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Besides the future of iOS and OS X, we've recently learned a lot from Apple about the state of iTunes. The Idea Lab of the New York Times has cranked out a series of innovative ad products. Here's some examples -- and a look at why the flashy ads haven't lifted Times' ad sales out of a rut. A new study shows that Facebook is one of the top sources of news in some Arab nations, thanks in part to a growing use of social media -- and a distrust of traditional media sources. Feedly is no longer relying on Google Reader's backend, and on Wednesday it announced a much-requested web-only version and a bunch of new apps. None of this makes Apple TV a viable cable replacement those who want premium content and live sports because it still requires that pesky cable subscription. Users don't need a Rdio subscription to access movies and TV shows on Vdio anymore - but the services are working on even closer ties. Love Amsterdam? So does Netflix: The streaming service revealed that it's going to launch in the Netherlands later this year. Some of the tension between Glenn Greenwald and other national-security journalists over the NSA surveillance story broke out into the open on Tuesday in a Twitter fight between the Guardian writer and Kurt Eichenwald of Vanity Fair. Google has sued to shine more light on the secret court that approves controversial national security letters -- the petition also represents part of the ongoing PR strategy of tech companies caught up in a surveillance scandal. Netflix and Amazon both want to be the company that captures your kid's screen time this summer.