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9:55 PM ET, January 28, 2014

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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 …
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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.
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.
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
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 …
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.
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
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
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
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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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: @chanders and @anamariecox
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Nate Silver has hired 15 journalists for FiveThirtyEight and plans relaunch “early this year”
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
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 and Poynter
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, Re/code and TheHill
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
The Netflix of kids' books?  Epic launches on iPad for $9.99/month  —  The Netflix monthly subscription model is a hit for movies and TV, and is spreading to music with paid versions of services like Pandora and Spotify.  In 2014, it looks like the model could finally catch on for e-books.
Discussion: VentureBeat and Publishers Weekly
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 …
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.
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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
 
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