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2:30 PM ET, April 28, 2014

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David Carr / New York Times:
Cable providers cling to bundled TV channels as viewing habits evolve  —  New Challenges Chip Away at Cable's Pillar of Profit  —  For decades, cable television has been an almost magical source of profits, in large part because of the bundle, the packaging of channels that compels subscribers …
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The Atlantic Online:
Net Neutrality: A Guide to (and History of) a Contested Idea  —  This week, news broke that the Federal Communications Commission is considering new rules for how the Internet works.  —  In short: the FCC would allow network owners (your Verizons, Comcasts, etc.) to create Internet …
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Vice Reporter Simon Ostrovsky Reveals Brutal Details of Captivity in Ukraine  —  Simon Ostrovsky, a reporter with Vice who was recently held captive for three days by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, spoke out about his ordeal in an interview with NBC's Savannah Guthrie.
John Eggerton / Multichannel News:
Diller: 50/50 Odds On Aereo Win  —  Says IAC Investment Financially Meaningless; Decision Could Have Profound Tech Effect  —  IAC chairman Barry Diller said Sunday that he left the oral arguments at the Supreme Court last week more hopeful that Aereo would win, but conceded he really didn't know.
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
New NYT mag editor Jake Silverstein aims to bring newspaper and magazine “closer together”  —  New blood  —  When New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson and other members of New York's media establishment come to Austin, Tex., they hit up Torchy's Tacos.
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Anna Jones Named CEO of Hearst Magazines UK  —  Hearst has named Anna Jones the new CEO of Hearst Magazines UK.  Jones most recently served as Hearst Magazine UK's chief operating officer, a role she held since 2011.  Prior to joining Hearst, Jones served as digital and strategy director at Hachette Filipacchi UK.
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Al Jazeera sues Egypt for $150m over jailing and harassment of journalists  —  Al Jazeera has filed a legal action against the state of Egypt as it fights government action which has seen its journalists jailed and its operations shut down in the country.  —  Lawyers for the Qatari-owned …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Vox is publishing some of its stories and the interviews behind them in parallel  —  It's a small thing, but worth noting: For stories that are built around a single interview, Vox is now publishing both the story and the interview transcript in parallel.  Take this Thomas Piketty piece by Matt Yglesias …
Michael Cavna / Washington Post:
41 years later, The Post publishes spiked ‘Doonesbury’ Watergate comic for the first time.  Here's why...  THIS WEEK, The Washington Post ran, for the first time, a comics-page strip in which a character declared former Nixon attorney general John Mitchell guilty for Watergate crimes.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Microsoft goes Hollywood as it unveils Xbox Originals television programs for Xbox Live  —  After a lot of anticipation and some major investments in Hollywood, Microsoft is unveiling its original television shows, dubbed Xbox Originals, for its Xbox Live online entertainment network.
 
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JP Mangalindan / Fortune:
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Circuit court rules criminal defendant may be forced to unlock phone with his fingerprint, but not his passcode

Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
Google's robotics lead and Android founder Andy Rubin leaving the company to start an incubator for hardware startups, will be replaced by James Kuffner

 
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