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12:00 PM ET, April 25, 2014

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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Former Tumblr President John Maloney Is Now Circa's New President  —  What do you do after you help a young CEO build a giant digital property?  —  Take a couple years off, then try doing it again.  —  That's what John Maloney is doing.  The Web veteran, who spent four years running …
Discussion: Forbes, VentureBeat, @benjlerer and @circa
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
The FCC's new net neutrality rules will kill Aereo, even if the Supreme Court doesn't  —  This week, we heard a lot about Aereo, the New York-based startup that could upend the television business if it survives a Supreme Court battle with broadcasters.  But even if it squeaks past …
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Ryan Singel / Medium:
How The FCC Plans to Save the Internet by Destroying It: An Explainer
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Why Do So Many People Describe Aereo ‘Complying’ With Copyright Law As The Company ‘Circumventing’ Copyright Law?
Discussion: @stevenlevy
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
More than a social network: Facebook aims to be the source for breaking news  —  Facebook has always been filled with “news,” just not the kind you'd find in a daily newspaper.  —  Recently, however, Facebook had made several moves to shift the content of your News Feed towards hard news …
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:   Storyful's Verification Tech Could Stop Fake News From Spreading On Facebook
Andy Mitchell / Facebook:
Facebook partners with Storyful to launch FB Newswire, a news feed for journalists on Facebook and Twitter
ITV:
Coulson ‘received £600,000 pay-off’ on quitting NotW  —  Andy Coulson received a £600,000 leaving package when he resigned as editor of the News of the World over the phone hacking scandal in 2007, the Old Bailey heard today.  —  Coulson said the agreement he made was for two years' pay plus a month for every year served.
Discussion: Financial Times
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BBC:
Coulson ‘may not have read’ all of Milly Dowler story  —  Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has told the phone-hacking trial he may not have read all of a key story about missing schoolgirl Milly Dowler published in April 2002.  —  Under cross-examination, he said he thought the story …
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.
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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Comcast Says Netflix Slowed Down Its Own Streams
Ken Florance / Netflix US & Canada Blog:
Netflix says it opposes Comcast/TWC merger because Comcast charges both Netflix and its customers to connect to each other
Paul Farrell / Guardian:
Journalists' sources are no longer safe in Australia  —  Can government agencies instantaneously track down journalists' sources?  It's looking more and more likely, and it's a dangerous state of affairs  —  The idea of living in a world where government agencies could almost instantaneously track …
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
Pandora's success hinges on eating terrestrial radio's lunch, company says  —  Pandora is now much more attractive to advertisers who typically buy ads on terrestrial (aka traditional) radio, the company said during an earnings call today.  —  While terrestrial radio might be boring and filled …
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Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Pandora reports Q1 loss, guidance hits sour note again
Michael Foley / The Irish Times:
Opinion: Time to redefine the regulatory system for journalism in Ireland  —  Opinion: Time to redefine the regulatory system for journalism in Ireland  —  The media regulatory system in Ireland has a decidedly old-fashioned feel.  On the one hand, there is the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland …
Discussion: @tupp_ed and @faduda
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Microsoft, AOL Strike Web Video Distribution Deal  —  AOL and Microsoft compete for advertisers' dollars.  But they've figured out a way to cooperate, too: The two rivals have struck a deal which lets Microsoft distribute AOL's videos on some of its properties.
Simon Ostrovsky / VICE News:
‘I Had It Pretty Easy, Because I Was Let Go’: Simon Ostrovsky On His Detention in Sloviansk  —  On Thursday, armed gunmen who held me prisoner for four nights and three days released me into the streets of Sloviansk, in eastern Ukraine.  My release was as unexplained as my capture.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
BitTorrent: Netflix should defeat ISPs by switching to peer-to-peer  —  “Decentralized technology” could bring equality back to the Web, CEO says.  —  BitTorrent, Inc. CEO Eric Klinker claims that peer-to-peer architecture can “re-architecture the Web for equality,” and he urged Netflix to try it out.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
You Kids Are Still Watching — And Paying for — TV, Says Pay TV Giant  —  The TV Industrial Complex is worried about cord-cutters — people who are bailing on their pay-TV subscriptions and turning to the Web instead.  —  And the TV Industrial Complex is even more worried about cord-nevers …
Maryclaire Dale / Associated Press:
Philadelphia newspaper guild won't bid for company  —  WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Workers at Philadelphia's two largest newspapers won't be able to mount a bid for their troubled company, after a wealthy potential backer balked at the projected $77 million opening price.
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 …
Nicole Levy / Capital New York:
Cosmopolitan.com hires Jill Filipovic, burnishes feminist cred  —  Betting that articles about restrictions on women's reproductive rights are just as shareable as slideshows of cleavage at its best, Cosmopolitan.com has hired feminist writer Jill Filipovic to cover politics, particularly the impact of policy on women's rights.
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Spotify says it's ‘a matter of time’ before it overtakes Apple's iTunes in Europe  —  Streaming music service says it has added 1m active users in the UK alone in the last four months  —  Streaming music service Spotify has added more than 1m active users in the UK in the last four months …
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
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