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10:55 PM ET, February 13, 2014

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Susan Crawford / Bloomberg:
Comcast's Time Warner Deal Is Bad for America  —  David Cohen, Comcast Corp.'s executive vice president and the mastermind behind its deal to buy Time Warner Cable Inc., sounded pugnacious and confident on a recent conference call with investors.  Regulatory and antitrust approval of the deal …
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Comcast:
Time Warner Cable To Merge With Comcast Corporation To Create A World-Class Technology And Media Company  —  Strategic Combination Will Accelerate Delivery of Comcast's Technologically Advanced Products and Services to Time Warner Cable's Customers  —  Transaction Creates Multiple Pro-Consumer …
Edward Wyatt / DealBook:
Industry Shifts May Aid Comcast in Takeover Bid  —  On the face of it, the merger of the country's two largest cable companies would seem like a nonstarter, given its steep regulatory hurdles and skepticism from consumer watchdogs.  —  But Comcast's proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable comes …
Discussion: Reuters, Los Angeles Times and DealBook
Lee Fang / Republic Report:
Revolving Door: Top Obama Admin Antitrust Officials Tied To Comcast  —  The news that cable and news giant Comcast has struck a deal to purchase Time Warner, another large cable business, has raised concerns over market concentration.  Observers note that the combined company …
Discussion: @lhfang, The Switch, Fortune and AdExchanger
Heidi Moore / Guardian:
The Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger is not a marriage made to last  —  Two troubled giants, loathed by the public and facing plummeting profits, are heralding a brighter future.  Don't believe the hype  —  In mergers, as in marriage, the couple may be running toward each other - or away from something else.
Dana Mattioli / Wall Street Journal:
Charter Likely to Pursue Other Acquisitions  —  Cable Operator Unlikely to Counterbid for Time Warner Cable After Comcast's Offer  —  With cable's top two operators hooking up, rival Charter Communications Inc. is likely to look at other suitors, said people familiar with the company's thinking.
Discussion: MoneyBeat and Law Blog
Lance Ulanoff / Mashable:   The National Domination of Comcast and Time Warner in 1 Map
Om Malik / Gigaom:
Comcast and Time Warner Cable: Forget TV, it is all about broadband
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Comcast lists all the ways a merger with Time Warner is “pro-consumer”
Michael J. Copps / Columbia Journalism Review:
Journalists need to generate a national discussion on the future of the internet  —  Journalists need to generate a national discussion on the future of the internet  —  Dear Journalists:  —  You may wonder why a long-time regulator like me is writing to you.
Discussion: @cjr and Boing Boing
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Katy Bachman / Adweek:
FCC Backs Off Study of Newsroom Editorial Practices
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
NBC executives tout Oympics gains, acknowledge critiques, study for 2016  —  The chairman of NBC Sports, Mark Lazarus, remains adamant that timeshifting and subsequently cutting down the Sochi Olympic opening ceremonies was a good idea.  —  “I continue to believe, having now been in the stadium …
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Richard Sandomir / New York Times:   Matt Lauer's Olympian Assignment for NBC Begins Early and Ends Late
Anupreeta Das / MoneyBeat:
Buffett's exit from Graham Holdings more closely resembles a friendly restructuring  —  Buffett to Graham: Parting Like Friends, With Benefits? … Warren Buffett's more-than-40-year business relationship with the Graham family could be coming to an end.  But it's not clear what assets …
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Elizabeth Dwoskin / Wall Street Journal:
Pandora to let advertisers target listeners based on its sense of their political leanings  —  Internet Radio Service Builds Profiles of Its Audience  —  Pandora Hopes to Build Ad Revenue by Pinpointing Likely Voting Preferences  —  Next time you listen to a Bob Marley channel on Pandora Media Inc. …
Lee Siegel / New Yorker:
Is the News Replacing Literature?  —  In the postwar period, a generation of critics, inspired by Lionel Trilling, encapsulated the difference between high art and popular art in a single word: “complexity.”  “Literature,” Trilling wrote, “is the human activity that takes the fullest …
Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
Ready to break the internet?  Netflix's “House of Cards” premiere is a big test of how video gets to you  —  “My wife and I like to lay in bed and watch Netflix,” Tom Wheeler, chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission, said the other day.  But when their internet connection slows down …
India & World:
Columbia University students launch website on India's elections  —  New York: A group of Indian students at Columbia University here has launched a website focused exclusively on India's upcoming general elections, promising to provide a comprehensive and “no high-brow and jargon-led” reportage of the event.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
Editorially to shut down its collaborative writing service on May 30  —  editorially 220x56 Editorially to shut down its collaborative writing service on May 30Editorially has announced plans to close its Web-based collaborative document product after failing to gain enough traction for it.
Discussion: STET
Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk:
How digital weighs up against print for UK magazine circulations  —  New data from the Audit Bureau of Circulation reports combined digital and print sales for the first time with print still dominating, for now  —  The Audit Bureau for Circulation (ABC) has released the first ever combined print …
 
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Burgess Everett / Politico:
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BBC World Service's sponsored content plan will ‘threaten impartiality’
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Kim Willsher / Guardian:
Libération editor resigns after journalists go on strike
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