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12:45 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 …
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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Time Inc. Waves Goodbye to CNNMoney and Its Digital Profits  —  When Time Inc. splits off from parent company Time Warner next month, it will also say goodbye to CNNMoney, the financial news site it ran as a joint venture with the cable network.  CNN is keeping the site in the divorce …
Discussion: TVNewser
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
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.
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
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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Dominic Rushe / Guardian:
FCC considers treating cable firms like utilities in net neutrality debate
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 …
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
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 …
Emma Hall / AdAge:
WPP leads acquisitions race with 6 tech firms and 10 marketing/communications companies bought in Q1 2014  —  WPP Leads Acquisition Trail Again to Start the Year  —  Sorrell's Group Buys More Tech Companies  —  Festival  —  Internet Week New York  —  WPP, the largest agency holding company …
Discussion: MediaWire Daily
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.
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Ben Fox Rubin / Wall Street Journal:
Gannett to buy six Texas TV stations for $215 million.  —  Gannett agreed to buy six TV stations in Texas from Dallas-based media firm London Broadcasting for $215 million, continuing Gannett's effort to push more into broadcast.
Nic Christensen / mUmBRELLA:
Mail Online soft launches Australian content as Nielsen rankings remain stable  —  The Mail Online has switched its website to largely Australian content, in what appears to be a full launch for one of the newest entrants in the Australian online news space.
 
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Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
Popcorn Time Is Now On Android  —  Hollywood's worst nightmare just went mobile.
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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Greenwald to Colbert: Next NSA story will make ‘biggest impact’
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Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Quartz pushes the experimental news envelope by using Dave Winer's outliner software
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Johana Bhuiyan / Capital New York:
NYT photographer constructs backpack kit with 4 modems to stream photos live to the newsroom
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Texas Tribune launches its new combination op-ed page/sponsored content pitch
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