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Anders Behring Breivik Targeted Journalists, Writers, And Literature Professors In 2083 Manifesto (GalleyCat)
Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian man accused of killing more than 90 people in a coordinated attack, appears to have written a 1,500 page manifesto. Entitled 2083: A European Declaration of Independence, the document called for a European revolution and outlined plans for a similar attack.

Facebook's iPad App Is Hidden Inside Of Its iPhone App (TechCrunch)
Hidden in the code of Facebook's iPhone app is the code for something else. Something everyone has been waiting over a year for. The iPad app. TechCrunch: So, we just exposed the awesome secret that Facebook's iPad app is actually already out there, hidden inside of the iPhone app. Now it's time to show it to you.

Pressure On James Murdoch Is About To Intensify (NYT)
After his testimony in Parliament was challenged by two former senior employees and referred by a lawmaker to Scotland Yard for investigation, James Murdoch has come under rising pressure in Britain's phone hacking scandal that is likely to intensify this week. WSJ: News Corp. deputy chief operating officer James Murdoch will confront a series of behind-the-scenes battles this week as he seeks to stabilize his status at the media giant. Newsweek: Parliament's remarkable three-hour hearing July 19, focusing on the role of Rupert Murdoch and top News International executives in the immense phone-hacking scandal, proved an epic Westminster moment. It's now possible to see with historic clarity how a cunning press lord and a gang of enabling thugs, under a cloak of journalistic high-mindedness, managed to capture and control the three essential institutions of contemporary British life: the political system, the media, and the police. Newsweek: There is an Australian legend about the young Rupert Murdoch, his local newspaper, and a politician who displeased him. "Whaddaya want?" Rupert asked him. "A bouquet of roses every day, or a bucket of shit every day?" Adweek: Many U.S.-based ad executives -- the people with the true power to control Rupert Murdoch's destiny through the billion-dollar ad budgets that provide most of his companies' revenue -- still view the News Corp. scandal from afar. It's damaging, but it's primarily a U.K. story, right? NYT: News Corp., the global enterprise controlled by Rupert Murdoch, has a history of living by its own rules and operating beyond consequence. That ended last week. Slate: The guide to Rupert Murdoch: six profiles spanning 34 years in the life of our favorite media villain.

Robin Roberts Interviews DSK Accuser Nafissatou Diallo: 'God Is My Witness I'm Telling The Truth' (TVNewser)
The hotel maid who accused former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of trying to sexually assault her, and whose story is now being called into question, broke her silence and spoke with ABC's Robin Roberts. "I want justice. I want him to go to jail," Nafissatou Diallo told Roberts in an interview airing Monday on Good Morning America, World News with Diane Sawyer, and Nightline. Newsweek: The maid hovered in the suite's large living room, just inside the entrance. The 32-year-old Guinean, an employee of the Sofitel hotel, had been told by a room-service waiter that room 2806 was now free for cleaning. "Hello? Housekeeping," the maid called out again. No reply. The door to the bedroom, to her left, was open, and she could see part of the bed. She glanced around the living room for luggage, saw none. "Hello? Housekeeping." Then a naked man with white hair suddenly appeared, as if out of nowhere.

Gawker Will Go To Court In Fox Investigation (NYT / Media Decoder)
Gawker, the popular blog based in New York, is going to court to investigate the relationship between Fox News chairman Roger Ailes and Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey.

Meredith Guarantees Top Advertisers Sales Gains (AdAge / MediaWorks)
Meredith, the publisher of large-circulation magazines such as Better Homes & Gardens and Ladies' Home Journal, is beginning to guarantee some of its biggest advertisers that major ad campaigns in Meredith titles will actually increase their sales by a certain amount.

Bill Keller Pulls Plug On New York Times Magazine Column (WWD / Memo Pad)
Bill Keller is giving up his New York Times Magazine column, which will end in September, six months after it started.

Twitter And Facebook iPad Reader Flipboard Begins In-App Advertising Campaign (AllTwitter)
Flipboard, the iPad reader application that collects social networking content and presents it in the form of a magazine, has begun an in-app advertising model in an effort to generate a new revenue stream for the company. AdAge / Digital: If at first Flipboard made magazine publishers nervous, now it's giving them something to love: more ad revenue. Several Condé Nast publications -- The New Yorker, Bon Appétit, and Wired -- have started selling ads into the Flipboard iPad app in a bid to tap bigger tablet audiences and revenue. paidContent: Users who follow The New Yorker magazine's Twitter and Facebook stream through iPad social reader Flipboard will start noticing advertising as part of the mix. AllThingsD: Flipboard, a popular and elegant app for the Apple iPad, has been trying to create strong ties with big publishers as it seeks to dominate distribution in the fast-growing social reading arena. It recently struck a deal with OWN, for example, the new cable network Oprah Winfrey launched with Discovery.

The Atlantic Partners With iPad Reader (FishbowlNY)
The Atlantic is getting in on the Pulse party. The magazine is now offering its content via Pulse, an iPad app that pulls news content into one easily accessible place.

Facebook Glitch Revealed Thumbnails And Descriptions Of Friends' Private Videos (TechCrunch)
Facebook's labyrinthine privacy controls have sprung another leak. This time it's the videos feature, which lets users share brief clips with their friends and family.

iPad Book Apps Hobbled: Only Existing Account-Holders Can Use The Apps, Google Books Booted (TechCrunch)
At the beginning of the year, Apple said it wanted 30 percent of everything sold through the iPad platform. You could sell almost anything -- books, downloadable content, magazines, pictures of kittens -- but, according to its subscription rules, everything had to go through Apple itself, and you could not, in short, go out to a Web page to complete the transaction. That promise -- to shut down external Web stores on the iPad -- has been fulfilled, and the Nook, Kindle, Kobo, and Google Books apps have just been either drastically changed or removed from the App Store entirely.

Rainbow Niagara Falls Photo Goes Viral On Twitter (Mashable)
When the clock struck midnight in New York State Sunday morning, same-sex marriage was suddenly legal in the state. What better place to tie the knot than Niagara Falls, especially when it's lit up like a rainbow?

HuffPost Explains How Amy Winehouse's Death Can Help Your Small Business (Gawker)
Huffington Post business blogger Tricia Fox posted a think-piece on the death of Amy Winehouse. Fox makes it clear from the start that she has no intention of "judging" Winehouse or "picking apart her chosen lifestyle." (Pro tip: You need an open mind to get ahead in the business world.) Rather, Fox's only intention is to highlight what you, the small business owner, can learn from her tragic demise at age 27.

Then And Now: The Most Visited Domains Of 1996 And Today (Business Insider / Silicon Alley Insider)
This week, comScore pulled data from 1996 and found the most visited domains. Most were search engines, university websites, and pornography. Some of the companies no longer exist. Others, like Yahoo!, are still around but have fallen in the rankings.

AIM Acquires Dominion Enterprise Boating Enthusiast Titles (minOnline)
Enthusiast media publisher Active Interest Media has acquired print, digital, and events assets in the boating vertical, as well as a woodworking title, from Dominion Enterprises.

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