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5:15 PM ET, February 5, 2013

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Mat Honan / Wired:
Why Vine's Going to Grow Into Something Huge  —  The very best things we make are the things that allow us to make even better things: tools that create connections and empower creativity.  The latest of these is Vine, Twitter's remarkable new video sharing app.  —  Vine lets people shoot and share six-second looped videos.
Discussion: UPROXX, CNET, The Week and The Verge
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Chris Hughes hopes TNR will profit by 2015, floats retail spaces  —  New Republic owner and publisher Chris Hughes said today that he hopes to make the magazine profitable by 2015 — no small feat for a magazine that featured very little advertising when it relaunched last month.
Discussion: @laureni and @lydiadepillis
Bloomberg:
Murdoch Coveting Papers Must Wait as Rift Stalls Media Rules  —  A move to make it easier for companies to own U.S. daily newspapers and nearby broadcast stations has stalled amid partisan tension that could prevent deals between companies such as Tribune Co. and News Corp. (NWSA)
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Better together: Colorado nonprofit news site I-News and Rocky Mountain PBS join forces  —  The three-year-old I-News leaves the ranks of small nonprofit news startups and finds a broader audience by merging with Colorado's largest public TV station.  —  Nonprofit news sites have a knack for pairing up.
Tom McGeveran / Capital New York:
Notes on the media on the media  —  Prologue: If you hate-clicked on this so that you can glaze over it quick and then tweet something with words or phrases like “navel-gazing!” or “the media on the media on the media #headache” or whatever, remember that you can hit the back button right now.
Discussion: Daily Download, @megan and Poynter
Matt Chaban / Crain's New York:
Daily News is coming home, nearly  —  The Daily News is coming back to Manhattan.  The paper, which was washed out of its offices at 4 New York Plaza downtown by Superstorm Sandy, and has been running the bulk of its operations out of its printing plant in Jersey City, N.J. has signed a short-term lease for space at 1290 Sixth Ave.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and The Huffington Post
Dana Rubinstein / Capital New York:
Court rules in favor of NYPD: ‘Times’ can't have addresses of handgun-license holders  —  Today, an appellate court ruled against the New York Times in a suit about gun permits, and public access to an electronic database containing the addresses of permit-holders, arguing that a lower-court judge had …
Discussion: Poynter
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
iTunes launches Breakout Books section to highlight self-published titles  —  Amazon intensely promotes self-published Kindle books, and now Apple is taking steps toward doing the same thing.  The company has launched a new section of the iBookstore, “Breakout Books,” a …
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Can a Twitter user really prohibit you from republishing tweets?  —  Tim Cushing explains what happened when Teri Buhl, an “investigative journalist covering finance/Wall Street,” declared in her Twitter bio that “No tweets are publishable.”  —  A couple people who noticed the disclaimer questioned it.
Discussion: Techdirt and JIMROMENESKO.COM
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
N.J. judge revives blogger vs. journalist debate  —  Union County, N.J., prosecutors demanded Tina Renna give them “the names of 16 government officials who she accused online of misusing county generators after Hurricane Sandy,” Lilly Chapa reports.  Renna claimed privilege …
Discussion: rcfp.org
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
“The brain of the New York Times, the body of BuzzFeed” — Slate's third act  —  Slate started life as as a scrappy web pioneer under Microsoft in 1996.  Since then, it has gone on to carve out an enviable perch in the liberal media establishment as part of the Washington Post Company.
Kate Holton / Reuters:
Malone eyes Virgin Media in challenge to Murdoch  —  (Reuters) - John Malone's Liberty Global has opened talks with Britain's Virgin Media over a takeover that would increase the U.S. cable group's dominance in Europe and step up a challenge to media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Turner Broadcasting Names Giorgio Stock President of EMEA Region  —  The former Walt Disney consumer products, publishing and retail executive says he sees opportunity to expand brands and franchises across platforms.  —  Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting said Tuesday that it has hired …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
OC Register, investing heavily in print, also readies paywall  —  The Orange County Register is preparing to launch a metered paywall this year, News & Tech reports.  New Register owner Aaron Kushner has made no secret of his plans to charge for online access to the paper …
Hamish McKenzie / PandoDaily:
Aaron Swartz and how to identify a martyr  —  In the penultimate speech of the evening at last night's memorial for Aaron Swartz in Washington DC, Berin Szoka, the president of the group TechFreedom, offered some words that were uncomfortable for some.  Speaking of the Internet activist's alleged crime …
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Would you watch a video to access content?  Selectable Media thinks so, expands to mobile  —  Online ad provider Selectable Media unveiled a new service Tuesday that lets publishers ask readers to watch a video ad in exchange for getting access to certain types of video game or news content on mobile devices.
Discussion: Poynter
 
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Ben Flanagan / The National:
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Andrea Morabito / Broadcasting & Cable:
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Discussion: Adweek, Media Decoder and AdAge
Terry Macalister / Guardian:
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Discussion: Big News Network.com
Erik Hayden / Hollywood Reporter:
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Richard Verrier / Los Angeles Times:
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Rebecca Greenfield / The Atlantic Wire:
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Michael Wolff / Guardian:
Can Jeff Zucker turn CNN's saccharine output into the sweet smell of success?
Adrianne Jeffries / The Verge:
Digg's traffic rebounds after relaunch, but users remain on the sidelines
Discussion: Fast Company
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
AOL In Talks To Buy Gdgt, The Consumer Electronics Review Site Started By Former Engadget Founders
Discussion: Fast Company