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11:30 PM ET, April 29, 2014

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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Twitter and TV Working Just Fine, Says Twitter  —  Yesterday, after a top TV executive lobbed a bomb at Twitter's TV pitch, Twitter executives kept quiet.  —  But Twitter CEO Dick Costolo knew he'd get asked about NBC* research chief Alan Wurtzel's “Emperor has no clothes” comments today during his earnings call.
Discussion: Forbes, Engadget and VentureBeat
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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.
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 …
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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Ex-FCC chief says politics and funding droughts would slow the internet if it were a utility  —  Cable lobbyist who once led the FCC is glad he didn't regulate the Internet  —  Michael Powell made sure Internet access wouldn't be treated as a utility.  —  There are some people …
Cory Doctorow / Guardian:
Internet service providers charging for premium access hold us all to ransom
Discussion: Boing Boing
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 …
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 Wallenstein / Variety:
Most Pirated TV Shows, Networks Dominated by Broadcasters  —  Piracy tracking firm CEG TEK came out with a rare comprehensive look at just what TV shows and networks are the most active on P2P hub Bittorrent.  While it's hard to extrapolate broad trends from numbers drawn just from last week …
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Condé Nast to Launch New Digital Brand Aggregating Video  —  Variety among the news brands named as inaugural video partners for The Scene  —  Condé Nast Entertainment sees strength in numbers in the video space-even if that means mixing its high-class brands with those outside the company.
Discussion: Folio
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 …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
BuzzFeed removes post after Maria Popova complains  —  BuzzFeed has removed a post that Maria Popova said took images she had scanned and written about.  Popova wrote that she'd “tracked down a surviving copy of Ralph Steadman's fairly obscure 1995 illustrations for George Orwell's Animal Farm” …
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
Robert Andrews / Beet.TV:
AOL Will Use Nielsen TV Ratings To Measure Its Video Audience  —  AOL says it will become the first digital publisher to use Nielsen's TV metrics to quantify its video shows for advertisers - a move that may expose it to comparatively lowly perception by comparison but which could allow …
Discussion: AdAge and Capital New York
 
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Chris Welch / The Verge:
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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:
National Journal's chief correspondent Michael Hirsh to become Politico mag's national editor
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
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