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7:52 PM ET, January 7, 2014


 Top News: 
Mike Shields / Adweek:
Yahoo Reboots Ad Business in Attempt to Own Ad Tech  —  It's getting harder to accuse Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer of not caring much for the ad business.  —  In fact, Yahoo wants to place itself at the center of the online ad ecosystem—the same monster ambition held by Google, AOL and half a dozen other digital titans.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Yahoo's sleek News Digest app swims against the stream  —  Summly is reborn as a digital homage to the newspaper  —  When the news-summarizing startup Summly shut down last March, it was easy to imagine the company had simply been swallowed by the Yahoo machine.
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Launches News Digest, Its First App Based On Summly  —  Today at its CES keynote, Yahoo announced a new product, News Digest, to help people stay “quickly informed” on the day's big topics by sending out twice daily updates, or digests.  —  The content is a curated “blend” of information …
John McDermott / Digiday:
Twitter Inches Closer to the Local Ad Market  —  Twitter has grand ambitions as an ad platform, and it appears poised to make a foray into the lucrative but fragmented world of local advertising.  —  Twitter recently rolled out a new map-based feature called Nearby to select users …
Maggie McGrath / Forbes:
Amazon And Hulu Could Slow Netflix Growth In 2014, Morgan Stanley Says  —  Original series like House of Cards and Orange Is The New Black may have helped lift Netflix to new heights in 2013, but could the fever start to fade in 2014?  According to a new report from Morgan Stanley …
Felix Salmon:
Why movie studios happily violate journalists' copyright  —  The white-goods queen of Eighth Avenue asks my opinion on @aoscott agate.  I take requests, over here, so: is it kosher for a movie producer to selectively quote from the Twitter feed of the NYT's movie reviewer, in a print ad …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
New rules at Time Inc require stories about company to be approved by Chief Content Officer  —  Norm Pearlstine lays down the law  —  Norm Pearlstine has laid down some ground rules for Time Inc.'s editors in a bid to govern what type of material should pass through him for pre-publication approval.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Navy mistakenly sends FOIA plans to reporter  —  The Unites States Navy inadvertently sent a memo to a local NBC News reporter this week detailing how it intended to try and deter requests he had filed under the Freedom Of Information Act.  —  Scott MacFarlane, a reporter for NBC 4 in Washington …
Alex Barinka / Bloomberg:
Aereo Raises $34 Million to Grow Online-Television Service  —  Aereo Inc., the controversial streaming-television service, has raised $34 million in funding as it looks to expand into additional cities.  —  Investors in the round include Himalaya Capital Management and Gordon Crawford …
Mike Isaac / Re/code:
Vine Co-Founder Steps Down From Lead Role at Company  —  Dom Hofmann, co-founder of the social video-sharing service Vine, has stepped down from his lead general manager role at the company, according to three sources close to the situation.  —  Hofmann, who has led the company since …
Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
Bill Gannon joins First Look Media: My Q & A with him about intelligent aggregation in news  —  Today Pierre Omidyar announced a key hire: recently Bill was editor of Entertainment Weekly, before that boss of the Yahoo home page.  —  This is from the official press release:
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu, @niemanlab and @mathewi
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
NYT unveils redesign on Wednesday with Dell as charter native advertiser  —  With Redesign, Unveils Native Ad Platform  —  The New York Times recently detailed plans to introduce a native advertising product to its website, and on Wednesday, readers will get to see its first appearance.
Alastair Reid /
Why Forbes is going social with ‘Stream’ in iOS app  —  Forbes has launched a new feature for its iOS Newsstand platform that acts as a social newsfeed of Forbes content shared by other readers.  “Stream”, launched yesterday, allows users to take clippings from the pages of the app and share them as …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
TiVo Moves Storage Of TV Shows Into The Cloud With New Network DVR Service  —  DVR manufacturer TiVo has spent most of the last 15 years building hardware that would allow consumers to record their favorite TV shows and watch them later.  Now the company is working toward building products …
Carolyn Giardina / Hollywood Reporter:
CES: Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Appears at Sony Press Conference to Drive 4K Message  —  The exec says 4K streaming is “very practical with HEVC compression.”  —  LAS VEGAS — With a 4K Video Unlimited library launched in 2013, and since populated by 140 titles such as Sony Pictures' Elysium …
Kwame Opam / The Verge:
Samsung announces major 4K streaming partnership with Amazon, Netflix, and others
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Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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