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»  Swedish freemium music service Spotify is finally live in the U.S. Invite-only access and subscriptions started this morning. (…

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»  Swedish freemium music service Spotify is finally live in the U.S. Invite-only access and subscriptions started this morning. (paidContent)

»  Bancroft Family Members Express Regrets at Selling Wall Street Journal (NSDQ: NWS) to Murdoch (The Guardian). But one star of that piece, Chris Bancroft, tells Reuters (NYSE: TRI), “I have to thank Rupert for persisting and for buying the paper.” Reuters

»  Union-Tribune owner hires investment advisor to explore possible sale (Romenesko)

»  The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT) to Repay Carlos Slim loan five months earlier than planned, more than three years earlier than the notes were due. (NYT)

»  The Latest iPad-Only Magazine (paidContent)

»  The Murdochian Myths: Real, Unreal and Surreal (Newsonomics/Ken Doctor)

»  Why the Sale of Hulu Is (Really) Good News for Content Businesses (AdAge/Reed Phillips, Ken Sonenclar) 

»  Expanding EveryBlock: The hyperlocal site’s new president sees a much bigger footprint in its future. (AJR)

»  The Problem With Silicon Valley Is Itself (The Next Web)

»  How a college journalist created SoundNote, an iPad app for recording interviews (Poynter)

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