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8:15 PM ET, April 29, 2014

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Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Twitter Beats In Q1 With $250M In Revenue And Picks Up 14M New Monthly Active Users  —  This afternoon Twitter released its first quarter financial performance, reporting revenue of $250 million in the period, and earnings per share of $0.00 on a non-GAAP basis.
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Sandra Oshiro / Poynter:
TMZ, NBC News got it wrong: NBA bans Sterling, will force sale of Clippers  —  TMZ.com  —  NBA banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life from any connection with the league and will force a sale of the team after determining it is his voice on recordings making racist remarks to his girlfriend.
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
Glam rebrands as ‘Mode Media,’ dives into streaming video business  —  Glam Media is giving itself a major makeover.  —  Today the company announced that it is changing its name to Mode Media to better reflect its extended focus on a wider variety of topic-based publications, including Foodie …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
NYU will honor Matthew Power with literary reporting award  —  The spirit of Matthew Power's writing isn't easy to define, but his friend and editor Roger Hodge took a stab at it anyway: “strong, character-driven narratives with detailed scene writing, beautiful lyrical description,” …
Discussion: FishbowlNY, @joshuahersh and @poynter
Tom Wheeler / Official FCC Blog:
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler defends net neutrality approach, seeks path to avoid years in court  —  Finding the Best Path Forward to Protect the Open Internet  —  I am a strong believer in the importance of an Open Internet.  As President Obama has explained, “Preserving an Open Internet …
Bloomberg:
Vevo Owners Said Close to Hiring Goldman to Explore Sale  —  Vevo LLC's four owners are close to hiring Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to explore sale options for the music video-hosting service, according to three people familiar with the matter.  —  The sale of a majority stake is being considered among …
Discussion: hypebot, VentureBeat, Billboard and @pkafka
A.H. Belo Corporation:
Belo Q1: loss of 18 cents/share, $85.6M operating revenue, $0.9M loss from Wanderful  —  A. H. Belo Corporation Announces First Quarter 2014 Financial Results from Continuing Operations  —  A. H. Belo Corporation (NYSE: AHC) today reported a first quarter net loss from continuing operations …
Lily Kuo / Quartz:
Why China is censoring ‘The Big Bang Theory’ but not ‘Game of Thrones’  —  An alliance with CCTV could be good for the Lannisters.  HBO  —  Chinese regulators recently ordered the country's major video streaming sites to take down four popular American television shows, including The Big Bang Theory …
Greg McNeal / Forbes:
FAA ‘Looking Into’ Arkansas Tornado Drone Journalism, Raising First Amendment Questions  —  Storm chaser and videographer Brian Emfinger used a drone to document the aftermath of a tornado that ripped through Arkansas.  That video prompted speculation as to whether the FAA was going to investigate …
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
NewsLynx wants to build tools to better measure the impact of journalism  —  A new research project over at Columbia's Tow Center wants to do a better job of determining the real impact news has on the world around us.  —  Former Knight-Mozilla OpenNews fellows and current Tow fellows Brian Abelson …
Michelle Dean / Gawker:
Allegedly Greedy Marxist Press Demands That Marxists Pay For Marx  —  A kerfuffle is haunting the Marxist internet—a kerfluffle about copyright.  —  The Marxist Internet Archive, a website that hosts a number of translations of the works of Marx and Engels online, free for the use of scholars …
Tony Biasotti / Columbia Journalism Review:
Federal judge: Delayed access to court records raises First Amendment concerns  —  Courthouse News editor sees “nationwide plague”—and he'll get a chance to make his case  —  It's been a routine for generations of legal beat reporters: Every weekday afternoon, at courthouses across the United States …
Laura Parker / New York Times:
Telltale Games adapts movies, books and TV shows to games, working with HBO on Game of Thrones  —  A Gaming Company Devoted to Narrative Tackles ‘Thrones’  —  SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Behind closed doors and papered-over windows here, a half-dozen storytellers have been scrambling to conjure …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Spotify's major redesign comes to Android  —  The all-new Spotify experience that launched on iPhone and desktop earlier this month is now arriving on Android.  The app now looks essentially identical across both mobile platforms, sharing the same dark theme, new typeface, and subtle translucency effects.
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Ian Burrell / The Independent:
Fears grow that the BBC News Channel could become online only
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
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