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11:05 AM ET, December 19, 2014

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Kent Walker / Google Public Policy Blog:
Google concerned by reports that MPAA is secretly working with studios to resurrect SOPA  —  The MPAA's Attempt to Revive SOPA Through A State Attorney General  —  We are deeply concerned about recent reports that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) led a secret …
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Andy / TorrentFreak:
MPAA says Google positioning itself as a defender of free speech is shameful  —  Google & MPAA Publicly Slam Each Other Over Piracy  —  Even after running for weeks, the fallout from the Sony hacking fiasco is showing no signs of waning.  In fact in some areas it appears that matters are only getting worse.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
FBI to name North Korea, and possibly China, responsible for Sony hack before 1:30pm today  —  FBI to name North Korea as culprit in Sony hack today  —  The Federal Bureau of Investigation will say later today that North Korea was behind the cyberattack on Sony, according to Reuters and CBS.
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Brent Lang / Variety:
Sony Pictures could lose $75M on “The Interview”, which cost $44M to make, $30M to promote  —  Sony Could Lose $75 Million on ‘The Interview’ (EXCLUSIVE)  —  Sony Pictures Entertainment could lose $75 million over the cancellation of its planned Christmas release “The Interview” …
Jane Martinson / Guardian:
Guardian and Observer journalists to get vote on next editor-in-chief  —  Winning staff ballot will guarantee place on shortlist, but ultimate decision on who replaces Alan Rusbridger will be made by owners Scott Trust  —  The process to appoint the next editor-in-chief of the Guardian …
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Vice video producers average $60k/year, and writers $45k, application for tax incentives shows  —  Here Is Vice Media's Salary Breakdown  —  Vice Media, now valued at two and a half billion dollars, made a ton of money this year.  How much do its employees make?  Here is Vice's most detailed information yet.
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
The year in media errors and corrections 2014  —  Correction of the Year  —  This New York Times correction combines Kimye, butts and a writer treating a fake news website and a fake radio station as real.  Bravo: … Runner Up  —  The Sun (U.K.) offered a correction that detailed …
Eric Blattberg / Digiday:
How Vessel will fare in a YouTube-dominated world  —  Flush with $75 million in venture capital funding, Vessel, the video startup led by former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar, poses a direct challenge to YouTube.  —  Vessel officially unveiled its offering on Wednesday, a platform around …
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Akbar Shahid Ahmed / The Huffington Post:
Jailed Journalist Jason Rezaian Gains Attention As Iran Nuclear Talks Resume  —  WASHINGTON — Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who has been held by the Iranian government since July on unclear charges, is receiving renewed attention as negotiations over Iran's nuclear program resume with the U.S. government.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti: on buying Hyper IQ and building apps, creating video, bundling, and more  —  BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti: 'It's not just a site, it's a whole process'  —  BuzzFeed announced today that it's acquiring the talent team behind mobile app developer Hyper IQ …
Jennifer Zaino / Semanticweb.com:
The Financial Times Builds Up Its Semantic Publishing Infrastructure  —  The former lead architect at the BBC who handled its semantic publishing projects, such as its FIFA World Cup 2010, 2012 Olympics and redesigned BBC Sports Site, today is building up the semantic infrastructure at another media might, The Financial Times
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Why New York magazine isn't changing its bogus headline  —  New York magazine ran with a too-good-to-be-true tale Sunday featuring a teen who managed to score millions on the stock market before getting his high school diploma.  —  As has been widely reported, the story unraveled …
Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable:
‘Serial’ conclusion leaves podcasters cautiously optimistic about the future  —  As far as pop culture phenomenons go, Serial is up there.  —  The podcast, centered around the 1999 Baltimore murder of a high school student, came out of nowhere to become one of the most-talked about stories of the year.
 
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Danny Zappin's Zealot Networks Buys Majority Stake in YouTube Licensing Firm AudioMicro
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Jordan Chariton / The Wrap:
Russell Simmons' Global Grind Acquired by Interactive One
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David S. Bernstein / Boston Magazine:
Boston.com, split from the Boston Globe editorially, stumbles in its effort to draw traffic while upholding Globe's standards
Ruth Reader / VentureBeat:
The Yahoo app gets more personalized with local news and comments on both iOS and Android
Discussion: Yahoo, App Advice, 9to5Mac and WebProNews
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Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
Pandora launches its first native game console app — and it's for Xbox One
Erin Madigan White / The Definitive Source:
Associated Press expands coverage of state government and social issues with team of specialists
Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
Macmillan, too, returns to agency pricing with Amazon
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Bustle, Bryan Goldberg's news site for women, raises $15.5M, led by General Catalyst; total raise now $27M
Discussion: Fortune, @rafat and TechCrunch