snapchat channel: Justin Kan, founder of the pioneering live streaming site, announced Wednesday that he was bringing it back on Snapchat.
Alex Weprin / Politico:
FiveThirtyEight launching six-part documentary series on presidential elections, starting February 4 with “Dean Scream”  —  ESPN's FiveThirtyEight launching a presidential documentary series  —  FiveThirtyEight, the ESPN-owned news site which emphasizes data over political punditry …
Christopher Palmeri / Bloomberg Business:
ESPN Teams Up With Tencent to Offer Sports Online in China  —  Disney sports division will provide live games, commentary  —  Accord includes NBA, college basketball and X Games events  —  Walt Disney Co.'s ESPN division will offer live games and Mandarin-language sports commentary online …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Torrents Time lets anyone launch their own web version of Popcorn Time  —  Popcorn Time, an app for streaming video torrents, just got a new web version: Popcorn Time Online.  Unlike other attempts to bring Popcorn Time into the browser, this one is powered by a tool called Torrents Time …
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Hale Global says AOL's Patch is now profitable, with 70 full-time editors, 900+ community-specific sites, serving regional and national advertisers  —  Patch Rebounds After Split From AOL  —  ‘Hyperlocal’ media service enjoys traffic boost and profits after ‘hard reset’
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Todd Spangler / Variety:
YouTube Red to launch its first original programming, three films and a series, on February 10  —  YouTube Set to Premiere First Original Movies, PewDiePie Series  —  YouTube next week is set to launch its first exclusive programming — a test of how many customers will fork over $10 per month …
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Boston Globe builds election results app that refreshes every 15 seconds, available for desktop and mobile  —  The Boston Globe built an election app with one small twist to keep you glued to your phone  —  As I waited for the results of the Iowa caucuses to come in last night …
Sonia Paul / MediaShift:
Q&A with Tow Center's Vanessa Quirk on podcasts as digital journalism, mobile-first, and difficulties of creating profit  —  Tow Center's Vanessa Quirk: Podcasts Not All About Profit  —  At the end of last year, the Tow Center for Digital Journalism released its “Guide to Podcasting …
Discussion: Fast Company
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