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9:35 AM ET, December 17, 2014

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Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times:
Email newsletter TheSkimm, aimed at young women, raises $6.25M led by RRE Ventures and Greycroft Partners  —  TheSkimm, an Email Newsletter, Draws Fans Like Oprah Winfrey - and Investors  —  Online news start-ups have garnered buzz, and millions of dollars, over the last few years.
John Battelle / John Battelle's Search Blog:
Long term success of a publication hinges on whether it's a must read, not pageviews and reach  —  What Media Must Do To Succeed  —  The post What Media Must Do To Succeed appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.  —  Wired Founder Louis Rossetto at work in the early days.  —  (image)
Discussion: @rafat
Sam Biddle / Gawker:
Emails from Sony hack show how Sony PR people work with NYT reporters and editors  —  How Sony Gets Its Way With the New York Times  —  The unprecedented internal leak out of Sony has already showed us how cozy reporters can be with the industry they cover.
Catherine Shoard / Guardian:
NYC premiere of Sony's “The Interview” is canceled, Carmike theater chain pulls movie, stars Rogen and Franco scale back appearances  —  The Interview New York premiere cancelled in wake of hacker threats  — Manhattan premiere pulled, along with media appearances by stars Seth Rogen and James Franco
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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
News Corp UK suffers £3.5m loss after £51m profit the year before  —  Bleak results for Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers and book publisher  —  Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper and publishing division suffered an operating loss of £3.5m in the year up to June 2014 compared to a £51m profit the year before.
Discussion: City A.M. and The Drum
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Spotify CEO wants ‘to do a better job’ convincing musicians of its value  —  But Daniel Ek says his company remains unwilling to let Taylor Swift and her peers choose to keep their music off Spotify's free service  —  After a bruising year for streaming music service Spotify …
Discussion: Billboard, RAIN News and CNNMoney.com
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Expect A Gentler Valleywag In 2015  —  “If I had my druthers, I'd write about AI, and supercomputers, and fusion energy.  I don't really care about who's f**king whom,” new Valleywag editor Dan Lyons tells me, signaling a tone shift for the tech tabloid.  “Even when I did the fake Steve stuff …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Comcast subscribers can now access HBO Go and Showtime on Roku  —  Comcast Will Finally Let Roku Owners Stream HBO, Showtime  —  Many people who own Roku Web video boxes can use the devices to watch shows from HBO and Showtime.  But not Comcast subscribers: A dispute between Roku …
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
Jury finds Apple not guilty of harming consumers in iTunes DRM case  —  Apple cleared in potential $1 billion court case  —  An eight-person jury has decided that Apple is not on the hook for what could have been more than $1 billion in a trial centering on extra security measures …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Univision, Tribune Media, Fox Stations Join to Devise Alternate Local TV Audience Measure  —  Fox Television Stations, Tribune Media and Univision Communications have started NewCoin LLC, a new data venture aimed at creating an alternative to measuring local audiences across TV and digital media.
Mark Bergen / AdAge:
Twitter Lets Advertisers Target By Wireless Carrier, New Devices  —  Heated competition in the wireless world has been a boon to Twitter.  Now Twitter is tossing more fuel on the fire.  —  Starting today, the social-media company is introducing two new ad features: one that lets advertisers …
Discussion: The Twitter Blog and VentureBeat
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
NowThis Media Raises Another $6M To Deliver Video News Stories In Less Than A Minute  —  NowThis Media, which covers the news with videos that are usually around 15 or 30 seconds long, is announcing that it has raised $6 million in Series C funding.  —  NowThis was founded by Kenneth Lerer …
Nicole Levy / Capital New York:
NYT layoffs begin today, already exceeds goal of 100 newsroom positions eliminated  —  Layoffs begin today at The New York Times  —  Job cuts at the New York Times will exceed the stated goal of 100 newsroom positions eliminated, the Newspaper Guild of New York said yesterday in a memo to union members.
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Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
Times ‘media pod’ slims down more with Leslie Kaufman exit
Discussion: @leslienyt and Talking Biz News
 
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