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8:50 AM ET, April 21, 2014

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David Carr / New York Times:
Aereo Case Will Shape TV's Future  —  Throughout America's business history, the victories and spoils went to the visionaries who made all manner of things — actual things like cars, pharmaceuticals and entertainment.  —  But more and more, many of the splashy business victories …
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Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Case preview: Supreme Court to hear oral arguments from Aereo and broadcasters on Tuesday  —  Argument preview: Free TV, at a bargain price?  —  At 11 a.m. next Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hold one hour of oral argument on copyright issues surrounding a new technology for Internet streaming …
Discussion: Gigaom, @zseward, @dangillmor and Re/code
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.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
NBC had psychological consultant talk to David Gregory's wife and friends about ratings slide  —  As ‘Meet the Press’ struggles in the ratings, plenty of questions for host David Gregory  —  If “Meet the Press” moderator David Gregory were a guest on his own show, he knows the kinds of questions he'd be asked.
Hussain Al-Qatari / Associated Press:
Kuwait court shuts 2 newspapers over coup articles  —  KUWAIT CITY (AP) — A Kuwaiti court has temporarily suspended the publication of two independent newspapers over articles about a secret probe into allegations of a coup plot to overthrow the Gulf monarchy's government, the official state news agency reported Sunday.
Discussion: Reuters and BBC
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.
Alexis Sobel Fitts / Columbia Journalism Review:
Early reception of Showtime documentary demonstrates difficulty of covering climate change  —  Walking the public opinion tightrope  —  Early reception of a celebrity-packed Showtime documentary demonstrates the difficulty of engaging audiences on climate change
Discussion: bookforum.com
David Barboza / New York Times:
Lucrative Stardom in China, Using a Webcam and a Voice  —  ZIGONG, China — Dolled up with makeup and a blond wig, the pretty young Chinese woman sat at home in her bedroom on a quiet Sunday evening and began singing karaoke.  —  A large microphone and three webcams clipped to a desktop monitor streamed …
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 and @niemanlab
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Firm That Helps Authors Buy Their Way Onto Bestseller Lists Goes Into Stealth Mode  —  For years, it was an open secret in the book publishing industry that any author willing to spend enough money could nab a spot on the major bestseller lists by engaging the services of a company called Result Source Inc …
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.
 
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