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1:40 AM ET, May 11, 2014

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Bloomberg:
Murdoch Said to Seek $14 Billion Deal to Combine Satellite Units  —  Rupert Murdoch is pursuing a long-awaited transaction that would transform British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc (BSY) into a European satellite-TV giant while also leaving his U.S.-based 21st Century Fox Inc. focused on entertainment programming.
Bill Carter / New York Times:
Larry Wilmore to Take Place of Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central  —  What comes after “The Colbert Report”?  —  On Comedy Central it will be “The Minority Report” and the host will be the “Senior Black Correspondent” from “The Daily Show” — otherwise known as Larry Wilmore.
Dan Gillmor / Guardian:
The best way to protest net neutrality's end is with an Internet-wide slowdown  —  It's time to take a page from the SOPA protests and show Americans what a slower Internet would really look like  —  The head of the Federal Communications Commission, former cable and wireless industry lobbyist Tom Wheeler …
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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.
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Apple buying Beats could radically transform the digital music business  —  There are still many unknowns about Apple's reported acquisition of headphone maker Beats Audio, but one thing is already certain: The deal, if it goes through as reported, is going to be a game changer for digital music.
Discussion: Om Malik and New York Times
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Wall Street Journal:
Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine expected to take on senior roles at Apple as part of Beats acquisition
Casey Newton / The Verge:
What Apple is really buying with Beats
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Amazon spat with Hachette over failed contract negotiations leaves authors fuming  —  Writers Feel an Amazon-Hachette Spat  —  The world's biggest bookstore is a bit smaller these days.  —  Amazon's secret campaign to discourage customers from buying books by Hachette …
Discussion: @kreissdaniel and Forbes
Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable:
Why CNN Is Obsessed With Flight 370: ‘The Audience Has Spoken’  —  CNN's near-constant coverage of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has led to widespread derision and critique of the network.  How can a strategy ridiculed by critics, media watchers and even President Barack Obama …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Circa, NRCQ, and News Republic show three different approaches to mobile news  —  The newsonomics of three cracks at the mobile news puzzle  —  Mobile first.  Two devilishly simple words that, at this point, tell us so little.  —  By now, it's common knowledge that most companies producing digital news …
Jon Erlichman / Bloomberg:
Time Warner Said to Hold Talks to Buy Fullscreen Network  —  Time Warner Inc. (TWX) has held talks to acquire Fullscreen Inc., one of the popular YouTube video networks, a person with knowledge of the matter said.  —  Time Warner joins Yahoo! Inc. and Relativity Media LLC in looking at Fullscreen …
Discussion: Re/code
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.
Tim Peterson / AdAge:
These Are the TV Shows More Popular Among Cord-Cutters  —  Cord-Cutters More Likely to Visit NBC.com Than Average Internet User, Per Experian Survey  —  Festival  —  Internet Week New York  —  People who cancel their cable TV subscriptions may not miss their monthly bills …
Discussion: @adage and @tdechant
Ben Woods / The Next Web:
Yahoo's 18-year-old prodigy Nick D'Aloisio on how the future of digital news lies in the past  —  Yesterday, Yahoo announced that its “atomized” news digest was being made available on Android, and in virtually every market in which Yahoo is active.  —  It's a bold move for a product …
 
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Suzanne Perry / The Chronicle of Philanthropy:
NPR's New CEO Takes Over as Radio Adjusts to the Digital Age
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Twitter backtracks, will provide full data to companies highlighting tweets for TV, even if they work with Facebook
Discussion: @chrismessina
James Barron / New York Times:
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Marc Andreessen annotates on News Genius a 1994 NPR memo about the internet
Discussion: @lererventures
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
News-specs? CNN wants citizen journalists to contribute via Google Glass
Discussion: CNN, ZDNet, SlashGear and Glass Almanac
Bill Chappell / NPR:
NPR Names Jarl Mohn As Its New CEO And President