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4:15 PM ET, September 23, 2013


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Mathew Ingram / paidContent:
The unfortunate fact is that online journalism can't survive without a wealthy benefactor or cat GIFs  —  It's always been true to some extent, but it is even more true now — serious online journalism requires something else to subsidize it, whether it's a rich benefactor or cat GIFs and slideshows.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Twitter Unveils ‘Comprehensive’ Partnership With CBS For Its In-Stream Video Program Amplify  —  Twitter and CBS just announced what Glenn Brown, who leads Twitter's Amplify program, called “probably one of the most comprehensive partnerships that you will see coming out of Amplify.”
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Flipboard's Mike McCue Confirms $50M Raise, Says Windows 8 App, More International Versions Coming By End Of Year  —  Flipboard, the mobile-first “social” magazine that lets people tag, assemble and then share collections of stories from around the web, has now raised another $50 million …
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
The Washington Post Unveils Visual News Product  —  Ever wish it was easier to get up to speed on the biggest stories of the day when you're on the go?  The Washington Post has that need in mind with Topicly, a new reading feature for its site and mobile platforms debuting today.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and @elanazak
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Turn your followers into gold: Beacon won't be the Netflix of journalism, but it might help you make rent  —  “The actual number of readers, at this stage, is kind of irrelevant, as long as the writers are like, ‘This is worth it for me.’”  —  Not exactly the wisdom you'd expect from Adrian Sanders …
Lance Whitney / CNET:
iTunes Radio snags 11 million users  —  The new streaming radio service was introduced with iOS 7 last Wednesday but is available only in the US so far.  —  Apple's iTunes Radio has already picked up 11 million listeners since its launch last week, Apple announced Monday.
David Carr / New York Times:
Wintour's Reign Extends Beyond Vogue  —  Anna Wintour created a bit of an international incident in 2010, when she cut short her visit to Milan Fashion Week.  Designers scrambled, fashion journalists pondered its deeper meaning and local officials took grave offense.
Marc Tracy / The New Republic:
How The New Yorker Cover Became Twitter Gold  —  The legendary magazine alters its DNA for the Internet era  —  The first really talked-about New Yorker cover came nearly 70 years after the magazine's founding.  In 1992, when Tina Brown took over as just the fourth editor in its history …
Greg Sandoval / The Verge:
FilmOn owner blasts Aereo CEO with expletive-ridden threat  —  Alki David accuses Aereo of launching DDoS attack against FilmOn  —  Some hostile, accusatory, and cryptic messages were sent Sunday afternoon from the Twitter account of Alki David, the billionaire owner of FilmOn web TV service.
Discussion: @sandonet
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Google and Authors Guild return to court for fair use showdown  —  The dispute between the Author's Guild and Google heads back to court on Monday, where the two sides will debate over whether Google needed to seek permission to scan 20 million books.  —  It's been almost four years since Google …
Discussion: Bloomberg and Pulse 2.0
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
The Opportunities and Casualties of the Time Inc. Spinoff  —  With Time Inc. spinning off from Time Warner early next year, what will happen to the corporate entanglements between the two?  The fact is, there hasn't been that much synergy to speak of, but some relationships will be affected.
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