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Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Newspaper industry narrowed revenue loss in 2013 as paywall plans increased  —  The newspaper industry narrowed its total revenue loss in 2013 to 2.6 percent, the best performance since the mid-2000s, according to figures released today by the Newspaper Association of America.
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Alan D. Mutter / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Print ads fell 8.6% at papers in 2013: NAA  —  In the eighth consecutive year of decline, print advertising at the nation's newspapers fell 8.6% to $17.3 billion in 2013, according to statistics released today by the Newspaper Association of America.  —  This means the primary revenue stream …
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
Comcast: Binge watching actually helps live TV ratings (exclusive)  —  The best way to hook someone into an existing series of stories is to make sure they can start from the beginning.  The same is also true of TV shows, and Comcast has the data to back it up.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
British Pathé Uploads Entire 85,000-Film Archive to YouTube in HD  —  British Pathé, the U.K. newsreel archive company, has uploaded its entire 100-year collection of 85,000 historic films in high resolution to YouTube.  —  The collection, which spans 1896 to 1976 …
Agence France-Presse:
French reporters held captive in Syria set free  —  Four French journalists held captive in Syria for almost a year were free and “in good health” on Saturday, President Francois Hollande told AFP.  In a statement to AFP, the president said he had “learned with great relief this morning …
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Saya Weissman / Digiday:
The Truth in Advertising Act aims to regulate photo manipulation in US ads  —  There's a push to make photoshopped models in ads illegal  —  In 2011, British member of parliament Jo Swinson ordered Lancôme to take down London billboard ads featuring Photoshopped images of famous women — Julia Roberts and Christy Turlington.
Discussion: AdAge
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
About.com plots its digital comeback  —  When About.com was launched in 1997, Google didn't exist, most Internet users were on dial-up, and the Web browser of choice was Netscape Navigator.  A once-iconic Internet brand that, back in 2005, was sold to The New York Times for $410 million …
Discussion: @digiday
Megan Geuss / Ars Technica:
Digital Public Library of America to add millions of records to its archive  —  At one year old, DPLA makes some big partnerships and looks back on its growth.  —  Today marks the Digital Public Library of America's one-year anniversary.  To celebrate the occasion, the non-profit library …
Discussion: Melville House Books
Capital New York:
The 60-second interview: Tom Goldstein, SCOTUSblog publisher  —  CAPITAL: SCOTUSblog is now more than 12 years old, and was the first blog to ever be awarded a Peabody, yet the Senate Press Gallery declined to renew reporter Lyle Denniston's press credential last week.
Discussion: @capitalnewyork
AdExchanger:
Godfather's Pizza Makes FBX Offers Consumers Can't Refuse  —  A co-op of 26 Godfather's Pizza franchises drove online sales at a rate of six times their media spend through FBX.  Working on behalf of the co-op, Nebraska agency SKAR enlisted Varick Media Management (VMM) …
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Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
Comcast and Time Warner may sell 3-5M subscribers for up to $20B to Charter before merger  —  Ahead of its TWC merger, Comcast may sell 5M subscribers to Charter  —  Comcast and Time Warner Cable are in discussions with smaller cable provider Charter to sell up to $20 billion worth of assets, according to a Financial Times report.
Martin Beck / Marketing Land:
Facebook Paper 1.1 Rewards Publishers With New Cover Treatments  —  Facebook's iOS-only news reader app, Paper, got an upgrade today.  Paper 1.1 has added features from Facebook's main stable of offerings, including birthday and event notifications and the ability to insert photos from the iPhone camera or camera roll into comments.
Amy Schatz / Re/code:
Regulators Propose Limited Set-Aside of TV Airwaves for Unlicensed Use  —  Federal regulators will propose setting aside a limited amount of spectrum for use by unlicensed devices in an auction of TV airwaves next year.  —  “With the increased use of Wi-Fi, this spectrum has also become congested.
 
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The Latest on “Not Provided” and More at SMX Advanced - Register Now  —  Ask a search marketer what they love about their job and you'll likely hear “it's always changing.”  Just this week, Google upset the apple cart …
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Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Smaller Barnes & Noble Stores? 'Yes, It's Possible,' Says Leonard Riggio
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Reuters:
Weibo debut highlights complicated dance with Chinese censors
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Byliner uses social media to monetize back catalog, tie older stories to current news hooks
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Politico:
Conservative radio hosts garnered nearly $22M in sponsorships from conservative lobby groups
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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Former Maker employee and shareholder Andy Faberlle sues to block acquisition by Disney
Discussion: Variety
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Confusion over dead celebrities on social media, as Twitter suspends James Dean fan account
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Nick Statt / CNET:
Exclusive: Nike fires majority of FuelBand team, will stop making wearable hardware

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Certificate Revocation Lists increase sharply in size in the wake of Heartbleed, hogging bandwidth

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Beats Bites the Bullet, and Starts Selling Subscriptions From Apple's App

 
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