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12:25 PM ET, December 6, 2011

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James Rainey / LA Times:
NBC stations will use content from nonprofit news outlets  —  Ten NBC-owned television stations across the nation will team with nonprofit news outlets in an attempt to beef up their enterprise and analytical reporting, the network announced Monday.  —  NBC affiliates in Los Angeles …
Discussion: TVWeek.com and AllAccess.com
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
For Local NBC Stations, Collaborative Journalism  —  In a sign of increasing collaboration between journalism groups, NBC on Tuesday will announce a series of partnerships between its television stations and nonprofit news organizations.  —  Effectively immediately, NBC's station in Chicago …
Discussion: Deadline.com
Bloomberg:
Apple, E-Book Publishers Probed by EU Agency  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL), the world's biggest technology company, and five e-book publishers are being investigated by European Union antitrust regulators over deals that may restrict sales across the region.  —  The probe targets the iPad-maker's deals …
Discussion: BGR, Jacket Copy and MacRumors
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Europe Probing Apple And Publishers For E-book Price ‘Cartel’  —  After carrying out unannounced inspections at the companies back in March, the European Commission is now starting a formal antitrust investigation into whether Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) and book publishers are limiting e-book competition with their “agency” pricing model.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Why Europe's trustbusters targeted Apple's e-book ‘cartel’  —  The antitrust probe dates back to a deal Steve Jobs cut with five publishers in Jan. 2010  —  The language of the European Commission's press release Tuesday announcing the start of a formal antitrust investigation of Apple …
New York Times:
Xbox Live Challenges the Cable Box  —  The old-fashioned cable television set-top box — long the hub of living-room entertainment for most people — is about to become less relevant.  —  Beginning on Tuesday and continuing through the month, Microsoft will give a face-lift …
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Jeanine Poggi / The Street:   LoveFilm Gives Netflix a Heartache
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Microsoft upgrades Xbox Live with 40 entertainment services, live TV, and Kinect voice control
Matthew Futterman / Wall Street Journal:
NFL Near Major Media Deals  —  TV Networks in Talks to Extend Pacts for About $3.2 Billion a Year Through 2021  —  The National Football League is close to inking an eight-year extension of three media-rights deals that should earn it a total of about $3.2 billion a year from its broadcast partners …
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Wall Street Journal:
Cable-TV Honchos Cry Foul Over Soaring Cost of ESPN
Discussion: Company Town and Deadline.com
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Aaron Sorkin's HBO Cable News Series To Be Called ‘Newsroom’  —  Exclusive: The upcoming HBO drama about cable news from “The West Wing” creator Aaron Sorkin finally has a name.  TVNewser has learned that HBO is expected to call the series “Newsroom.”  —  Sorkin's series follows fictional …
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Jim Romenesko:   Anyone remember ‘The Newsroom’?
Julia Angwin / The Wall Street Journal:
WikiLeaks Associates Seek Injunction on Twitter Data  —  Three WikiLeaks associates are appealing a court order that would force Twitter Inc. to hand over information from their accounts without a search warrant.  —  The WikiLeaks associates - Jacob Appelbaum, Rop Gonggrijp, and Birgitta Jonsdottir …
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Buyouts offered at The Gazette, Washington Post's community newspapers in Maryland  —  The buyouts were mentioned at the bottom of a story announcing that Chuck Lyons is moving from CEO to chairman of Post-Newsweek Media, the business division that includes The Gazette: “In an unrelated development …
James Robinson / Guardian:
Guardian journalist justifies hacking if in the public interest  —  Guardian investigations editor David Leigh says a ‘certain amount of guile’ can be needed to find evidence of corruption  —  The Guardian's investigations editor, David Leigh, has told the Leveson inquiry into press standards …
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James Cusick / The Independent:
Watchdog chief faces grilling over failure to act on press's dirty tricks
Discussion: Guardian
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
CNBC Europe and CNBC Asia Merge to Create CNBC International  —  TVNewser has learned CNBC president Mark Hoffman sent out a memo this morning announcing that CNBC Europe and CNBC Asia have merged to form CNBC International.  —  Mick Buckley, who headed CNBC Europe, is leaving the company after eight years.
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
Financial Times Launches Dedicated Android App  —  With mobile readers proving to be very avid readers of the Financial Times, the newspaper has launched a new version of its native Android app that it hopes will bring in more users on the platform on both smartphones and tablets.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Kindle Fire Offers ‘Disappointingly Poor’ Experience; ‘Miserable’ Magazines  —  Will the projected 3.9 million Kindle Fire buyers this quarter end up disappointed with their new tablets?  User-experience guru Jakob Nielsen's new usability report finds the Fire's 7-inch screen troublesome …
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
The BBC's global iPlayer expands to iPhone and iPod Touch  —  Five months after BBC Worldwide launched its global iPlayer app to 11 Western European countries on iPad, the commercial arm of the UK broadcaster has announced that it's making the app available on iPhone and iPod Touch too.
Steve Pond / The Wrap:
Sony Furious Over New Yorker's Plan to Break ‘Dragon Tattoo’ Review Embargo  —  Sony Pictures is steaming over the New Yorker's plan to review David Fincher's “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” on Monday.  That will be eight days in advance of the Dec. 13 embargo that the studio imposed …
Discussion: Company Town, Media Decoder and Poynter
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Linda Holmes / NPR:
Honor Among Thumbs: A ‘Dragon Tattoo’ Spat And An Imperfect System
Discussion: AllThingsD, Gothamist and Carpetbagger
 
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