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Political junkie heaven Politico is expanding during this election year — but not to cover the elections. Instead, it’s hiring 20 journalists to beef up Politico Pro in coverage of the economy and military — and 20 more business staffers to make it all pay. Read more »

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo frets that Amazon’s approach is holding new authors back, while its “predatory” behavior on various fronts is damaging bookstores like the one his daughter Emily owns and publishing overall. That and more in this video of his interview with Jeff Roberts at paidContent 2012. Read more »

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Mathew Ingram, Vivian Schiller, Josh Marshall at paidContent 2012

Several hundred execs filled The TimesCenter Wednesday for a day of intense conversation and discovery (on stage and off) about the current state of digital content online… and where we’re headed. But paidContent 2012 is just the beginning. Read more »

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paidContent 2012: At the Crossroads is today at The TimesCenter in New York. Hundreds of media, entertainment, info and tech execs will be there in person to talk about the best ways to make content pay. You can join us via our livestream. Read more »

New York City NYC
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As much as things change, one goal remains the same: the creation and evolution of sustainable business models that will support quality media, entertainment and information across platforms — and paidContent 2012 is all about meeting that goal. Read more »

Tim Armstrong, CEO, AOL
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Now that Arianna Huffington is no longer in charge of the tech properties at AOL, what does the future hold for TechCrunch and Engadget? Not a sale, says CEO Tim Armstrong. Instead, he plans to invest in scaling the brands. Read more »

Yahoo reflected in eye
photo: Getty Images / Chris Jackson

Forming a committee to investigate a committee wasn’t likely to appease vocal dissident Yahoo shareholder Daniel Loeb — and it didn’t. In a scathing letter, Loeb calls the actions “farcical” and urges the board to appoint Tim Morse or Ross Levinsohn as acting CEO immediately. Read more »

Washington Post In Box
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The Washington Post Co. newspaper division continues to struggle, nearly doubling its operating loss with drops in print circulation and advertising — and digital ad sales aren’t picking up the slack. The company may to reevaluate its no paywall’ stance. Read more »

Mark Pincus

Facebook shared some financials earlier this week as it heads to an IPO. Joined-at-the-hip Zynga reported, too — but its execs had to talk to investors since it’s already public. What do the numbers have to say? Read more »

Rupert Murdoch, Leveson Hearing, Day 2

News Corp. Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch spent more than six hours this week answering questions — or not — in front of the Leveson Inquiry. But the story is far from over. Read more »

James Murdoch

It’s Murdoch week at the Leveson inquiry — hours of viewing pleasure for snarky dart throwers as first James Murdoch and then his father Rupert (Wednesday at 10 a.m. London time), take center stage at the hearings on “the relationship of the press with the public, police and politicians.” Read more »

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