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12:55 AM ET, January 29, 2014

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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: @jimhanas and Talking Biz News
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Johana Bhuiyan / Capital New York:
Mashable expands into climate reporting  —  Andrew Freedman, most recently a senior science writer for Climate Central, will be Mashable's first climate, weather and environment reporter, the site said Tuesday.  —  Mashable chief content officer and executive editor Jim Roberts told Capital …
Discussion: @mashable
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Congressman allegedly threatens NY1 reporter  —  U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm threatened NY1 reporter Michael Scotto, the station's political director, Bob Hardt, said on Twitter.  You can see the interaction in this video:  —  Grimm's words aren't easily audible in the video, but Hardt said the threats were to Scotto's person:
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.
Elise Hu / NPR:
Obama's State Of The Union, Playing On A Second Screen Near You … Viewership is declining.  Washington seems increasingly dysfunctional and irrelevant to the daily lives of Americans.  The presidency isn't the bully pulpit it used to be.  —  In an age of social media and divided audiences …
Quentin Hardy / NYT Bits:
Jason Calacanis Shoots for Human Moments in News Feeds  —  This must be the fastest-moving month in the history of new media.  The latest entrant features yet one more familiar face.  —  On Tuesday, Jason Calacanis, who was involved in Web publishing early in its dot-com days, started Inside.com …
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Staci D. Kramer / Nieman Journalism Lab:
“I see this as the next CNN”: Jason Calacanis' Inside.com aims to solve news on mobile devices
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Q4 2013 Earnings Slide 6% To $1.27B On EPS Of $0.46, 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 non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.46.  Excluding traffic acquisition costs, revenues were $1.2 billion.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Is Shutting Down IntoNow, Nearly Three Years After Acquisition  —  IntoNow — the second-screen app that Yahoo bought in the spring of 2011, just 12 weeks after its launch — is being shut down by its parent company.  As of last week, IntoNow was taken off the Apple App Store and Google Play …
Discussion: Variety
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: @marksweney, @flashboy and @buzzfeedben
Guardian:
Mark Thompson to face MPs again over failed £99m Digital Media Initiative  —  Maragret Hodges, MP who chairs public accounts committee, calls saga ‘catalogue of how not to run a major programme’  —  Mark Thompson is to face more questioning by MPs about his time in charge of the BBC next week …
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Simon Thomsen / Business Insider:
Former News Corp Australia CEO Kim Williams Wins $95,000 From Fairfax In Defamation Case  —  It was a very juicy, very Sydney story, involving the Opera House, a posh restaurant, the former CEO of News Corp Australia and raised tempers - the sort of scuttlebutt the city thrives on.
Discussion: mUmBRELLA, Crikey and TheAustralian
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
First Look Media Rethinking Newsroom Structure Ahead Of Launch  —  NEW YORK — After a couple months on the job, Eric Bates doesn't yet have a title at First Look Media.  —  “We're all working very collaboratively now,” Bates said in an interview with The Huffington Post.  “We're not worried about titles or positions.
Discussion: Mediawire Daily
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 …
Stacey Higginbotham / Gigaom:
The FCC will monitor peering fights to ensure innovation prevails  —  The chairman of the FCC struggles with his Netflix stream too.  In a conversation with me at the State of the Net conference in Washington DC, Chairman Tom Wheeler expressed the same frustrations with his Netflix streams …
Discussion: @zseward, TheHill and Re/code
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Journalists offer different perspectives on what to do with audience data  —  Younger staff in The Atlantic newsroom have a knack for sourcing their stories through social media, and getting them read that way, too, J.J. Gould, executive editor at TheAtlantic.com, said Monday morning at the Poynter Institute.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Imgur Debuts An Analytics Platform For Pro Users And Advertisers  —  Bootstrapped and profitable image-sharing platform (and Yahoo acquisition target) Imgur is today introducing a new analytics platform that will allow both individual users and advertisers the ability to track where an image is shared online …
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
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Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
The Netflix of kids' books? Epic launches on iPad for $9.99/month
Discussion: VentureBeat and Publishers Weekly
Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
TV Stations in Los Angeles to Share a Channel to Free Up Spectrum
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Ezra Klein vs. Nate Silver: The Wonk Super Bowl
Discussion: @chanders and @anamariecox
L.A. Ross / The Wrap:
Fox News' Roger Ailes Biographer Gabriel Sherman Rebuts Criticism of Sourcing, Defends Reporting
Richard Horgan / FishbowlNY:
Matthew Garrahan to become Financial Times global media editor
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Business Insider investing in paid content, expanding BI Intelligence unit
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