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4:35 PM ET, January 28, 2014

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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Nate Silver has hired 15 journalists for FiveThirtyEight and plans relaunch “early this year”  —  Status Update: Building FiveThirtyEight  —  We're continuing to build our team of journalists at FiveThirtyEight as we prepare for re-launch with our partners at ESPN and ABC News early this year.
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Ezra Klein vs. Nate Silver: The Wonk Super Bowl  —  Ezra Klein and Nate Silver have some things in common: They're both smart, young, innovative and analytical journalists with devoted followings who, when offered the chance to launch their own ventures, left the nation's leading newspapers to do so.
Discussion: @anamariecox
Jack Shafer:
The limits of Ezra Klein's star power
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
Lance Ulanoff Out As Editor Of Mashable  —  Lance Ulanoff, former editor-in-chief of PCMag.com, has been moved to an editor-at-large and chief correspondent position at Mashable, effectively removing him from the EIC position at that title.  —  A source close to the move said Jim Roberts …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
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Johana Bhuiyan / Capital New York:
Mashable expands into climate reporting
Discussion: @mashable
Mike Isaac / Re/code:
Medium, Evan Williams's Post-Twitter Media Startup, Raises $25 Million Round  —  Medium is about to become large.  —  The collaborative publishing startup has just closed a $25 million round of financing, the company confirmed, marking its first major funding raise since it launched a little more than a year ago.
Brent Lang / The Wrap:
Comcast Earnings: Profits Up 28 Percent Thanks to Broadcasting, Theme Parks  —  Comcast's profits spiked 28.6 percent during the cable giant's fourth quarter thanks to its resurgent primetime broadcast line-up and higher attendance at its Universal Studios theme parks.
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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Comcast CEO: NBC Turnaround Is Happening ‘Faster’ Than Anticipated  —  UPDATED: Brian Roberts says “the turnaround in broadcast is happening even faster than we had anticipated” and touts record Winter Olympics ad sales for the Games in Sochi, but the firm wouldn't comment on possible cable sector consolidation.
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
Alexandra Steigrad / WWD:
More Layoffs to Hit Time Inc.  —  TIME TO GO?:  Time Inc. staffers are bracing for layoffs, which could come as early as next week, WWD has learned.  —  Word of the job cuts came last month, when Time Inc. chief executive officer Joe Ripp told employees during a quarterly corporate meeting …
Staci D. Kramer / Nieman Journalism Lab:
“I see this as the next CNN”: Jason Calacanis' Inside.com aims to solve news on mobile devices  —  In the 13-plus years since the original ahead-of-its-time Inside.com launched, it's been part of a Steve Brill mashup, a dead domain, a planned flagship brand that didn't happen, and a dormant asset waiting to be exploited.
Discussion: @jbenton and @niemanlab
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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Inside's News Is Longer Than Twitter, Shorter Than Business Insider and Jason Calacanis Says You'll Love It
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Sue Douglas leaves Trinity Mirror as People.co.uk closes  —  Company says Sunday People's first dedicated seven-day digital version did not hit expected traffic targets  —  Sue Douglas, hired seven months ago to take charge of Trinity Mirror's Sunday People, is leaving the company …
Discussion: @buzzfeedben, @marksweney and @flashboy
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Business Insider investing in paid content, expanding BI Intelligence unit  —  Business Insider Has Ambitious Paid Content Plans  —  Business Insider is known for its clicky mix of business and gossip content, delivered in the form of rapid-fire posts, slideshows and videos.
Discussion: Business Insider and @lmoses
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
YouTube, news sites will livestream the State of the Union  —  YouTube will livestream President Obama's State of the Union address at 9 p.m. eastern, according to a press release from YouTube, “followed by the Republican response by Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Speaker Boehner's channel.
William Launder / Wall Street Journal:
News Websites Proliferate, Stretching Thin Ad Dollars  —  Many Generate Revenue by Hosting Conferences  —  Big profits in online news may be as scarce as buried gold but that isn't deterring journalists and investors from rushing into the sector.  —  In the past few months …
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
GetGlue becomes tvtag, focuses on curated TV moments  —  Remember GetGlue?  The social TV pioneer got bought by Utah-based social TV startup i.TV late last year, and now, GetGlue's user base is being transitioned to a new app dubbed tvtag that takes some elements of the original and combines …
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
Comcast in talks to license technology to Cox -sources  —  (Reuters) - Comcast Corp, the No. 1 U.S. cable operator, is in advanced discussions about licensing its “X1” video operating system to Cox Communications, the third-largest cable operator, according to people familiar with the matter.
Discussion: CNET
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Q4 2013 Earnings Slide 6% To $1.27B On EPS Of $0.46, Beating Street, Display Ads Down 6%  —  Yahoo today reported its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2013, where it reported GAAP revenues of $1.27 billion and earnings per share of $0.46.  Sales were down by 6% but EPS was up 31%.
Discussion: Reuters, Business Insider, Re/code and Yahoo
Richard Horgan / FishbowlNY:
Matthew Garrahan to become Financial Times global media editor  —  Financial Times Gives Matthew Garrahan a Major Promotion  —  Matthew Garrahan, the Financial Times' Los Angeles correspondent, is heading east.  Sometime this summer, the well-liked journalist will relocate to New York …
 
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Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk:
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Discussion: @aishagani
Roger Yu / USA Today:
Battle of the brands: A newspaper war in New Orleans
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The New York Times animates the tragic tale of olive oil
Discussion: Boing Boing
Andrew Jacobs / New York Times:
China Appears Set to Force Times Reporter to Leave
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Hearst's New Health Division Is a Departure from Magazines and TV
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