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6:45 PM ET, February 11, 2014

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Adam Weinstein / Gawker:
Business Insider Changed its Story on Buzzfeed  —  Yesterday, Business Insider chief correspondent Nicholas Carlson stuck a subtle shiv into his competitors at Buzzfeed, attributing the site's success in exploiting Facebook's ever-evolving newsfeed algorithm to its practice of buying traffic …
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Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Buzzfeed CEO: Here's Why Facebook Isn't Crushing Us  —  In December, Facebook changed its News Feed algorithm to favor more “high quality” news over “memes.”  —  Looking at a bunch of charts yesterday, we found this change correlated with a sudden and massive drop in traffic to Upworthy and several viral news sites.
Dominic Rushe / Guardian:
Bing censoring Chinese language search results for users in the US  —  English and Chinese language queries for terms like ‘Dalai Lama’ return radically different results on Microsoft search engine  —  Microsoft's search engine Bing appears to be censoring information for Chinese language users …
Discussion: Quartz
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Bloomberg Media CEO Justin Smith: Expect Splashier Storytelling on Bloomberg TV  —  Appeal to Broader Business Audience Also Likely  —  Justin Smith, CEO of Bloomberg Media Group, is slated to wrap up a 100-day review of the company in the coming weeks, when he is expected to offer recommendations …
Michael Melia / Associated Press:
Drones Create New Ethical Minefields For Journalists  —  HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As police responded to a deadly car crash, they noticed an increasingly familiar sight: a remote-controlled aircraft, equipped with a video camera, hovering over the wreckage.  —  The Federal Aviation Administration …
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Matt Waite / Drone Journalism Lab:   Drones, journalism, the FAA and the crackdown that isn't a crackdown
Alex Kantrowitz / AdAge:
Mozilla To Sell Ads In Firefox Web Browser  —  Mozilla Will Serve Ads Within Tiles Of Its New Tab Pages  —  Mozilla will soon sell ads within its Firefox browser, the company announced Tuesday.  —  Wait, what?  Mozilla made itself the villian of the online ad business early last year …
Jordan Chariton / TVNewser:
Carl Bernstein Joins CNN as a Contributor  —  CNN's political additions continue with legendary Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein joining as a contributor, substitute anchor John Berman announced on “AC360″ last night.  —  Bernstein was an analyst for CNN during the 2008 election season …
Michael Rondon / Folio:
Time Warner, Condé Nast Invest in Ad Tech Co.  —  Programmatic direct firm, iSocket, looking to expand partnerships.  —  Time Warner, parent (for now) of Time Inc., and Condé Nast have joined in on in a $5 million round of funding for programmatic ad developer, iSocket, the firm announced Monday.
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Gawker creates a new writer pipeline with “Recruits”  —  The path to enter the journalism business is changing.  Some media companies are abandoning unpaid internships; others are terming them reporting fellowships.  —  Enter Gawker, which is adding a new metaphor to the game by creating a new “Recruits” program.
Aaron Taube / Business Insider:
Slate Hires NPR Sports Reporter To Boost Its Podcast Business  —  The online magazine Slate will bolster its roster of popular podcasts with a daily current events commentary show hosted by National Public Radio sports correspondent Mike Pesca, a spokesperson for the site told Business Insider.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Netflix Says Verizon Isn't Slowing Down Its Streams  —  A federal court may have given the pipe guys clearance to start slowing down Web services like Netflix.  —  But so far, that's not happening, Netflix says.  —  That update comes to us via a note from J.P. Morgan analyst Doug Anmuth …
Guardian:
AP launches investigation after finding images of Fidel Castro were digitally manipulated  —  Ear one minute, gone the next: Fidel Castro's hearing aid Photoshopped out  —  The Guardian has been a vocal proponent of, and active adherent to, the ideals of the open web.
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Capital NY Tweaks Prices Ahead of Paywall  —  Capital New York has tweaked its pricing as it prepares to start charging for e-newsletters and news coverage today (Feb. 11), making it the latest startup to test consumers' willingness pay for news.  —  The experiment will no doubt be closely watched …
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Supreme Court will hear Aereo on April 22 with one Justice sitting out  —  Aereo is a scrappy startup service that delivers over-the-air TV to computers and mobile devices for $8/month.  But it is also a strategic weapon that media mogul Barry Diller and other well-heeled investors want to use …
 
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