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5:30 PM ET, February 5, 2014

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Jeremy Hodges / Bloomberg:
News Corp. Paper Made 6,813 Phone-Hacking Calls in 2 Years  —  News Corp. (NWSA) journalists and a private investigator employed by the company's News of the World tabloid made 6,813 calls targeting 282 voice mails during 2005 and 2006, according to billing data analyzed by police.
Discussion: London News and Yorkshire Post
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Phone-hacking jury sees letter exposing Brooks and Coulson affair
Discussion: @guardian and mUmBRELLA
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:   Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson and others may not know fate until summer
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Abramson hits back at Observer editor's ‘crazy rant’  —  The New York Times is hitting back at The New York Observer's latest cover story, an exhaustive takedown of the paper of record's opinion pages and the man who oversees them, Andy Rosenthal.  —  In an email to Capital …
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:   New York Times to Debut Video ‘Channel’ Slate at NewFronts
Ken Kurson / The New York Observer:
The Tyranny and Lethargy of the Times Editorial Page
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Times May Publish Response From Woody Allen on Dylan Farrow's Accusations  —  Woody Allen has asked for, and may get, a chance to respond — in an Op-Ed piece in The Times — to a recent column and blog by Nicholas Kristof in which the filmmaker's adopted daughter detailed her memories of his sexually abusing her.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Post's Marty Baron responds to the departure of three more Wonkbloggers  —  Washington Post's Brad Plumer, Sarah Kliff Joining Ezra Klein's Vox Venture  —  NEW YORK — The Washington Post's Brad Plumer and Sarah Kliff are joining Ezra Klein's new venture to be launched with Vox Media …
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cnbc.com:
Twitter skids 13% on user growth, but earnings beat  —  Twitter Q4 EPS: $0.02 ex-items vs ($0.02) Est.  —  Twitter is reporting Q4 EPS of $0.02 ex-items on revenue of $243 million, with CNBC's Julia Boorstin.  The active monthly user numbers resulted in 241 million.
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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter beats earnings expectations, but stock slides as user growth plateaus
John McDuling / Quartz:
Netflix might have more subscribers, but HBO makes more money  —  HBO, the premium cable channel behind hit shows like Girls, Game of Thrones and True Detective, just capped off a record year, according to its parent, Time Warner Inc, which reported results this morning.
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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Animated Videos, Tweets, Overseas Dispatches All Part of NBC News Digital Overhaul  —  With control of its digital properties under its sole control at long last, NBC News said it would present a radically different face for web and mobile users in the hopes of giving the NBCUniversal unit …
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Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
NBCNews.com Gets a Remake for Its Post-Microsoft Life
Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable:
The Big Bet: NBC Thinks More Digital Coverage Means Better Olympics Ratings  —  What's This?  —  NBC's last Olympics was either a rousing success or a spectacular failure, depending on who you ask.  —  The failures, as some called aspects of the coverage, were painstakingly documented …
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Ronald Grover / Reuters:   NBC boosts sports cable channel with live Olympic events
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Mail Online's rip-off practice is tawdry - but is Mike Darcey jealous of its success?  —  News UK chief executive says the website shouldn't be confused with a business based on professional journalism  —  In his sometimes combative speech yesterday, News UK's chief executive Mike Darcey waded …
Discussion: @guardian, @abeaujon and Press Gazette
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Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Guild angry at Reuters over pay snafu  —  The Newspaper Guild of New York, which represents business journalists at Reuters, sent the following letter to James Smith, the chief executive officer of Thomson Reuters:
Discussion: FishbowlNY and The Huffington Post
Brian Fung / The Switch:
Verizon denies using net neutrality victory to sabotage Netflix, Amazon  —  After a federal court said last month that the government couldn't prohibit Internet providers from slowing or blocking Web traffic, at least one ISP is being accused of taking advantage of the ruling.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Guardian hires Matt Sullivan as U.S. opinion editor  —  Matt Sullivan is leaving The New York Times to become opinion editor for The Guardian's American digital news operation, replacing a staffer who in turn left for The Times.  —  In his new role, Sullivan, 29, will corral contributors …
Re/code:
Long-Time Google Ads Exec Susan Wojcicki is YouTube's New Boss  —  Susan Wojcicki, SVP of advertising for Google, will lead its YouTube unit, sources said.  —  The news was first reported as likely by The Information late Tuesday night.  —  Wojcicki was employee No. 16 at Google …
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Big media still has plenty of muscle  —  ESPN and anchor Chris Berman drive value for Disney.  —  There may be 500 channels and almost $80 billion in advertising and subscriber revenue in the television industry, but most of that content and cash is controlled by a handful of companies.
Discussion: @latimesbiz
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Amazon Lays Foundation for Giant Video Advertising Business  —  In many ways, Amazon's advertising business still remains a mystery.  The company doesn't break out the size of it in its earning reports, and Amazon exec presentations on it at industry events are often low on details.
Discussion: @zseward
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
As The New York Times debuts its template for native ads, will other newspapers follow?  —  When The New York Times offered the first native ad on its website Jan. 8, reviews were mixed.  Some thought the Times offered too much of a good thing with a half-dozen disclaimers that the story-like piece was advertising.
Marc Graser / Variety:
Disney Profits Rise 27% in First Quarter  —  ‘Frozen,’ ‘Thor: The Dark World’ sequel give studio division major boost  —  The success of the animated musical “Frozen” boosted the Walt Disney Co's first quarter results for 2014, with revenue up 9% to $12.3 billion, while profits came in at $1.8 billion, a gain of 27%.
Gideon Spanier / London Evening Standard:
The media industry must measure up  —  The media business does not do a good enough job of measuring its own performance.  Newspapers and magazines have been particularly poor at producing meaningful circulation and readership figures that combine print and digital.
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
In Q4, Pandora posts highest profit as public company  —  Pandora Media, the operator of the Web's top radio service, reported its biggest quarter of profit since it went public, affirming expectations that investments to soup up its advertising engine would pay off.
 
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