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2:00 PM ET, May 14, 2014

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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Cord cutters use 7x more bandwidth than cable TV watchers - Sandvine  —  Here's a question that may be increasingly relevant for some of you: If you don't pay for cable, and you get all your video from the Internet instead, how much bandwidth do you eat up each month?  —  Quite a bit, it turns out.
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix Remains King of Bandwidth Usage, While YouTube Declines
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Time Inc. execs line up at spinoff trough  —  As Time Inc. insiders brace for a new round of pre-spinoff layoffs that are expected to begin next week, recently unveiled numbers show the top brass at the publisher are not sharing in the pain.  —  Norman Pearlstine, the executive vice president …
Discussion: MediaWire Daily
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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Time Inc. Waves Goodbye to CNNMoney and Its Digital Profits
Discussion: @niemanlab and TVNewser
Nathalie Tadena / Wall Street Journal:
NYT Readers Spend Same Amount of Time on Paid Posts as News Stories  —  Readers of the New York Times are spending roughly the same amount of time on advertiser-sponsored posts as on news stories, according to Meredith Levien, the executive vice president of advertising for The Times.
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The New York Times has a (lovely) new cooking site … Spring is apparently new-product-launch season at the Times: Barely a month past the debut of NYT Now, along comes its new cooking site.  (In various reports over the past year, it's been referred to as a food product, a dining product …
Discussion: @jbenton
Michael Cieply / New York Times:
Sony Pictures buys film rights to Glenn Greenwald's book on Snowden and the NSA revelations  —  Sony Pictures Buys Film Rights to Book on Snowden  —  LOS ANGELES — After a long, slow haul, the film rights to Glenn Greenwald's book about Edward J. Snowden and his revelations …
Discussion: Politico and Deadline.com
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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:   Greenwald to Colbert: Next NSA story will make ‘biggest impact’
Reuters:
Le Monde editor quits after power struggle with top staff  —  Natalie Nougayrede says she is stepping down from role at French newspaper after ‘personal and direct attacks’  —  Natalie Nougayrede, the first female editor-in-chief of the prestigious French daily Le Monde …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
London Live TV company ESTV lost more than £1m in 13 months  —  New figures reveal Evening Standard owner Alexander Lebedev and his son Evgeny invested £2m to help set up service  —  The company behind the London Live TV channel has reported a loss of more than £1m …
Discussion: Press Gazette
B&T:
Newspaper mastheads up even though print readership down  —  Many of Australia's major newspapers have upped their masthead audiences, even though fewer people are reading the print editions.  —  Seven out of the ten main capital city daily newspapers increased their masthead audiences …
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Mozilla reluctantly bows to industry pressure, adopts DRM tech required to watch Netflix video  —  Mozilla holds its nose and supports DRM video in Firefox  —  Rather than lose users, open-source browser gets proprietary Adobe software for watching video from sites like Netflix.
Discussion: The Mozilla Blog
Alexis Sobel Fitts / Columbia Journalism Review:
The ‘new feminists’ of Joanna Cole's Cosmopolitan  —  When Cosmopolitan took home a National Magazine Award for public service journalism—the first ASME recognition in the magazine's almost 50-year history—the news echoed through headlines as signal of the state of things …
Discussion: The New York Observer
Dan Appenfeller / American Journalism Review:
Copy Editors Carve Niche in Digital Media Landscape  —  Abraham Hyatt saw the writing on the wall.  —  More than a year into his three-year managing editor stint at ReadWrite, a popular technology news site, Hyatt watched traffic plummet from roughly 5 million pageviews a month to less than 3 million.
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Google Makes Chromecast Available In Korea, Its First Asian Market  —  Google's Chromecast has launched in Asia for the first time-but it's currently only available in Korea.  In a post on its Asia Pacific blog, the company explained that Korea was chosen because of the country's high mobile penetration rate.
Gavin J. Blair / Hollywood Reporter:
Sony Annual Film Profit Down 1.6 Percent, Movies Partially Offset by TV  —  “After Earth” was one of the underperforming titles that hit Sony Pictures' profitability for the year  —  After hits like “Skyfall” and “The Amazing Spider-Man” in the previous year, the film arm was hit by the flops of …
Robert Andrews / Beet.TV:
Roku Adding 90+ Channels Every Month  —  Over-the-top online video and TV device maker Roku is adding more digital channels to its gadgets whilst building out an advertising business to augment its original paid video background.  —  “We're launching over 90 channels a month,” business development VP Scott Rosenberg tells Beet.TV.
Thanks:@beet_tv
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Chartbeat launches paid-content tools to help publishers get better at native advertising  —  Chartbeat CEO Tony Haile built his analytical service — originally part of New York's Betaworks incubator, but later spun off as a separate entity — because he wanted to help publishers figure …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
News of the World royal editor: I hacked Kate Middleton 155 times  —  Clive Goodman tells phone-hacking trial he himself intercepted princes' voicemails, but has never been asked about it by police  —  Kate Middleton was hacked 155 times by a reporter on the News of the World who said he snooped …
Amy Schatz / Re/code:
Letter from major ISPs urges FCC not to reclassify broadband as a utility  —  Internet Providers Strike Back on Net Neutrality  —  In a surprise to no one, Internet providers warned federal regulators that treating broadband like phone lines will stunt future investments and service upgrades.
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Reporters Without Borders:
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Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
Popcorn Time Is Now On Android  —  Hollywood's worst nightmare just went mobile.
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Emma Hall / AdAge:
WPP leads acquisitions race with 6 tech firms and 10 marketing/communications companies bought in Q1 2014
Discussion: MediaWire Daily
Bradley Campbell / PRI:
Orwellian threats caused the New York Times to spike a story on NSA spying way back in 2004
Frances Robinson / Wall Street Journal:
Google Faces Challenges in Europe After Privacy Ruling
Ishaan Tharoor / Washington Post:
RIP Camille Lepage, French photojournalist killed in Central African Republic
Johana Bhuiyan / Capital New York:
NYT photographer constructs backpack kit with 4 modems to stream photos live to the newsroom
 

 
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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Verizon's VoLTE, enabling simultaneous voice/data and HD voice, now working on iPhone 6/6 Plus, LG G2, Samsung Galaxy S5

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