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7:50 PM ET, May 9, 2014

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Amy Schatz / Re/code:
FCC's Wheeler Denies Trying to Divide Internet Into “Haves” and “Have Nots”  —  FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler denied that he's trying to divide the Internet into fast and slow lanes in response to a letter sent earlier this week by some of the U.S.'s largest Internet companies.
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Kate Tummarello / The Hill:
FCC chair to hold May 15 vote on proposed net neutrality changes despite calls for delay  —  Senate Dems protest FCC plan for Internet ‘fast lanes’  —  A group of 10 senators are asking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to abandon a proposal that would allow Internet providers to create online “fast lanes.”
Bill Chappell / NPR:
NPR Names Jarl Mohn As Its New CEO And President  —  Media industry veteran Jarl Mohn will be NPR's new CEO, the organization's board of directors has announced.  —  Mohn, 62, currently sits on the board of directors at several media organizations, including Scripps Networks Interactive and web analytics company comScore.
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Amazon is delaying delivery of some books “for reasons of their own”, says publisher Hachette  —  Hachette Says Amazon Is Delaying Delivery of Some Books  —  Amazon has begun discouraging customers from buying books by Malcolm Gladwell, Stephen Colbert, J. D. Salinger and other popular writers …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
What Apple is really buying with Beats  —  This is what you get when you make Dr. Dre a billionaire  —  All that was missing was the sound of a record needle scratch: Apple is doing what?  But the Financial Times' report Thursday evening that the company plans to buy Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion …
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Wall Street Journal:
Beats CEO's industry clout could help strengthen iTunes Radio, generate more ad revenue
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Beats' CEO Jimmy Iovine in talks to join Apple as Cook's “special adviser” on creative matters
Sam Schwartz / Comcast:
Comcast integrates Twitter into X1 guide with SEEiT to recommend what to watch on live TV  —  SOCIAL CONVERSATIONS: AN IMPORTANT TOOL IN DISCOVERING WHAT TO WATCH  —  According to a recent Nielsen study, conversations on Twitter help drive new audiences to TV shows.
Dave Lee / BBC:
UK ISPs agree to begin sending out warnings to customers who pirate content from next year  —  Deal to combat piracy in UK with ‘alerts’ is imminent  —  The agreement has been more than four years in the making  —  BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media will send “educational” letters to customers believed to be downloading illegally.
Richard Sandomir / New York Times:
NBC's Olympic TV Deal Accounts for Advances in Technology  —  Eighteen years ago, there was no certainty that we would be watching sports and movies on little mobile screens or that outfits like Netflix would engage us by streaming series a season at a time.
James Barron / New York Times:
Enquirer changes editors, plans return from Florida to lower Manhattan  —  The Enquirer Is Returning to Where It All Started  —  “Michael Douglas Marked for Death!!”  “Angelina Walks In on Brad & Jen.”  “Space Platform Circling Mars — Living Creatures May Be Aboard.”
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Annabel Symington / Wall Street Journal:
Pakistan Declines to Renew Visas of Indian Journalists  —  ISLAMABAD—Pakistan has declined to renew the visas of the only two Indian journalists based there, according to a government official.  The two have been told they must leave the country within a week, people familiar with the matter said.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Marc Andreessen annotates on News Genius a 1994 NPR memo about the internet  —  Marc Andreessen annotates that NPR Internet memo  —  Internet pioneer Marc Andreessen has, with others, annotated NPR's much-shared “Internet is coming to NPR!” memo on News Genius, the news-annotation site attached …
Discussion: @lererventures
Michael Kranish / The Boston Globe:
Facebook's push of “related articles” to users without checking credibility draws fire  —  A surprise awaited Facebook users who recently clicked on a link to read a story about Michelle Obama's encounter with a 10-year-old girl whose father was jobless.  —  Facebook responded to the click …
Discussion: @peteskomoroch and @kegill, Thanks:@steverubel
Luke Westaway / CNET:
Netflix price hike is $1 extra per month, £1 in UK and €1 in Europe  —  The new, higher price only affects new subscribers, the streaming service says, with existing Netflix customers exempt from paying extra for two years.  —  Netflix  —  Netflix has issued the first details …
Roberto Baldwin / The Next Web:
Hoopla app streams videos, music, and audiobooks from your local library  —  Accessing the multimedia available at your local library no longer requires leaving the house.  All you need is the Hoopla app.  But, you'll still need a library card.  —  The Hoopla app grants instant access …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Twitter backtracks, will provide full data to companies highlighting tweets for TV, even if they work with Facebook  —  Twitter Reverses Course, Decides to Play Nicely with Facebook, TV Networks  —  Twitter has decided to get along with Facebook, after all.  —  At least when it comes to displaying posts on TV.
Ryan Nakashima / Associated Press:
Dish aims to launch Web TV service by year's end  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dish says it plans to launch its Internet-delivered TV service by year's end on mobile devices, game consoles and smart TVs for about $20 to $30 a month.  It will contain live sports, entertainment and children's programming.
Discussion: Forbes and Hollywood Reporter
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
News-specs?  CNN wants citizen journalists to contribute via Google Glass  —  CNN's iReport is probably about as mainstream a citizen journalist platform as you'll find, giving budding hacks a genuine conduit for making it into the mainstream media.  Indeed, CNN producers monitor the contributions …
Discussion: CNN, SlashGear, ZDNet and Glass Almanac
 
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Jihii Jolly / Columbia Journalism Review:
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Steven Perlberg / Wall Street Journal:
TV Networks, Advertisers at Odds Over How to Count Viewers
Gina Hall / Bizwomen:
With “Lean In” collection, Getty Images finds that photos of real women sell
Todd Spangler / Variety:
E! Harvests Instagram for Celeb-Photo Tracker on TV, Online
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Books offset newspaper losses at News Corp posting 14% revenue increase, e-book revs up 46%
Discussion: Variety and Media & Entertainment
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
The late Michael Hastings' last book is his debut novel
John McDermott / Digiday:
Why media buyers are still wary of Tumblr ads
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Amir Efrati / The Information:
Comcast Plots Big Push in Web Video Ads
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Yahoo, News Distribution Network deal stalled, next video target could be YouTube network Fullscreen
Discussion: bizjournals
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
New US policy bans national-security employees from citing news reports based on leaks
Chris Hall / Pocket-lint:
Sony Reader Store to close on 16 June, Kobo to supply Reader and Xperia device content
Matthew Moskovciak / CNET:
NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts channel coming to Roku later this month
 

 
From Techmeme:

Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Symantec uncovers Regin, a trojan likely built by a nation-state, which has spied on businesses and governments since 2008

Wall Street Journal:
Samsung considers reorg placing mobile division under co-CEO B.K. Yoon, who oversees TV and home appliance business

Matt Brian / Engadget:
BT is in talks to buy back O2

 
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