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6:00 PM ET, March 7, 2014


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Rob Wile / Business Insider:
A Forensics Analyst Who Worked On The Newsweek Story Explains How They Converged On Dorian Nakamoto  —  It now appears a toss-up as to whether Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto is the same Satoshi Nakamoto who created Bitcoin.  —  Newsweek reporter Leah McGrath Goodman continues to stand …
Felix Salmon:
The Satoshi Paradox  —  Newsweek wanted a scoop for its relaunch cover story, and boy did it deliver: it uncovered the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of bitcoin.  Who then promptly came out and denied everything.  Which means that one of the two is wrong: either Nakamoto …
Newsweek's Statement on the Bitcoin Story  —  Leah McGrath Goodman's recent cover story for Newsweek, investigating the identity of Bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto, has generated an immense amount of international attention, including denials from Mr. Nakamoto and ad hominem criticism of Ms. Goodman's reporting and character.
Seth Fiegerman / Mashable:
‘Newsweek’ Editor: We Knew This Might Be a ‘S**tstorm’  —  Before Newsweek went ahead with publishing Leah McGrath Goodman's blockbuster article identifying the creator of Bitcoin, Goodman asked her editor an important question.  —  “Leah actually said to me, 'Are you ready for this?
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Tina Brown: 'I'm so glad I'm not the editor' of Newsweek  —  Tina Brown appeared on Bloomberg Television's “Market Makers” Friday, and the former Newsweek editor said she's supportive of the venerable title's return to print.  —  But if its big Bitcoin story turns out to be a dud, “That would be rough.
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
Newsweek Editor-in-Chief: We Stand by Our Bitcoin Story
Pursued by media, Nakamoto says “I'm not involved” with Bitcoin, then meets with AP reporter
Discussion: @jakeadelstein
Ryan Nakashima / Associated Press:
Dorian S. Nakamoto denies he's Bitcoin founder, heard of Bitcoin 3 weeks ago
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
The Guardian's Alan Rusbridger: 'It's Essential to Be Paranoid'  —  You've played piano since you were a child, and you've written about parallels between this pursuit and digital news.  Can you explain that?  Amateur music-making used to be very commonplace and was valued in its own right.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
CNN's ‘Piers Morgan’ to end in three weeks; Bill Weir, Jake Tapper to sub at 9 p.m.  —  CNN's Piers Morgan will officially end his primetime show at the end of the month and will be temporarily replaced by alternating hosts, including Bill Weir and Jake Tapper, network sources told POLITICO on Friday.
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Eric Danetz Named Publisher of Fortune  —  Fortune is getting a publisher after all: Eric Danetz.  The business title hasn't had someone in that role since 2012.  When Jed Hartman became group publisher of Time Inc.'s news and business brands that year, the publisher title was downgraded to vp of sales.
Discussion: Politico and AdAge
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Circa would like you to know that it's about more than just short news hits — it's about building long-form stories over time  —  There have been a flurry of new apps and services released recently that are aimed at giving users short hits on breaking news, from Jason Calacanis's Inside app …
Discussion: @saila and @kalven
Wall Street Journal:
Mexico Takes Bold Measures to Rein In Telecom, TV Giants  —  Unprecedented Regulations Intended to Improve Competition  —  MEXICO CITY—Mexico took unprecedented strides to rein in the country's telecommunications and television operators, imposing a rash of measures on the phone companies …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Spotify Acquired Music Tech Company The Echo Nest In A $100M Deal  —  On the heels of the news yesterday that Spotify had acquired music discovery technology company Echo Nest, we now have a price for the deal: it was $100 million, with 90% of that in Spotify equity.
Spotify Said to Seek Credit Facility in Step Toward IPO
Discussion: TechCrunch, BetaBoston and Fast Company
Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
The future of TV is coming into focus, and looks pretty great  —  The future of TV is here.  It's just not evenly distributed.  —  If it doesn't seem like the American television industry is in the middle of a dramatic transformation, that's simply because the pieces are scattered all over the place.
Carey Dunne / Co.Design:
How Spritz Redesigned Reading, Letting You Scan 1,000 Words A Minute  —  When we read, our eyes move across a page or a screen to digest the words.  All of that eye movement slows us down, but a new technology called Spritz claims to have figured out a way to turn us into speed-readers.
Rachel Bartlett /
News360 adds ‘international editions’ for audience outside US  —  The app is launching three ‘international editions’ in total, for the UK, Canada and Australia, with UK readers said to represent around 5 per cent of users  —  Credit: By ToastyKen on Flickr.  Some rights reserved.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Nielsen: Americans watch 34 hours of TV a week, more with timeshifting, web, mobile  —  Reminder: You (Still) Love Your TV  —  This week's Disney/Dish deal, which might lead to a Web TV service in our lifetime, is very exciting.  But while we wait for the future to arrive …
Discussion: @pkafka
David Sirota / PandoDaily:
Liberty Media plans transfer of Macneil/Lehrer to PBS station WETA but won't disclose details  —  After pledging transparency, PBS hides details of new deal with billionaire owner of NewsHour … Last month, in response to Pando's revelations that anti-pension mogul John Arnold secretly was financing PBS's …
Discussion: @billmon1 and @davidsirota
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