The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva.

1. Irish newspapers aim to charge sites that link to their stories, starting at €300 per year for one link (TheJournal.ie)

2. Why Tumblr and BuzzFeed are on a collision course in 2013 (paidContent)

3. Study: actually only about 20,000 Twitter users in China (Tech in Asia)

4. The e-reader revolution: over just as it has begun? (WSJ)

5. Bad news for cord cutters: Al Jazeera America won’t be live streamed online (GigaOM)