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3:50 AM ET, January 15, 2014

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Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
What you need to know about the court decision that just struck down net neutrality  —  The principle behind the phrase “net neutrality” is that internet service providers of all kinds should treat data flowing over the open internet equally, without giving preferential treatment to data from one provider or platform.
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Tom Wheeler / Official FCC Blog:
Ensuring an Open Internet Now and for the Future
Discussion: @tomwheelerfcc
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Court strikes down FCC's net neutrality rules, agency may appeal
Desiree Everts / Idea Lab:
Knight News Challenge Winners: Health Care Meets Big Data  —  The Knight Foundation today announced the latest winners of its News Challenge grantees.  This latest round focused on health data and included projects from youth counseling via text messaging to chemical analysis tools and connecting communities with local health services.
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Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
With Knight funding, Solutions Journalism Network wants to grow reporting on positive results in health reporting  —  The Solutions Journalism Network wants to help newsrooms change how they report on problems in the community.  As its name would imply, it wants to outlets find ways to report on solutions …
Erik Wemple:
Politico's Mike Allen gives flattering coverage to Roger Ailes and Fox News  —  Politico's Mike Allen and Fox News PR  —  In Sunday's edition of “Playbook,” Politico's Mike Allen included a massive excerpt of the new biography of Fox News chief Roger Ailes by journalist Gabriel Sherman …
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Washington Post, Politico Editors To Meet After Bombshell Mike Allen Reports (UPDATE: Allen Speaks Out)  —  NEW YORK — Politico editor-in-chief John Harris and chief executive Jim VandeHei are expected to visit The Washington Post on Wednesday to discuss the paper's recent scrutiny …
David Gelles / DealBook:
How Much Time Warner May Be Worth to a Suitor  —  Charter Communications says it is offering a full price for Time Warner Cable.  At $132.50 a share, its proposal amounts to a 40 percent premium above where Time Warner Cable's stock was trading in June, before rumors of a deal surfaced.
Discussion: ZDNet
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Erik Gruenwedel / Home Media Magazine:
Blockbuster Sells Mexican Subsidiary  —  Blockbuster LLC Jan. 14 said it has completed the sale of Blockbuster Mexico to Grupo Elektra, a company owned by Grupo Salinas, which itself owns businesses in the television industry, telecommunications, banking and financial markets.
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
Howard Kurtz Lied About Business Ties To Fox News Contributor  —  Fox News anchor Howard Kurtz has repeatedly claimed, most famously during a live interrogation on CNN, that his relationship with Fox News contributor Lauren Ashburn amounted to a “limited venture” for which the MediaBuzz host …
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
Viacom to launch customizable kids' TV channel, My Nick Jr., on Verizon FiOS  —  Viacom to Launch Customized Kids' TV Channel  —  My Nickelodeon Junior to Combine Elements of Streaming Services Pandora and Netflix  —  Viacom Inc. plans to launch a children's TV channel in the U.S …
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Fox Taps the Lonely Island to Develop TV Shows Via Digital Platforms  —  Andy Samberg comedy troupe joins ADHD, Wigs in Kevin Reilly's stable of online incubators  —  Fox is extending its efforts to mine the next generation of TV hits on digital platforms, inking comedy troupe the Lonely Island to an “alternative” development deal.
Discussion: Splitsider
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Time Inc. hires CTO from Amazon, and in 2013 made offer of less than $200m for Forbes  —  As It Preps for Spinoff, Time Inc. Hires CTO from Amazon  —  As it gets ready to say goodbye to Time Warner, Time Inc. has brought in someone with digital chops to the top of the company's org chart …
Steve Donohue / FierceCable:
Dish Network CEO weighs in on broadband wireless, virtual cable, pay TV consolidation  —  with Joseph Clayton, President & CEO, Dish Network … FierceCable: Sony announced that it plans to test a virtual cable product later this year.  Is that something Dish would like to do as well?
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Snowden to Join Board of Press Freedom Foundation  —  Washington — Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor whose leaks of secret documents set off a national and global debate about government spying, is joining the board of a nonprofit organization co-founded by Daniel Ellsberg …
Mitch Stoltz / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
To Safeguard the Public Domain (and the Public Interest), Fix Copyright's Crazy Penalties  —  What if a single parking ticket carried a fine of up to a year's salary?  What if there were no way to know consistently how much the fine would be before you got it?
Michael J. De La Merced / DealBook:
Oyster, a Start-Up for E-Reading, Raises $14 Million  —  With Netflix soaring, investors are betting that a start-up based on the same business model — but for e-books — will succeed as well.  —  Oyster, which gives customers access to more than 100,000 books for $10 a month, has raised $14 million in a new round of financing.
Liz Gannes / Re/code:
Infographic-on-Demand Site Visually Gets $8.1 Million More  —  Visually, an online market for infographics and other visual content, has raised $8.1 million in Series A funding led by Crosslink Capital, a round that had been previously partially disclosed.  The company says it has 100,000 creatives …
Discussion: TechCrunch and VentureBeat
 
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Reuters:
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Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Financial Times launches Samsung Smart TV app
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Dean Starkman / Columbia Journalism Review:
Study shows decline in news quality at Times-Picayune since shift to digital, cut in print schedule
Discussion: Poynter
Darren Boyle / Press Gazette:
Daily Mail announces deal with talkSPORT radio