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8:00 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?
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.
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Jennifer Khoury / Comcast Voices Blog:
Comcast: Neflix degraded its Comcast streams, seeks to shift its costs onto all Internet users  —  COMCAST RESPONSE TO NETFLIX  —  Netflix's argument is a House of Cards.  But there is no need for us to engage in a point-counterpoint with Netflix to demonstrate the continued distortions and inaccuracies on which it relies.
Discussion: Re/code
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Time Warner Cable Spent $62 Million in Q1 Prepping for Comcast Merger
Soham Chatterjee / Reuters:
Time Warner Cable profit rises 19.5 pct
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
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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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 …
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Aftermath of Ukraine Photo Story Shows Need for More Caution  —  The Times led its print edition Monday with an article based in part on photographs that the State Department said were evidence of Russian military presence in popular uprisings in Ukraine.  The headline read: “Photos Link Masked Men in East Ukraine to Russia.”
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.
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 …
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: @jasonnark and @jmikelyons
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 …
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 …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Automattic Buys Scroll Kit, A Code-Free Website Builder That Once Got Legal Heat From The NYT  —  WordPress maker Automattic's acquisition spree to build out its platform continues apace.  Today comes news that it has acquired Scroll Kit, a New York-based startup that had developed a platform …
Discussion: VentureBeat, @kraykray and @codybrown
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 …
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 …
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.
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
 
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix to Launch on Three U.S. Cable Operators via TiVo
Discussion: Gigaom and Wall Street Journal
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Pandora reports Q1 loss, guidance hits sour note again
Michael Agresta / Slate:
What Will Become of the Library?  —  How it will evolve as the world goes digital.
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Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
No Telegraph or Mail representatives on board of funding body for new IPSO press regulator
National Union of Journalists:
Stronger laws needed to protect journalists' work
Tim Barribeau / PopPhoto.com:
Getty To Sell Prints Through New Photos.com Service
Discussion: GeekWire and VentureBeat
 

 
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Tiina Jaatinen / Conversations:
Nokia Lumia to become Microsoft Lumia, Nokia branding to continue on entry-level phones

Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Amazon Takes $170 Million Writedown on Weak Fire Phone Sales

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