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1:20 PM ET, September 16, 2013


 Top News: 
David Carr / New York Times:
Storytelling Ads May Be Journalism's New Peril  —  When the guy who ruined the Internet with banner ads tells you that a new kind of advertising might destroy journalism, it tends to get your attention.  —  That's not entirely fair.  Joe McCambley, founder of The Wonderfactory …
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Rdio to announce ad-supported free tier in partnership with radio operator Cumulus  —  Online Music Service Rdio in Deal With Cumulus  —  As radio broadcasters go digital and online music services try to stand out in a crowded market, both are finding ways to scratch each other's backs.
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
Politico Plans for New York Are Drawing Some Doubt  —  Until last week, Capital New York was an obscure Web publication that covered New York City culture and politics with a handful of staff members.  It produced long, thoughtful pieces on topics like the Metropolitan Opera and the finances …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Netflix Uses Pirate Sites to Determine What Shows to Buy  —  Video streaming giant Netflix sees itself as one of the most prominent competitors to the many pirate sites that offer video content without owners' permission.  —  However, these pirate sites also offer Netflix valuable information …
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
CNN Wins First Primetime Emmys with ‘Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown’  —  CNN's “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” took home two Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards last night.  This is the first time CNN has been awarded a primetime Emmy.  (The network has won several News & Documentary Emmy awards).
Discussion: and CNN
Anya Kamenetz / Fast Company:
Upworthy is doubling its staff after $8 million Series A funding round  —  Upworthy, a content aggregator focused on emotionally hard-hitting “stuff that matters,” has announced an $8 million Series A funding round led by Spark Capital (early investors in Tumblr and Twitter) …
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Twitter's Third Act: A New Design to Court the Mainstream  —  Twitter has lots of users.  It wants a lot more.  —  That is, in part, why it is planning a massive overhaul of its mobile apps, designed to make the service more appealing to mainstream users.
Discussion: Fast Company and @miriamgottfried
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Video isn't breaking the internet: The industry giants are  —  The web can't handle video, goes the common refrain.  For example, Comcast estimates that if people wanted to watch the television content they watch on its pay TV service using the web, each home would consume 648 gigabytes per month.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Warby Parker sponsors Atavist e-single, offering free reads on the web for a month  —  Trendy eyeglasses maker Warby Parker is sponsoring an e-single at long-form nonfiction web publisher The Atavist, offering free reads for a month.  —  Here's a cool twist in payment models for long-form content …
Discussion: @tcarmody
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Tumblr Inks Firehose Deal With DataSift To Tumble Further Into The World Of Big Media Advertising  —  When Yahoo acquired Tumblr for $1.1 billion earlier this year, Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer and CFO Ken Goldman both pointed out that advertising on the site (and revenues from those ads) …
Peter Delevett / SiliconBeat:
Carlos Watson unveils new-media startup, Ozy - backed by Laurene Powell Jobs  —  Carlos Watson first made his name in Silicon Valley as an entrepreneur, then parlayed the ensuing celebrity into television gigs on CNBC, CNN and MSNBC.  Now, after a brief dalliance in investment banking …
Discussion: The Wrap and @jessicalessin
Carlo Rotella / New York Times:
Educators are cautious of reliance on tech as schools adopt tablets from News Corp's Amplify  —  No Child Left Untableted  —  Sally Hurd Smith, a veteran teacher, held up her brand-new tablet computer and shook it as she said, “I don't want this thing to take over my classroom.”
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