1. Omidyar start-up hires Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi (Ravi Somaiya / New York Times)

2. Steve Shepard to help launch new Politico vertical (Chris O’Shea / Fishbowl NYC)

3. LinkedIn’s competitive advantage over other publishers: $1.5B in annual revenues (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm)

4. New report says how much advertising is going to piracy sites: $227 million in 2013 (Lucia Moses / AdWeek)

5. Author James Patterson sets up $1M fund to help independent bookstores innovate (Julie Bosman / New York Times)

6. Are quizzes the new lists? What BuzzFeed’s latest viral success means for publishing (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab)


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