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4:40 PM ET, May 9, 2014


 Top News: 
Bill Chappell / NPR:
NPR Names Jarl Mohn As Its New CEO And President  —  Media industry veteran Jarl Mohn will be NPR's new CEO, the organization's board of directors has announced.  —  Mohn, 62, currently sits on the board of directors at several media organizations, including Scripps Networks Interactive and web analytics company comScore.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
What Apple is really buying with Beats  —  This is what you get when you make Dr. Dre a billionaire  —  All that was missing was the sound of a record needle scratch: Apple is doing what?  But the Financial Times' report Thursday evening that the company plans to buy Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Why Apple Is Betting Big on Beats: Hardware for Now, Streaming for Later
David Gelles / New York Times:
Apple Said to Be in Talks to Buy Rising Music Brand for $3.2 Billion
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Amazon is delaying delivery of some books “for reasons of their own”, says publisher Hachette  —  Hachette Says Amazon Is Delaying Delivery of Some Books  —  Amazon has begun discouraging customers from buying books by Malcolm Gladwell, Stephen Colbert, J. D. Salinger and other popular writers …
Dave Lee / BBC:
UK ISPs agree to begin sending out warnings to customers who pirate content from next year  —  Deal to combat piracy in UK with ‘alerts’ is imminent  —  The agreement has been more than four years in the making  —  BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media will send “educational” letters to customers believed to be downloading illegally.
Richard Sandomir / New York Times:
NBC's Olympic TV Deal Accounts for Advances in Technology  —  Eighteen years ago, there was no certainty that we would be watching sports and movies on little mobile screens or that outfits like Netflix would engage us by streaming series a season at a time.
Luke Westaway / CNET:
Netflix price hike is $1 extra per month, £1 in UK and €1 in Europe  —  The new, higher price only affects new subscribers, the streaming service says, with existing Netflix customers exempt from paying extra for two years.  —  Netflix  —  Netflix has issued the first details …
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Yahoo, News Distribution Network deal stalled, next video target could be YouTube network Fullscreen  —  Yahoo Deal to Buy NDN Video Service Stalls — So What's Its Next Video Target?  —  According to sources close to the situation, the $350 million deal for Yahoo to buy online-video service News Distribution Network has stalled.
Discussion: bizjournals
Michael Kranish / The Boston Globe:
Facebook's push of “related articles” to users without checking credibility draws fire  —  A surprise awaited Facebook users who recently clicked on a link to read a story about Michelle Obama's encounter with a 10-year-old girl whose father was jobless.  —  Facebook responded to the click …
Discussion: @kegill and @peteskomoroch, Thanks:@steverubel
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Twitter backtracks, will provide full data to companies highlighting tweets for TV, even if they work with Facebook  —  Twitter Reverses Course, Decides to Play Nicely with Facebook, TV Networks  —  Twitter has decided to get along with Facebook, after all.  —  At least when it comes to displaying posts on TV.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
The late Michael Hastings' last book is his debut novel  —  Advance copies of Michael Hastings' last, posthumous book are beginning to land in newsrooms.  —  The novel, titled The Last Magazine and based on Hastings' experiences as a young magazine journalist in the mid-aughts …
Discussion: The New York Observer
Ryan Nakashima / Associated Press:
Dish aims to launch Web TV service by year's end  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dish says it plans to launch its Internet-delivered TV service by year's end on mobile devices, game consoles and smart TVs for about $20 to $30 a month.  It will contain live sports, entertainment and children's programming.
Discussion: Forbes
James Barron / New York Times:
Enquirer changes editors, plans return from Florida to lower Manhattan  —  The Enquirer Is Returning to Where It All Started  —  “Michael Douglas Marked for Death!!”  “Angelina Walks In on Brad & Jen.”  “Space Platform Circling Mars — Living Creatures May Be Aboard.”
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Marc Andreessen annotates on News Genius a 1994 NPR memo about the internet  —  Marc Andreessen annotates that NPR Internet memo  —  Internet pioneer Marc Andreessen has, with others, annotated NPR's much-shared “Internet is coming to NPR!” memo on News Genius, the news-annotation site attached …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Books offset newspaper losses at News Corp posting 14% revenue increase, e-book revs up 46%  —  News Corp. is bullish on books  —  Books continue to be a bright spot for News Corp., which has been struggling with lower ad revenues at its core newspaper assets.
Discussion: Variety
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Comcast Plots Big Push in Web Video Ads  —  As debate over Comcast's control of Internet and TV in American households plays out in front of regulators reviewing its bid for Time Warner Cable, the cable industry leader is quietly planning a major foray into the Web advertising business.
John McDermott / Digiday:
Why media buyers are still wary of Tumblr ads  —  It's been nearly a year since Yahoo acquired Tumblr for $1.1 billion, and slightly longer since Tumblr first rolled out its version of native ads.  And yet despite the headlines roused by that deal and the platform's continued growth …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
E! Harvests Instagram for Celeb-Photo Tracker on TV, Online  —  NBCUniversal pop-culture network E! is grabbing photos and videos celebrities post to Facebook's Instagram, with a feature for its website and on-air news show ranking the top 200 stars in real time.
Annabel Symington / Wall Street Journal:
Pakistan Declines to Renew Visas of Indian Journalists  —  ISLAMABAD—Pakistan has declined to renew the visas of the only two Indian journalists based there, according to a government official.  The two have been told they must leave the country within a week, people familiar with the matter said.
Roberto Baldwin / The Next Web:
Hoopla app streams videos, music, and audiobooks from your local library  —  Accessing the multimedia available at your local library no longer requires leaving the house.  All you need is the Hoopla app.  But, you'll still need a library card.  —  The Hoopla app grants instant access …
Steven Perlberg / Wall Street Journal:
TV Networks, Advertisers at Odds Over How to Count Viewers  —  Television Networks Want to Include More Viewers Who Use DVRs to Watch Shows  —  Television networks and marketers spar every spring over the price of advertising for the coming season, but this year a potentially bigger fight looms …
Dan Lyons / Inbound Hub:
Three Lessons from Katie Cotton, Apple's Departing PR Boss  —  Katie Cotton announced yesterday that she's leaving Apple.  This is a big deal.  Cotton was VP of worldwide corporate communications at Apple, and while PR people aren't always seen as super important, Katie Cotton was.
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Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
News-specs? CNN wants citizen journalists to contribute via Google Glass
Discussion: CNN, SlashGear, ZDNet and Glass Almanac
Jihii Jolly / Columbia Journalism Review:
The winners of the explanatory news site game will be the ones who design them well …
Gina Hall / Bizwomen:
With “Lean In” collection, Getty Images finds that photos of real women sell
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
New US policy bans national-security employees from citing news reports based on leaks
Chris Hall / Pocket-lint:
Sony Reader Store to close on 16 June, Kobo to supply Reader and Xperia device content
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
New York Times completes ‘innovation report’ led by Sulzberger scion
Discussion: Gigaom and @mathewi
 Earlier Picks: 
Matthew Moskovciak / CNET:
NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts channel coming to Roku later this month
David Gelles / New York Times:
Omnicon-Publicis $35B mega-merger called off due to internal differences and regulatory issues
Associated Press:
CBS Q1: $468M net earnings, 6% higher on license fees; ad revenue falls 12% without SuperBowl
Discussion: CBS Corporation
Todd Spangler / Variety:
YouTube Global Creator-Development Lead Bing Chen Resigns
Joseph Checkler / Wall Street Journal:
Judge Says LightSquared Restructuring Plan Unfair to Ergen
Discussion: New York Times
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Time Warner to Spin Off Time Inc. on May 8
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
For Online Video Publishers, a New Tack on Luring Ad Dollars