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10:45 PM ET, February 3, 2014

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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Super Bowl: Netflix Traffic Fell 20% in First Half, But Then Bounced Back to Normal Levels  —  Sunday's Super Bowl evidently pulled Netflix subscribers away from the streaming video service early in the game — but as the Seattle Seahawks padded their lead over the Denver Broncos …
Discussion: Forbes, The Wrap, AdAge and TechCrunch
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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Twitter and Facebook Win the Super Bowl. And Fox and the NFL Really Win the Super Bowl.
Discussion: Forbes, PandoDaily and VatorNews
Lauren Hockenson / Gigaom:
Facebook's Paper is Facebook for people who hate Facebook  —  For the past couple years, Facebook has trained its mobile efforts on capturing various facets of social interaction.  The social network has compartmentalized and optimized features (Messenger), mimicked the experiences …
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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
In 2013, Facebook's referral traffic to BuzzFeed and its “Network” sites blew past Google's
Discussion: Business Insider
Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader:
Adobe to Require New Epub DRM in July, Expects to Abandon Existing Users  —  When Adobe announced their new DRM a couple weeks ago some said that we would soon see compatibility issues with older devices and apps as Adobe forced everyone to upgrade.  —  At that time I didn't think Adobe …
Discussion: @hadrien
Rem Rieder / USA Today:
BuzzFeed's investigative unit coming together  —  BuzzFeed's investigative reporting unit is coming together.  —  The site best known for its offbeat lists and dead-on sense of the digitally viral hired Mark Schoofs away from the highly regarded investigative site ProPublica to launch its unit.
Gina Hall / L.A. Biz:
Head of 'Japan's HBO' faces tough job of what will play back home  —  Unlike consumer goods, creative content offers a unique challenge.  While all cultures tend to consume filmed entertainment, the kind of content differs from country to country.  Kayo Washio, head of U.S. operations of WOWOW …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Guardian and The Newspaper Club bring its robot-built, longread-loving newspaper back into print  —  The Guardian and The Newspaper Club are getting back into business for another printing of The Long Good Read.  —  The algorithm-driven newspaper, which collected the best …
Ian Burrell / The Independent:
BBC attempts to break into a global audience by harnessing the viral power of YouTube  —  Newsnight and Radio 1 are leading the charge a new strategy by the BBC to break out of the confines of the schedule and find a new global audience via YouTube.  —  The BBC2 flagship news programme …
Discussion: @highamnews and @iankatz1000
Vivian Salama / Columbia Journalism Review:
Preventing war by promoting ‘peace journalism’ in Uganda  —  A program in Uganda aims to keep violence away and, perhaps, promote peace in war-torn neighbors  —  “Do not kill those cockroaches with a bullet; cut them to pieces with a machete,” blared Rwanda's Radio Télévision …
Jeff Kosseff / InsideTechMedia:
Journalists Nationwide Face Surge of Subpoenas in Federal and State Courts  —  Reporters nationwide have faced a flurry of subpoenas in recent months, calling into question whether journalists can guarantee confidentiality to sources.  The repeated attempts to force journalists to reveal …
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Purdue University will investigate police treatment of student reporter  —  Purdue University's Office of Legal Counsel responded to requests for an investigation from the student newspaper and the National Press Photographers Association over the Jan. 21 detention of student photojournalist Michael Takeda.
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News:
Aereo Sets San Antonio Launch Date  —  Broadband TV/Cloud DVR Combo To Debut On February 19  —  Aereo may be tapped out of capacity in New York City, but it's gearing up to tap in to the San Antonio market.  —  Aereo announced Monday that it will launch its mix of broadband TV …
Reuters:
Ex-BBC chief Mark Thompson apologises for failed $170 mln IT project  —  U.S. media executive Mark Thompson apologised on Monday to the British public and parliamentarians for the failure of a 100 million pound ($170 million) digital project during his years of running the BBC.
 
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