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9:40 AM ET, April 30, 2013

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Dara Kerr / CNET:
Yahoo rolls out six original shows and new TV partnerships  —  Aiming to bring users more content, the company is launching Web shows, starring Ed Helms, John Stamos, and Cheryl Hines, and debuting programming from WWE, ABC News, CNBC, and Conde Nast.  —  Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is working …
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Casey Newton / The Verge:
France reportedly scuttles Yahoo's bid for Dailymotion video portal  —  Yahoo's bid for a controlling stake in video portal Dailymotion has ended after the French government raised objections to the deal, according to reports.  The collapse of the talks is a blow to Yahoo …
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
As One German Weekly Falters, Another Celebrates Big Gains  —  SERRAVAL, FRANCE — The two most respected newsweeklies in Germany, Der Spiegel and Die Zeit, are both based in Hamburg, and both were founded by icons of postwar journalism in Germany.  But now their businesses seem to be headed in opposite directions.
Discussion: Guardian
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Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
New Der Spiegel Editor Will Also Oversee Web Business
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
Thomson Reuters Beats Estimates as Tax, Legal Divisions Gain  —  Thomson Reuters Corp. (TRI), a provider of news and information services, posted first-quarter profit that exceeded analysts' estimates as its tax and legal units expanded.  —  Excluding some items, profit totaled 38 cents a share …
Discussion: Reuters and Talking Biz News
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
Nielsen Gets Digital to Track Online TV Viewers  —  Nielsen is expected to announce Tuesday that it is testing a tool to measure online viewing of TV shows, the latest step in the company's efforts to improve how it tracks digital audiences.  —  Broadcast and cable networks, including NBC …
Discussion: paidContent and Engadget
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
EdReach Teams Up With PBS And Sticher As It Looks To Become The Go-To Online Broadcast Network For Education  —  The steady rise of tuition rates, class sizes and student debt combined with the decline in the number of teaching assistants, courses and programs has pushed education into the spotlight over the past year.
Sam Biddle / Valleywag:
That Horrible Tumblr Memo Was Actually a Fired Editor's Secret Revenge  —  Tumblr founder David Karp's abrupt farewell to his Storyboard team earlier this month was so disingenuous, so thick with noxious doublespeak, that it hardly seemed real.  That's because it wasn't …
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Weather Company unveils three new web series, offers “four-screen” ad opportunity  —  The Weather Company continues to expand beyond its core programming with new web series devoted to adventure and human interest.  The new content comes as the company deepens its content and advertising strategies.
John Herrman / BuzzFeed:
Twitter Warns Journalists: “We Believe That These Attacks Will Continue”  —  “Please help us keep your accounts secure,” the urgent memo says.  —  In a memo sent to news organizations, Twitter warns that it expects high profile account hijackings — like the one that took down the AP's Twitter account last week — to continue.
Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk:
Scoopshot launches automatic verification process for UGC  —  The mobile app that sources user-generated images labels content for newsroom use  —  Crowdsourcing photo app Scoopshot has unveiled a new automatic verification process for user-submitted images.
Discussion: Big News Network.com
BBC:
Veteran Italian war correspondent missing in Syria  —  An Italian journalist has been missing in Syria for 20 days, his newspaper La Stampa says.  —  Domenico Quirico, 62, an experienced war reporter, entered Syria from Lebanon on 6 April saying he would be out of touch for a week.
 
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
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Chris Welch / The Verge:
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Jeffrey Rosen / New Republic:
Free Speech on the Internet: Silicon Valley is Making the Rules
Discussion: The Verge
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Daily newspaper circulation totals ‘do not capture the full story’ anymore
Carl Franzen / The Verge:
Supreme Court rules states can deny information requests from outside their borders
 Earlier Picks: 
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Twitter Hires CBC's Kirstine Stewart As Managing Director (And First Team Member) For Twitter Canada
Discussion: canada.com and AllThingsD
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Vox Media Steps Up Its Ad Push With The Launch Of Vox Creative, CEO Jim Bankoff Says Company …
Discussion: VentureBeat
David Carr / New York Times:
Cable TV's Shift to Darker Dramas Proves Lucrative
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Target to Sell Wired-Endorsed Products
Discussion: GigaOM and Talking Biz News
Gail Shister / TVNewser:
Brian Stelter On NBC's Response to ‘Top of the Morning,’ Negative Reviews
Discussion: FishbowlNY and TVSpy