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2:25 PM ET, February 6, 2013

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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Time Inc. Layoffs Will Cost $60 Million  —  Time Inc.'s move to lay off about 6 percent of its workforce will cost the company at least $60 million in restructuring charges this year.  —  Time Inc. corporate parent, Time Warner, disclosed the number as part of its guidance for its 2013 financials.
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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes Addresses Netflix Competition  —  Speaking on an earnings call, Bewkes plays down the company rival as a threat to HBO and dismisses suggestions of a Turner Sports Network and “contentiousness” with Legendary Pictures.  —  On a conference call after the announcement …
Amy Chozick / Media Decoder:
Cable TV Revenues Helps Spur Time Warner Profit  —  The cable television business helped propel Time Warner to a 51 percent increase in net income and offset weakness in magazine publishing and movies in the three months that ended Dec. 31.  —  The media company said Wednesday that an increase …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Newspapers, magazines will have ‘not-great’ choices as USPS plans to end Saturday delivery  —  The U.S. Postal Service intends to cut first-class delivery on Saturdays, CBS reported Wednesday.  “That means most mailers, letters and catalogs would not arrive on Saturdays,” CBS' report reads.
Bloomberg:
Google Said in Talks to Invest $50 Million in Vevo Site  —  Google Inc.'s YouTube is negotiating a $50 million equity investment in music video service Vevo LLC, according to two people with knowledge of the situation.  —  Google would own less than 10 percent of the company …
Andy Fixmer / Bloomberg:
Katzenberg Says Mobile Viewers Will Pay by ‘Inch’  —  Hollywood studios will eventually charge less for entertainment streamed to small devices, basing prices on screen size, DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. (DWA) Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Katzenberg predicted.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Wall Street Journal Reporters Urged To Write More Short Articles, ‘Fun Brites’  —  Rupert Murdoch has always been fond of shorter articles in newspapers — something Journal staffers accustomed to writing deep, investigative stories worried about when he bought the paper in 2007.
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
Automattic Pulls A Customer's Posts After Plagiarist Claims Copyright Infringement [Update]  —  A blog called RetractionWatch has been hit by a DMCA copyright notice from an Indian website with a tendency to plagiarize, which claims ten posts about a disgraced doctor - all of them copied …
Lauren Kirchner / Capital New York:
At 50, ‘New York Review of Books’ celebrates the longevity of a magazine, and a mission  —  The first issue of The New York Review of Books came off the presses, famously, in February 1963, during the third month of a printers' strike that had shut down seven New York City newspapers …
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Jennifer Schuessler / ArtsBeat:
Mean Streets to Grub Street? Scorsese Films New York Review's 50th Anniversary
Discussion: bookforum.com
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Amazon wins broad patent to create marketplace for used digital content  —  Amazon has won a patent for an “electronic marketplace” where users can resell digital content.  The company had filed for the patent in 2009 and it was awarded on January 29, 2013.  —  GeekWire first reported the news.
Jemima Khan / New Statesman:
The inside story of how Julian Assange alienated his allies  —  I passed through Los Angeles recently on my way to the Sundance Film Festival.  I don't know the place well, but it always feels to me as if it is in limbo and has never grown into a proper city: a municipal playground, populated by restless kidults.
Discussion: @aljwhite
Guardian:
Disney considers ESPN exit from British TV sports coverage  —  Disney's Jay Rasulo says ESPN had ‘experienced losses’ and was ‘exploring an exit’ after losing out on big broadcast deals  —  Disney is “exploring an exit” from the UK TV sport market after ESPN lost several big broadcast deals including live Premier League football.
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Caleb Garling / The Technology Chronicles:
Twitter buys digital bridge to television  —  Twitter has bought BlueFin Labs, a software company that analyzes conversations on the Internet about television programming so brands and networks can make intelligent strategy decisions, in an effort to bridge the gap between the micro-blogs presence on the web and the outside world.
Discussion: Engadget and Bloomberg
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Bluefin Labs:
Bluefin Labs Joins Twitter: Getting to the Future of Social TV Faster
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
News International rushes to settle phone-hacking claims ahead of hearing  —  Publisher of now-defunct News of the World attempts to close down scandal before court hearing as new claims are launched  —  Rupert Murdoch's News International is making a concerted effort to close down the News …
 
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Reed Stevenson / Bloomberg:
Apple ITunes Store Sells 25 Billion Song Downloads Over Decade
Discussion: Apple and VentureBeat
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
BBC Aims For More Int'l Growth, Releases First Worldwide Sports App For iOS, Android Coming Soon
Arif Durrani / Media Week:
PPA to publish combined print and digital figures for magazines
Loretta Chao / Wall Street Journal:
Brazil: The Social Media Capital of the Universe
Discussion: The Wall Blog
ABC News:
Guardian Australia funder says site will usher in era of open journalism
Discussion: TheAustralian and Guardian
Agustino Fontevecchia / Forbes:
Liberty Global To Buy Virgin Media For $23B As Billionaire John Malone Challenges Murdoch
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Jasper Jackson / TheMediaBriefing:
Datawatch: News accounts for less then four percent of time spent online
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Super Bowl online streaming viewership grows to 3 million in second year
Discussion: Forbes and AdAge
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Would you watch a video to access content? Selectable Media thinks so, expands to mobile
Ben Flanagan / The National:
Viacom to invest in Arabic content and production
Tom McGeveran / Capital New York:
Notes on the media on the media  —  Prologue: If you hate-clicked …
Discussion: Daily Download
Dana Rubinstein / Capital New York:
Court rules in favor of NYPD: ‘Times’ can't have addresses of handgun-license holders
Discussion: nycourts.gov, Poynter and The Wrap