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»  The NYTCo (NYSE: NYT) expects to pay back billionaire Carlos Slim’s $250 million loan three years ahead of schedule. Not only t…

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»  The NYTCo (NYSE: NYT) expects to pay back billionaire Carlos Slim’s $250 million loan three years ahead of schedule. Not only that, but the company may be looking to do some digital acquisitions soon. [Bloomberg]

»  Did you know about this: MSNBC (NYSE: GE) tried to buy the Huffington Post, but Co-Founder Ken Lerer rejected the offer. Meanwhile, CNN tried to hire MSNBC host Keith Olbermann with the premise of destroying competition from the left. [NY Mag]

»  As the merger between Comcast (NSDQ: CMCSA) and NBC Universal inches closer, there’s some worry whether the union will mean softening the edges of MSNBC host Keith Olbermann’s criticism of Fox News. (NYT)

»  Dallas Morning News publisher’s letter to staff on the paper’s 125th anniversary noted that newspaper companies that will survive will not consider themselves “newspaper companies.” [Romenesko]

»  The Social Network, a.k.a. “The Facebook Movie,” took the top spot at the box office this week. [WSJ]

»  With TechCrunch going to AOL (NYSE: AOL), it’s worth musing on the notion of tech news blogs’ ability to transcend the outsize personalities of their founders. [AdAge]

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