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Community Picked Up by Yahoo! (LostRemote)
Greendale Community College is reopening its doors — on Yahoo! The cancelled NBC sitcom Community has been picked up by Yahoo for a 13-episode sixth season. Mashable Until recently, Community’s studio, Sony, had been in talks with Hulu about resurrecting the series following its May cancellation by NBC. NYT Community, which uses a study group at Greendale Community College as the jumping-off point for its self-referential story lines and pop culture obsessions, comes with a core audience of passionate fans. Those fans helped save the show from a previous threat of cancellation two seasons ago. Yahoo! Screen offers reruns of many shows, but Yahoo! has been putting more emphasis on adding original shows. WSJ In April, it announced the launch of 30-minute comedies Other Space and Sin City Saints, which will debut next year. In a time of “cord-cutting,” online services have helped attract subscribers with shows such as Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black and Amazon’s Alpha House. Deadline Hollywood The deal for Community extends Sony TV’s strong track record in bringing back cancelled series. The studio previously brokered a deal to move acclaimed drama Damages to DirecTV after it was cancelled by FX, and found a way to bring back on their original networks cancelled series Drop Dead Diva on Lifetime and Unforgettable on CBS. All three series have gone to air multiple seasons post-cancellation. What wasn’t immediately clear was how Yahoo! plans to make money from continuing the cult show online.

AP to Automate Earnings Stories (The Associated Press)
The Associated Press announced in an advisory to customers Monday that the majority of U.S. corporate earnings stories for its business news report will eventually be produced using automation technology. FishbowlNY Lou Ferrara, managing editor of the AP, said the technology will allow the AP to crank out short articles much more efficiently. Mashable Quarterly corporate earnings reports from the AP will soon be produced through a computer program that is able to take the key numbers from companies’ results to create a story of 150 to 300 words. NYT Articles about corporate earnings are largely based on a company’s report to shareholders, but can include information from earnings conference calls with executives and comments from analysts. The AP produces about 300 such articles a quarter.

The Record Breaking Continues: Facebook Tops 1 Billion World Cup Interactions (AllFacebook)
The number of Facebook posts, comments and likes related to 2014 FIFA World Cup has officially topped the 1 billion mark, from some 220 million users, according to the Facebook Data Science Team. LostRemote The knockout matches, which have already seen a fair share of games decided on penalty kicks, have certainly expedited this process. Still, Facebook’s data editors have never measured an event — sports or otherwise — that has topped a billion interactions, and although the World Cup lasts longer than the average event, it is continuing to set social records that will be tough to top. Variety Additionally, Sunday’s World Cup match between Mexico and Netherlands has set a Spanish-language ratings record in the U.S. Nielsen estimates that 10.4 million total viewers were watching during any average minute as Mexico lost 2-1 to be eliminated from the tournament. This easily tops the previous record for a World Cup match on the network, set in 2010 with Mexico-Argentina (9.4 million). THR / The Live Feed It blasts past any previous U.S. Spanish-language broadcaster, eclipsing the previous high (9 million) Univision set in 2007 with telenovela Destilando Amor. Saturday’s shoot-out victory for Brazil brought record audiences to ABC. The Brazil-Chile match averaged a 3.8 households rating and 6.14 million viewers. That’s the biggest non-U.S. team soccer game for either ABC or ESPN.