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12:05 PM ET, May 12, 2014

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Gautham Nagesh / Wall Street Journal:
Agency Won't Let Firms Segregate Web Traffic Into Fast, Slow Lanes  —  The head of the Federal Communications Commission is revising proposed rules for regulating broadband Internet, including offering assurances that the agency won't allow companies to segregate Web traffic into fast and slow lanes.
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David Carr / New York Times:
An internet fast lane could provoke a SOPA-like backlash from Silicon Valley  —  Warnings Along F.C.C.'s Fast Lane  —  The next time the loudmouth in the next cubicle interrupts you with yet another recap of his weekend, just start talking about “net neutrality.”
Marguerite Reardon / CNET:
Al Franken discusses his opposition to Comcast-Time Warner deal and support for net neutrality  —  Al Franken's crusade to stop Comcast and save media  —  The US senator says his past as a comedian and writer gives him plenty of reasons to mistrust big media companies.
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Glenn Greenwald / Guardian:
Glenn Greenwald: the explosive day we revealed Edward Snowden's identity to the world  —  In the hours after his name became known, the entire world was searching for the NSA whistleblower, and it became vital that his whereabouts in Hong Kong remained secret.
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
At the New York Times, one-third of roughly 400 reporters are women  —  Still Talking About It: ‘Where Are the Women?’  —  Some facts, according to a recent Women's Media Center study:  —  * At the nation's 10 most widely circulated newspapers, men had 63 percent of the bylines, nearly two for every one for a woman.
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Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Apple buying Beats could radically transform the digital music business
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Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
With competition from Amazon and publishers, most book startups are unlikely to succeed  —  Apple, Amazon and the uncertain future of the book startup  —  Over the past few years, I've encountered countless startups that claim they are going to disrupt or revolutionize book publishing.
Discussion: @laurahazardowen and @tomrennie
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David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Amazon spat with Hachette over failed contract negotiations leaves authors fuming
Jason Hughes / The Wrap:
TMZ Sued for Sexual Discrimination, Wrongful Termination by Former Female Writer  —  A former writer for TMZ filed a lawsuit Friday against the company for sexual discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination.  —  The suit stated that Catherine “Taryn” Hillin …
Christopher Williams / Telegraph:
Ofcom poised to block Murdoch pay-TV move  —  communications regulator poised to obstruct any attempt by Rupert Murdoch to unite his continental pay-TV businesses with BSkyB  —  Ofcom is poised to obstruct any attempt by Rupert Murdoch to unite his continental pay-TV businesses with BSkyB …
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William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Blogger says he was advised by police to take down ‘fact check’ tweets about UKIP policies  —  A blogger has claimed two police officers visited his home to advise that he take down tweets about UKIP policies.  —  Michael Abberton, a Green Party member, was told by the two Cambridgeshire Police officers …
 
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