U.S. Probes Cable for Limits on Net Video — WASHINGTON—The Justice Department is conducting a wide-ranging antitrust investigation into whether cable companies are acting improperly to quash nascent competition from online video, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Julia Boorstin / Media Money with Julia Boorstin: Why Pay TV Providers Are Under Investigation
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: Cable companies get a DoJ inquiry, will cord cutters get a respite?
Doug Halonen / The Wrap: Watchdog Groups Love Justice Dept.'s Data-Cap Probe - Cable Industry, Not So Much
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Report: DOJ Probing Cable Over Online Video Tactics
John Eggerton / Multichannel: Public Knowledge Confirms It Sought DOJ Investigation of Cable Ops, Data Caps
Mario Aguilar / Gizmodo: Report: The Feds Are Investigating Cable Companies Over Data Caps
Todd Spangler / Multichannel News: Eric Holder, Cord-Cutter?
Alyssa Rosenberg / ThinkProgress: How A Justice Department Investigation Could Shake Up The Cable Television Model
Richard Stalker / WebProNews: Justice Dept. To Investigate Cable Companies
Will Richmond / VideoNuze Analysis: Here's The REAL Problem DOJ Should Be Focusing On In Its New Cable Probe
Sean Hollister / The Verge: DOJ probe investigates whether cable companies are unfairly capping online video
Jon Fingas / Engadget: DOJ looking into whether Comcast, other TV giants are unfairly (knee)capping Hulu, Netflix
Erik Gruenwedel / Home Media Magazine: Report: Justice Dept. Investigating Cable Online Video Access
Steven Musil / CNET: Justice Department probes Internet video data caps
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Why the Feds' Cable Probe Means More Expensive Web Video for You — The Department of Justice is looking at the way Comcast and the rest of the cable industry deal with broadband and online video. So what does that mean for you? — Higher broadband bills — at least if you plan on streaming a lot of online video.
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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
CNN Is Ending John King's Political Show — The ailing cable news channel CNN on Wednesday abruptly ended “John King, USA,” its 6 p.m. political news program. — The program will be replaced at the end of the month by “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” which will expand from two hours long to three hours.
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Dylan Byers / Politico: How John King compares to Al Sharpton
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: All Wolf, All The Time | Rotten Apple | New Web
Chuck Ross / TVWeek.com: CNN Axes Nightly Show, Tweaks Evening Lineup
John Hudson / The Atlantic Wire: The Secret to ‘Ailing’ CNN's Success
Eyder Peralta / NPR: CNN Is Canceling Politics Show ‘John King, USA’
Tim Baysinger / Broadcasting & Cable: CNN to End John King's Political Show
Michael Massing / CJR: How far can CNN sink?
Sara Bibel / TVbytheNumbers: CNN Cancels ‘John King’ USA
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine: Wolf Blitzer's Situation Room Getting Even Longer
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: CNN Cancels ‘John King USA’
Tim Molloy / The Wrap: CNN Cancels ‘John King, USA’
Noah Rothman / Mediaite: CNN Cancelling John King, USA At The End Of June
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why traditional media should be afraid of Twitter — As we've mentioned a number of times, Twitter has been gradually tip-toeing further and further into the media business for some time now. It has already become a real-time newswire for many, a source of breaking news and commentary on live events …
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Barry Silverstein / ReveNews: Advertising Drives Twitter Into the Future
Ross Neumann / RGN: Twitter Wants To Put Social Media Editors Out Of Business
Mike Giglio / The Daily Beast:
Previously Unpublished Documents Show Piers Morgan Under Fire — Piers Morgan, the primetime CNN host and former British tabloid editor, has a reputation as a brash and freewheeling newsman who doesn't back down from authority, trades in celebrity gossip and is unafraid to offend.
Discussion: The Wrap, Guardian, The Daily Dish, Guy Fawkes' blog, Chickaboomer and Newsweek
Roy Greenslade / Guardian: What Piers Morgan told investigators about the City Slickers scandal
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish: Piers Morgan, Post-Modernist
Kevin Morris / Daily Dot:
Reddit bans “The Atlantic,” “Businessweek,” others in major anti-spam move — Reddit just dropped the banhammer. — As of today, more than a half-dozen prominent websites have been banned from the massively popular link-sharing site, including digital publishing heavyweights The Atlantic and PhysOrg.
Discussion: Mixed Media, Betabeat, The Next Web, tumblr.thefjp.org and Mashable!
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Reddit Bans The Atlantic, Businessweek In Anti-Spam Crusade
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Reddit utterly bans The Atlantic, Business Week and others in move to limit spam
Freedom paper tells reporter to remove LAT story from Facebook wall — After it was announced that Aaron Kushner's group was buying the Orange County Register and other Freedom Communications papers, a journalist at Freedom's Colorado Springs Gazette posted this on his Facebook wall:
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter: Why your news organization's social media policy may be illegal
Huffington Post UK:
Alex Salmond: ‘The Observer Accessed My Bank Account’ — Scottish first minister Alex Salmond has claimed that his bank account was accessed by The Observer newspaper. Giving evidence to the Leveson inquiry into press ethics, the SNP leader said a journalist for the paper told …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
State Department speaks out on Amazon Kindle deal — On Monday, I reported that the U.S. State Department was signing a $16.5 million agreement with Amazon to provide Kindles, content and service for overseas English language programs. Yesterday I was able to get on the phone …
Charlie Warzel / Adweek:
CNBC and Yahoo Finance Announce Content Partnership — Effective immediately, CNBC and Yahoo will be teaming up to jointly distribute content and programming across their networks. For the financial news world, this partnership marries the largest financial broadcaster …
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Andrea Morabito / Multichannel: CNBC, Yahoo Form Content Alliance
Daniel Gross / Yahoo! Finance: Yahoo!, CNBC Form Online Alliance
Brian Stelter / New York Times: CNBC and Yahoo Finance Expand Partnership to Online Video
Carl Marcucci / Radio & Television Business Report: CNBC, Yahoo! Finance sign alliance
Adario Strange / PC Magazine: Yahoo Finance, CNBC Ink Video, Content Deal
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: CNBC, Yahoo! Partner Up On Financial News
Steven Musil / CNET: Yahoo, CNBC form content-sharing partnership
Jennifer Saba / Reuters: Yahoo and CNBC form content partnership
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Mark Cuban puts $500,000 investment into immersive video startup, Condition One — Danfung Dennis spent the last decade working as a photo-journalist and filmaker in some of the world's most dangerous places, shooting war footage that appeared in Newsweek and The New York Times and directing …
Gleb Bryanski / Reuters:
Russian top investigator threatens reporter, paper says — (Reuters) - A Russian newspaper editor said on Wednesday he had ordered a prominent reporter to leave the country after he received death threats from the country's chief investigator. — Dmitry Muratov, editor-in-chief of Novaya Gazeta …
Alexander Bastrykin / en.ria.ru: Russia's Top Investigator Accused of Death Threats