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6:10 PM ET, April 24, 2014

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Tom Wheeler / Official FCC Blog:
FCC chairman to have net neutrality “enforceable rules” by the end of the year, mandate that ISPs “not act in a commercially unreasonable manner”  —  Setting the Record Straight on the FCC's Open Internet Rules  —  There has been a great deal of misinformation …
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Tim Wu / The New Yorker Blog:
Barack Obama's Flip-Flop and the End of Net Neutrality  —  In 2007, at a public forum at Coe College, in Iowa, Presidential candidate Barack Obama was asked about net neutrality.  Specifically, “Would you make it a priority in your first year of office to reinstate net neutrality as the law of the land?
Sam Gustin / TIME:
Net Neutrality Advocates Angered by FCC's Planned New Rules
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
NYT Up To Nearly 800K Paid Digital Subscribers, Plans New Food And Opinion Apps  —  The New York Times is crowing about a quarterly rise in revenue today, and that comes thanks to increases in both print and digital ad revenue.  Digital subscriptions saw some of its strongest growth in recent memory …
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The New York Times Company:
NYT reports 2.6% increase in revenue, digital advertising revenue up 2.2% to $37.8M  —  The New York Times Company Reports 2014 First-Quarter Results  —  NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)— The New York Times Company (NYSE:NYT) announced today first-quarter 2014 diluted earnings per share …
Vice:
Simon Ostrovsky Has Been Released  —  VICE News is delighted to confirm that our colleague and friend Simon Ostrovsky has been safely released and is in good health.  We would like to thank everyone for their support during this difficult time.  Out of respect for Simon and his family's privacy …
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Simon Rogers / Mother Jones:
Hey Wonk Reporters, Liberate Your Data!  —  When it comes to data journalism, everyone's a critic.  —  The launch of three major data journalism operations in only a few weeks—the revamped 538, Vox, and the New York Times' The Upshot—have produced a slew of opinion pieces.
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Andy Mitchell / Facebook:
Facebook partners with Storyful to launch FB Newswire, a news feed for journalists on Facebook and Twitter  —  Announcing FB Newswire, Powered by Storyful  —  Every day, news is made on Facebook.  More than one billion people use our platform to discover, explore and participate in news-making events around the world.
Bloomberg:
Forbes Sale Said to Founder With Axel Springer Not Bidding  —  Forbes Media LLC's effort to find a buyer is running into trouble, with one potential bidder officially out of the running and two others no longer in active talks, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Glyn Moody / Techdirt:
Russia Orders Bloggers To ‘Register’; Outlaws Anonymous Blogging, Continues Clampdown On Social Media  —  As we've reported, Russia has been steadily trying to bring the Internet under control with ever-more stringent measures.  After tackling general Web sites through powers that allow …
Daniel Denvir / Philadelphia City Paper:
What does the fight over Philly.com mean for the future of Philly journalism?  —  “Two writers say stuffed Bigfoot is legit” and “I've never had sex with my husband” are the sort of headlines on Philly.com that fill Philadelphia Inquirer reporters with dread and despair.
Discussion: @jmikelyons and @jasonnark
Steve Dollar / Wall Street Journal:
Tribeca Film Festival Is Showing Online-Only Productions for First Time  —  Works Range From Documentaries to Comedies  —  Not every work spotlighted at the Tribeca Film Festival plays in a theater.  —  For the first time this year, the festival features online-only productions …
Ken Florance / Netflix US & Canada Blog:
Netflix cites control over access to customers over last mile in opposing Comcast-TWC merger  —  The Case Against ISP Tolls  —  As the person at Netflix responsible for content delivery, I spend a lot of time thinking about Netflix's Open Connect CDN and its interconnection with ISPs.
Peter Sterne / Capital New York:
Columbia student paper plans to drop daily print edition  —  The Columbia Daily Spectator, the student newspaper distributed daily at Columbia University and in surrounding Morningside Heights, plans to switch to a weekly edition starting in the fall, editor-in-chief Abby Abrams told staff earlier this evening.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Why Do So Many People Describe Aereo ‘Complying’ With Copyright Law As The Company ‘Circumventing’ Copyright Law?  —  We mentioned this briefly in our writeup of the oral arguments at the Supreme Court in the Aereo case, but I wanted to focus in on one particularly annoying issue that has come …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Amazon Beats Street In Q1 With Net Sales Up 23% To $19.74B, $0.23 EPS  —  Amazon today reported its results for the company's first financial quarter of 2014.  Amazon reported net sales up 23 percent to $19.74 billion compared to $25.59 billion last quarter and $16.07 billion in the year-ago quarter.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
FremantleMedia Claims Rights to YouTube User-Uploaded Clips  —  FremantleMedia is turning thousands of fan-uploaded YouTube clips of “American Idol” — and dozens of other shows it produces — into cash.  —  In a partnership pairing two corporate cousins, TV production firm FremantleMedia …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Time Warner Cable Spent $62 Million in Q1 Prepping for Comcast Merger  —  Time Warner Cable incurred $62 million in costs for the first three months of 2014 to lay the groundwork for Comcast's $45 billion acquisition bid, which is pending regulatory approval.
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Soham Chatterjee / Reuters:
Time Warner Cable profit rises 19.5 pct
Neil Midgley / Forbes:
London Live's Disastrous TV Ratings: 2,400 Watch Breakfast Show In City Of 9million  —  Last month, I wrote for Forbes.com about the imminent arrival in London of a media first - a local TV channel devoted solely to the UK's capital city.  I'd already been behind the scenes at the channel …
Discussion: Guardian and @adambienkov
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Telegraph ‘encouraged’ by performance of online paywall one year on  —  Just over a year after the Telegraph became the first mainstream UK national newspaper website to go behind a metered paywall insiders say they are “encouraged” by the way it has gone.  —  The Telegraph has declined …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix to Launch on Three U.S. Cable Operators via TiVo  —  Netflix has grabbed its first foothold with cable operators in the United States, with plans to launch on three smaller companies next week through an app on TiVo DVRs.  —  The deals are with RCN Communications, Atlantic Broadband and Grande Communications.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and Gigaom
Tom Grubisich / Street Fight:
Brady on Thunderdome: The Glue at the Core Was Never Able to Dry  —  In his 19 years in digital news, Jim Brady has held three major posts that have made him a closely watched pioneer in the rapidly evolving new medium.  He was executive editor of washingtonpost.com in its early, identity-seeking years.
Bill Cromwell / Media Life:
Americans spent 43.4 percent of media time online  —  It's finally happened.  Last year Americans spent more time with digital media than any other medium, for the first time ever.  A new report from eMarketer finds that U.S. adults spent 43.4 percent of their major media time with digital devices in 2013 …
Michael Agresta / Slate:
What Will Become of the Library?  —  How it will evolve as the world goes digital.  —  Around the turn of the 20th century—a golden age for libraries in America—the Snead Bookshelf Company of Louisville, Ky., developed a new system for large-stack library shelving.
 
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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