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11:55 PM ET, April 23, 2014

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Gautham Nagesh / Wall Street Journal:
FCC to propose letting broadband providers give some traffic preferential treatment  —  FCC to Propose New ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules  —  Proposal Would Allow Broadband Providers to Charge Content Companies for Consumer Access  —  WASHINGTON—The Federal Communications Commission plans …
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Sam Gustin / TIME:
Net Neutrality Advocates Angered by FCC's Planned New Rules  —  Open Internet advocates are calling foul on new rules that would allow broadband companies to strike special deals for preferential treatment  —  The Federal Communications Commission plans to propose new rules …
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
FCC chairman says reports of net neutrality's death are ‘flat out wrong’  —  Tomorrow, the Federal Communications Commission will propose new net neutrality rules that will reportedly destroy the concept of net neutrality as we know it, making it okay for internet service providers to establish a so-called …
Discussion: @ammori, @kwerb, @rsingel and @om
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Felix Salmon to Take on Web-Based Role at Fusion  —  Felix Salmon, a prominent writer on finance and other topics who announced this week that he was leaving Reuters, will join the cable network Fusion on Monday in a web-based role that runs across multiple media.
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Felix Salmon / Medium:
Salmon: Fusion offers chance to experiment with digital storytelling wherever audience may be  —  Why I'm joining Fusion  —  I'm leaving Reuters and joining Fusion.  Which I'm sure was not at the top of anybody's list of the most likely places for me to go.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Amazon to pay HBO more than $300M over three years in streaming deal  —  HBO's Amazon Haul Is Big — But Not as Big as You Might Think  —  How much is Amazon paying to get its hands on HBO's old shows?  —  A lot!  But less than some people might have thought.
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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Amazon Makes a Big Move, Snags Older HBO Shows for Web Streaming
Amazon.com:
Amazon and HBO Ink Exclusive Multi-Year Deal to Bring Award-Winning HBO Programming to Prime Members
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James Ball / Guardian:
The Upshot, Vox and FiveThirtyEight: data journalism's golden age, or TMI?  —  A New York Times site completes the trio started by Nate Silver and Ezra Klein.  Maybe it's all a little too much information  —  An interactive feature on The Upshot presents five different rival models of the 2014 Senate race.
Committee to Protect Journalists:
In Ukraine, another journalist missing, newsroom destroyed  —  Three local and international journalists are missing or being held hostage in eastern Ukraine, while unidentified assailants burned down the offices of a newspaper.  The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Ukrainian authorities …
Discussion: Guardian and Mashable
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Yuras Karmanau / Associated Press:
Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine confirm they're holding Vice's Simon Ostrovsky captive
Angela Haggerty / The Drum:
Financial Times targets younger readership in digital campaign  —  A digital advertising campaign from the Financial Times has been launched to target a younger readership.  —  The campaign was created with digital agency Essence and will run on digital poster sites at London commuter stations as well as Facebook and Twitter.
Discussion: Financial Times
Capital New York:
The 60-second interview: Ayesha Siddiqi, Buzzfeed Ideas editor  —  CAPITAL: Buzzfeed Ideas is now in its fourth week.  What was your editorial vision for the site when you were hired, and how close to that vision has it been so far?  —  SIDDIQI: I've been very lucky to join a company that trusts my vision for this space.
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Mobile Devices Can Dramatically Improve Literacy Rates In Developing Countries, Says UNESCO  —  A new report by UNESCO says that mobile devices can boost literacy rates in developing countries, potentially reaching almost all of the world's population.  Furthermore, an expensive tablet or smartphone is not necessary.
Discussion: Forbes and The Verge
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Can Yahoo Make Big TV Shows Pay?  —  With an eye toward landing its own “House of Cards"-style tentpole, Yahoo is looking to pour top dollar into original shows with TV-biz pedigrees.  It has approached multiple studios and agents to scope out potential hits, and is zeroing in on specific projects.
Nitasha Tiku / Gawker:
CEO of digital ad platform RadiumOne avoids felony domestic abuse charges after video evidence thrown out  —  Tech CEO Dodges Felony Charge Despite Horrifying Abuse Video  —  RadiumOne CEO Gurbaksh “G” Chahal pled guilty to two misdemeanors for domestic violence and battery last week.
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Andy Coulson: I quit David Cameron role due to phone-hacking coverage  —  Prime minister's former spin doctor tells court of the reasons for his resignations from No 10 and the News of the World  —  Andy Coulson resigned as David Cameron's spin doctor in January 2011 because his ability …
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Rem Rieder / USA Today:
WaPo's Executive Editor Marty Baron and Publisher Katharine Weymouth talk about digital focus after Bezos purchase
Melissa Wiese / Sacramento Business Journal:
McClatchy revenue drops 2.7% with net loss of $5.9M, digital-only revenue up 11.6%
Daniel Beekman / NY Daily News:
Judge rules journalist must turn over information about NYPD whistleblowers to city
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Cotton Delo / AdAge:
Tumblr Study Says It Has More Social TV Activity Than Twitter
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
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Kevin Gray / Reuters:
Music video hub Vevo monthly viewership up nearly 50 percent to 6 billion
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Sleazy tabloid links have taken over the web — but their days may be numbered
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Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
Justices test Aereo on copyright issue but raise concern about harming cloud services
 

 
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