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6:25 AM ET, August 11, 2014

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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
BuzzFeed raises $50M from Andreessen Horowitz, valuing company at $850M; VC firm's Chris Dixon to join board; most revenues come from BuzzFeed Creative  —  A Move to Go Beyond Lists for Content at BuzzFeed  —  Here are three completely crazy insights about BuzzFeed, the viral content start-up:
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Laura Kosann / The New Potato:
BuzzFeed's Founding Editor Peggy Wang on the future of digital media and how she consumes it  —  BuzzFeed's Founding Editor Peggy Wang: On Japanese Snacks And The Future Of Digital Media  —  BuzzFeed's founding editor - Peggy Wang - is a rockstar (quite literally) on all platforms.
David Carr / New York Times:
Media Companies Spin Off Newspapers, to Uncertain Futures  —  A year ago last week, it seemed as if print newspapers might be on the verge of a comeback, or at least on the brink of, well, survival.  —  Jeff Bezos, an avatar of digital innovation as the founder of Amazon …
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Amazon misrepresents George Orwell in attempt to argue Hachette is against the future of books  —  Dispute Between Amazon and Hachette Takes an Orwellian Turn  —  Maybe Amazon really is rattled by the whole Authors United phenomenon organized by Douglas Preston.
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Amazon Books Team:
Amazon responds to “Authors United” with letter encouraging authors to email Hachette's CEO
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Hachette CEO replies to Amazon fans: ‘These punitive actions are not necessary’
Discussion: Digital Book World
Dave Askins / The Ann Arbor Chronicle:
Ann Arbor Chronicle, local news site run by one couple, to cease publication after six years  —  Ending It: 6 of 1, Half-Dozen of The Chronicle  —  On Sept. 2, 2014, The Ann Arbor Chronicle will observe the sixth anniversary of its launch.  —  Chronicle carton.
Discussion: @andyfowler, @jayrosen_nyu and @judell
Olga Khazan / The Atlantic Online:
Why Are There So Many Women in Public Relations?  —  The field is nearly two-thirds female.  Is it because of a lack of better options—or is it, in fact, the best possible option?  —  About a decade ago, Adriana Sol was helping design ads in Miami Beach when she realized …
Julie Posetti / WAN-IFRA:
How the New York Times is learning lessons about digital storytelling and audience engagement as The Great War resonates through a century  —  The New York Times is experimenting with cutting edge 21st digital storytelling to explore the legacies of The Great War, which began in earnest 100 year ago this week.
Chris Tribbey / Home Media Magazine:
Amazon halts disc preorders of some Disney titles in an apparent contract dispute  —  Disney Disc Preorders Disappear From Amazon  —  The preorder option for almost every title from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has been removed on Amazon, in an apparent repeat of what Warner Home Video went through earlier this summer.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Cord cutting slowing down as pay-TV lost just 300K subscribers in Q2, same as a year ago  —  What Happened to the Cord Cutters?  —  Netflix, YouTube, Apple TV and the Internet at large are supposed to kill off pay TV ... someday.  But right now, pay TV seems like it is doing okay …
 
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