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4:25 AM ET, January 29, 2014

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Sarah Wheaton / New York Times:
Rep. Michael Grimm Threatens an NY1 Reporter  —  The Staten Island lawmaker can be heard telling Michael Scotto, a reporter for NY1, “I'll break you in half” in footage broadcast by the network.
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
Lance Ulanoff Out As Editor Of Mashable  —  Lance Ulanoff, former editor-in-chief of PCMag.com, has been moved to an editor-at-large and chief correspondent position at Mashable, effectively removing him from the EIC position at that title.  —  A source close to the move said Jim Roberts …
Discussion: @jimhanas and Talking Biz News
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Johana Bhuiyan / Capital New York:
Mashable expands into climate reporting
Discussion: @mashable
Elise Hu / NPR:
Obama's State Of The Union, Playing On A Second Screen Near You … Viewership is declining.  Washington seems increasingly dysfunctional and irrelevant to the daily lives of Americans.  The presidency isn't the bully pulpit it used to be.  —  In an age of social media and divided audiences …
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Mike Isaac / Re/code:
Medium, Evan Williams's Post-Twitter Media Startup, Raises $25 Million Round  —  Medium is about to become large.  —  The collaborative publishing startup has just closed a $25 million round of financing, the company confirmed, marking its first major funding raise since it launched a little more than a year ago.
Alison Frankel / Reuters:
The novel legal issues in Tarantino's copyright suit vs Gawker  —  I don't usually cover the same cases as TMZ and Entertainment Weekly, but Quentin Tarantino's copyright complaint against Gawker, filed Monday in federal court in Los Angeles, could well turn out to be one of those extremely …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Businessweek
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Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Is Shutting Down IntoNow, Nearly Three Years After Acquisition  —  IntoNow — the second-screen app that Yahoo bought in the spring of 2011, just 12 weeks after its launch — is being shut down by its parent company.  As of last week, IntoNow was taken off the Apple App Store and Google Play …
Discussion: Variety
Robin Wauters / Tech.eu:
The Kernel acquired by The Daily Dot publisher; founder and editor Milo Yiannopoulos to move on  —  UK publication The Kernel, the self-described “Internet tabloid” founded by journalist and entrepreneur Milo Yiannopoulos in 2011, has been acquired by Daily Dot Media, publisher of online newspaper The Daily Dot.
Quentin Hardy / NYT Bits:
Jason Calacanis Shoots for Human Moments in News Feeds  —  This must be the fastest-moving month in the history of new media.  The latest entrant features yet one more familiar face.  —  On Tuesday, Jason Calacanis, who was involved in Web publishing early in its dot-com days, started Inside.com …
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Staci D. Kramer / Nieman Journalism Lab:
“I see this as the next CNN”: Jason Calacanis' Inside.com aims to solve news on mobile devices
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Q4 2013 Earnings Slide 6% To $1.27B On EPS Of $0.46, Display Ads Down 6%  —  Yahoo today reported its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2013, where it reported GAAP revenues of $1.27 billion and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.46.  Excluding traffic acquisition costs, revenues were $1.2 billion.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
First Look Media Rethinking Newsroom Structure Ahead Of Launch  —  NEW YORK — After a couple months on the job, Eric Bates doesn't yet have a title at First Look Media.  —  “We're all working very collaboratively now,” Bates said in an interview with The Huffington Post.  “We're not worried about titles or positions.
Discussion: Mediawire Daily
Guardian:
Mark Thompson to face MPs again over failed £99m Digital Media Initiative  —  Maragret Hodges, MP who chairs public accounts committee, calls saga ‘catalogue of how not to run a major programme’  —  Mark Thompson is to face more questioning by MPs about his time in charge of the BBC next week …
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Stacey Higginbotham / Gigaom:
The FCC will monitor peering fights to ensure innovation prevails  —  The chairman of the FCC struggles with his Netflix stream too.  In a conversation with me at the State of the Net conference in Washington DC, Chairman Tom Wheeler expressed the same frustrations with his Netflix streams …
Discussion: @zseward, TheHill and Re/code
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Journalists offer different perspectives on what to do with audience data  —  Younger staff in The Atlantic newsroom have a knack for sourcing their stories through social media, and getting them read that way, too, J.J. Gould, executive editor at TheAtlantic.com, said Monday morning at the Poynter Institute.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Sue Douglas leaves Trinity Mirror as People.co.uk closes  —  Company says Sunday People's first dedicated seven-day digital version did not hit expected traffic targets  —  Sue Douglas, hired seven months ago to take charge of Trinity Mirror's Sunday People, is leaving the company …
Discussion: @marksweney, @flashboy and @buzzfeedben
Simon Thomsen / Business Insider:
Former News Corp Australia CEO Kim Williams Wins $95,000 From Fairfax In Defamation Case  —  It was a very juicy, very Sydney story, involving the Opera House, a posh restaurant, the former CEO of News Corp Australia and raised tempers - the sort of scuttlebutt the city thrives on.
Discussion: mUmBRELLA, Crikey and TheAustralian
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Comcast CEO: NBC Turnaround Is Happening ‘Faster’ Than Anticipated  —  UPDATED: Brian Roberts says “the turnaround in broadcast is happening even faster than we had anticipated” and touts record Winter Olympics ad sales for the Games in Sochi, but the firm wouldn't comment on possible cable sector consolidation.
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
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Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
The Netflix of kids' books? Epic launches on iPad for $9.99/month
Discussion: VentureBeat and Publishers Weekly
Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
TV Stations in Los Angeles to Share a Channel to Free Up Spectrum
L.A. Ross / The Wrap:
Fox News' Roger Ailes Biographer Gabriel Sherman Rebuts Criticism of Sourcing, Defends Reporting
Richard Horgan / FishbowlNY:
Matthew Garrahan to become Financial Times global media editor
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Business Insider investing in paid content, expanding BI Intelligence unit
Discussion: Business Insider and @lmoses
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Alexandra Steigrad / WWD:
More Layoffs to Hit Time Inc.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
How Russia Is Censoring Reporting On Sochi Olympics Controversies
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
Comcast in talks to license technology to Cox -sources
Discussion: CNET