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10:15 AM ET, April 25, 2014

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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
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: @benjlerer and @circa
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Comcast Says Netflix Slowed Down Its Own Streams  —  A couple days after Netflix and Comcast fought in public, the two companies, who are supposed to be partners, are at it again.  —  Three days after Netflix CEO Reed Hastings publicly opposed Comcast's planned acquisition of/merger with Time Warner Cable …
Discussion: @dangillmor
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Jennifer Khoury / Comcast Voices Blog:
Comcast: Neflix degraded its Comcast streams, seeks to shift its costs onto all Internet users
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
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
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 …
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.
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 …
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
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.”
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.
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.
Marlise Simons / New York Times:
Two Lebanese journalists charged over publication of classified information  —  2 Journalists in Lebanon Are Charged by Tribunal  —  The international tribunal dealing with the killing of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri of Lebanon has charged two leading Lebanese journalists with contempt …
Reporters Without Borders:
Reporters Without Borders and Torservers.net, partners against online surveillance and censorship  —  Reporters Without Borders and Torservers.net have joined forces to create and maintain 250 additional relays for the Tor network.  —  “In doing this, our two organizations are thumbing …
Discussion: @runasand
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Q&A: David Leonhardt says The Upshot won't replace Nate Silver at The New York Times  —  Yesterday, The New York Times launched The Upshot, a new politics and policy vertical that was conceived when Nate Silver left the paper for ESPN.  The project is led by David Leonhardt …
Marc Parry / Chronicle of Higher Education:
As Researchers Turn to Google, Libraries Navigate the Messy World of Discovery Tools  —  Many professors and students gravitate to Google as a gateway to research.  Libraries want to offer them a comparably simple and broad experience for searching academic content.
Discussion: @beineckelibrary
Ryan Singel / Medium:
How The FCC Plans to Save the Internet by Destroying It: An Explainer  —  The FCC wants to make good on President Obama's pledge to make net neutrality into law.  It's just having a very hard time actually doing it.  —  Net Neutrality is the simple concept that the company that provides …
 
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Hulu Blocks VPN Users Over Piracy Concerns
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Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Spotify says it's ‘a matter of time’ before it overtakes Apple's iTunes in Europe
Alex Mayyasi / Priceonomics Blog:
Publishers aren't diligently censoring related links from Taboola and Outbrain, lending legitimacy to scams
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix to Launch on Three U.S. Cable Operators via TiVo
Michael Agresta / Slate:
What Will Become of the Library?  —  How it will evolve as the world goes digital.
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Why Do So Many People Describe Aereo ‘Complying’ With Copyright Law As The Company ‘Circumventing’ Copyright Law?
Discussion: @stevenlevy
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
Why America Is Looking to UK for Help Fighting Piracy
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Telegraph ‘encouraged’ by performance of online paywall one year on
Vice:
Simon Ostrovsky Has Been Released
Steve Dollar / Wall Street Journal:
Tribeca Film Festival Is Showing Online-Only Productions for First Time
Bill Cromwell / Media Life:
Americans spent 43.4 percent of media time online
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …
 

 
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