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9:45 AM ET, April 22, 2014

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Jennifer Khoury Newcomb / Comcast Voices:
Comcast Response to Netflix's Opposition to Time Warner Cable Transaction  —  Netflix's opposition to our Time Warner Cable transaction is based on inaccurate claims and arguments.  There has been no company that has had a stronger commitment to openness of the Internet than Comcast …
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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Netflix opposes Comcast-TWC merger over ‘anticompetitive’ concerns  —  Netflix has come out in opposition of Comcast's proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable, writing in a letter to shareholders that the merger would give the combined service provider “even more anticompetitive leverage” …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Netflix Beats Expectations With 4M New Subscribers, Earnings Of 86 Cents Per Share  —  Netflix today released its first-quarter financial results, with the company beating analyst expectations.  For the first three months of the year, the company reported earnings of 86 cents per share on revenues of $1.27 billion.
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Here comes The Upshot, the new explanatory journalism effort from the New York Times  —  Ever since Nate Silver left his perch at the New York Times and took his FiveThirtyEight blog to ESPN, where he subsequently launched an ambitious experiment aimed at data-driven journalism …
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David Leonhardt / New York Times:
New York Times launches The Upshot, aims to make data journalism part of “daily news cycle”  —  Navigate News With The Upshot  —  You have no shortage of excellent news sources — sources that expertly report and analyze news as it happens.  Like you, those of us at The Upshot rely on those sources every day.
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Felix Salmon to Leave Reuters  —  Felix Salmon, a prominent writer at Reuters on finance and the news media, said on Monday that he was leaving the news agency.  —  Mr. Salmon declined to release details of his new job when reached by phone on Monday, but in an email sent to colleagues he explained he was …
Jack Shafer:
Intelligence Community Directive 119, a gag order that makes the public less safe, not more  —  The top spook's stupid gag order  —  The nation's top spy has prohibited all of his spies from talking with reporters about “intelligence-related information” unless officially authorized to speak.
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Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Study: households spent 10% less at Amazon in states where online sales tax introduced  —  Amazon Sales Take a Hit in States With Online Tax  —  Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) is taking a hit in states that are collecting an online sales tax.  —  In one of the first efforts to quantify the impact …
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
NBCUniversal First-Quarter Financials Rise Amid Profitable Sochi Olympics  —  UPDATED: The Winter Olympics boosted TV ratings, revenue and profit at the entertainment company owned by cable giant Comcast, which reported its second quarterly video subscriber increase in a row.
Anthony Crupi / Adweek:
TiVo: Adherence to C3 Is Sucking Millions Out of TV Ad Market  —  In what may be the most cogent argument for the adoption of the C7 ratings currency, TiVo Research on Monday revealed that broadcasters beholden to the dated C3 metric are leaving hundreds of millions of dollars in ad sales revenue on the table.
Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
Aereo's Supreme Court case could catch TiVo and others in its crossfire  —  The US Supreme Court today weighs the fate of Aereo, a New York startup that has stirred up the media industry by transmitting broadcast television over the internet without a copyright license.
Shahan Mufti / Columbia Journalism Review:
Pakistan's most prominent journalist shot by gunman in Karachi  —  An apparent assassination attempt on Hamid Mir illustrates the price that comes with the higher profile and influence of the news media in Pakistan  —  Pakistan's most famous and influential journalist is recovering in a hospital …
 
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