So You Got a New iPad. Here’s Some Free Stuff to Read.

For the plane, train, or flight delay.
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Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Needs No Permission (Video)

The serial entrepreneur talks about his new book, “Without Their Permission.”
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Next Issue Media, the Hulu for iPad Magazines, Expands to Canada, Adds New Investor

Next Issue Media, the publishing industry’s attempt to create a Hulu-style joint venture for digital magazines, is expanding to Canada and taking on a new investor. The JV, whose members include Time Inc., Hearst and Conde Nast, will add Rogers Communications’ Roger Media unit as an equity partner; Rogers will add two executives to Next Issue’s board of directors.

Is Yahoo’s Mayer Turning Into a Media Mogul With Katie Couric Web Video Deal?

It’s time for some jazz hands!
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The New Yorker Launches Strongbox, an Open-Source Anonymous Tip Tool Built by Aaron Swartz

The timely idea: Let journalists and their sources connect in confidence. The Associated Press might have liked one of these.
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Cops to Boston Bombing Crowdsourcers: Please Don’t Try This at Home

The Internet did have an impact on the investigation. Hard to argue that it was a positive one.
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Conde Nast Owner Advance Hands Sporting News Over to U.K. Video Company

Perform, which distributes sports highlights on the Web, gets a U.S. hub.
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Reddit, Brought to You by YouTube

Or is it YouTube, brought to you by Reddit? Anyway: Reddit makes its own videos, paid for by Google, with at least a tip of the cap to Jon Stewart.
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David Carey Says Hearst Is No Time Inc.

That is: The magazine publisher thinks his industry can come back. Here’s his plan.
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“Netflix for Dresses” Rent the Runway Raises $4.4 Million

Rent the Runway, a startup that lets customers rent dresses, has raised $4.4 million from American Express and Novel TMT Ventures. The funding is an add-on to a $20 million round the company closed last year. Rent the Runway has raised close to $55 million since 2009.

Gizmodo Boss Joe Brown Goes (Back) to Wired