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Ted Johnson / Variety:
Concept for Live TV On-the-Go Was Around Long Before Aereo  —  Aereo markets itself with the simple motto, “Watch Live TV Online.”  —  The technology is new; the concept, not so much.  —  The mantra for the digital age has been to give consumers what they want, anywhere and anytime they want it.
Discussion: SCOTUSblog
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Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Aereo's CEO on the future of Netflix, TV sports and the public airwaves  —  In 2012, Chet Kanojia set out to take on TV's goliaths with a slingshot full of tiny antennas, but he never imagined things would go so far so fast.  Aereo, the start-up he created, is going before the Supreme Court …
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Newspaper industry narrowed revenue loss in 2013 as paywall plans increased  —  The newspaper industry narrowed its total revenue loss in 2013 to 2.6 percent, the best performance since the mid-2000s, according to figures released today by the Newspaper Association of America.
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Alan D. Mutter / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Print ads fell 8.6% at papers in 2013: NAA
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Kyiv Post delivers English language news from embattled Ukraine with budget of $60k a month  —  The newsonomics of the Kyiv Post's embattled work  —  It was the night of January 22.  Kyiv Post editor Christopher J. Miller was out on the Maidan, Kiev's main square and its center of protest.
Discussion: @nycjim, @niemanlab and kyivpost.com
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
Comcast: Binge watching actually helps live TV ratings (exclusive)  —  The best way to hook someone into an existing series of stories is to make sure they can start from the beginning.  The same is also true of TV shows, and Comcast has the data to back it up.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Beats Bites the Bullet, and Starts Selling Subscriptions From Apple's App  —  Apple has a crazily powerful digital store, used by hundreds of millions of customers.  But if you want to sell something there it will cost you: In almost every case, Apple keeps 30 percent of the purchase price on whatever its users buy.
Agence France-Presse:
French reporters held captive in Syria set free  —  Four French journalists held captive in Syria for almost a year were free and “in good health” on Saturday, President Francois Hollande told AFP.  In a statement to AFP, the president said he had “learned with great relief this morning …
Megan Geuss / Ars Technica:
Digital Public Library of America to add millions of records to its archive  —  At one year old, DPLA makes some big partnerships and looks back on its growth.  —  Today marks the Digital Public Library of America's one-year anniversary.  To celebrate the occasion, the non-profit library …
Discussion: Melville House Books
Todd Spangler / Variety:
British Pathé Uploads Entire 85,000-Film Archive to YouTube in HD  —  British Pathé, the U.K. newsreel archive company, has uploaded its entire 100-year collection of 85,000 historic films in high resolution to YouTube.  —  The collection, which spans 1896 to 1976 …
Saya Weissman / Digiday:
The Truth in Advertising Act aims to regulate photo manipulation in US ads  —  There's a push to make photoshopped models in ads illegal  —  In 2011, British member of parliament Jo Swinson ordered Lancôme to take down London billboard ads featuring Photoshopped images of famous women — Julia Roberts and Christy Turlington.
Discussion: AdAge
Capital New York:
The 60-second interview: Tom Goldstein, SCOTUSblog publisher  —  CAPITAL: SCOTUSblog is now more than 12 years old, and was the first blog to ever be awarded a Peabody, yet the Senate Press Gallery declined to renew reporter Lyle Denniston's press credential last week.
Discussion: @capitalnewyork and @niemanlab
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
About.com plots its digital comeback  —  When About.com was launched in 1997, Google didn't exist, most Internet users were on dial-up, and the Web browser of choice was Netscape Navigator.  A once-iconic Internet brand that, back in 2005, was sold to The New York Times for $410 million …
Discussion: @digiday
 
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