The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung

1. What Yahoo is and isn’t  (New York Times)

2. Would Twitter and other apps be better if you paid for them? (GigaOm)

3. Video stats at The New York Times and Wall Street Journal (Digiday)

4. The dos and donts of news curation (Buttry Diary)

5. Why now is a great time to be programmer (The Next Web)

6. Lucky to launch Pinterest-style aggregator (Mashable)