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4:56 PM ET, February 5, 2014

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Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
In Q4, Pandora posts highest profit as public company  —  The Internet's biggest radio service had its biggest quarterly earnings since its IPO in 2011, but investors were dismayed that the windfall would be short-lived, based on Pandora's Q1 loss forecast.  —  Pandora Media …
Discussion: Business Insider and Pandora
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cnbc.com:
Twitter skids 13% on user growth, but earnings beat
Discussion: Lost Remote
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter beats earnings expectations, but stock slides as user growth plateaus
Jeremy Hodges / Bloomberg:
News Corp. Paper Made 6,813 Phone-Hacking Calls in 2 Years  —  News Corp. (NWSA) journalists and a private investigator employed by the company's News of the World tabloid made 6,813 calls targeting 282 voice mails during 2005 and 2006, according to billing data analyzed by police.
Discussion: London News and Yorkshire Post
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:   Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson and others may not know fate until summer
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Phone-hacking jury sees letter exposing Brooks and Coulson affair
Discussion: @guardian
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Times May Publish Response from Woody Allen on Dylan Farrow's Accusations  —  Woody Allen has asked for, and may get, a chance to respond — in an Op-Ed piece in The Times — to a recent column and blog by Nicholas Kristof in which the filmmaker's adopted daughter detailed her memories of his sexually abusing her.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Post's Marty Baron responds to the departure of three more Wonkbloggers  —  Washington Post's Brad Plumer, Sarah Kliff Joining Ezra Klein's Vox Venture  —  NEW YORK — The Washington Post's Brad Plumer and Sarah Kliff are joining Ezra Klein's new venture to be launched with Vox Media …
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Ken Kurson / The New York Observer:
The Tyranny and Lethargy of the Times Editorial Page  —  Reporters in ‘semi-open revolt’ against Andrew Rosenthal  —  IT'S WELL KNOWN AMONG THE SMALL WORLD of people who pay attention to such things that the liberal-leaning reporters at The Wall Street Journal resent the conservative-leaning editorial page of The Wall Street Journal.
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John McDuling / Quartz:
Netflix might have more subscribers, but HBO makes more money  —  HBO, the premium cable channel behind hit shows like Girls, Game of Thrones and True Detective, just capped off a record year, according to its parent, Time Warner Inc, which reported results this morning.
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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Animated Videos, Tweets, Overseas Dispatches All Part of NBC News Digital Overhaul  —  With control of its digital properties under its sole control at long last, NBC News said it would present a radically different face for web and mobile users in the hopes of giving the NBCUniversal unit …
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Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
NBCNews.com Gets a Remake for Its Post-Microsoft Life
Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable:
The Big Bet: NBC Thinks More Digital Coverage Means Better Olympics Ratings  —  What's This?  —  NBC's last Olympics was either a rousing success or a spectacular failure, depending on who you ask.  —  The failures, as some called aspects of the coverage, were painstakingly documented …
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Ronald Grover / Reuters:   NBC boosts sports cable channel with live Olympic events
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Mail Online's rip-off practice is tawdry - but is Mike Darcey jealous of its success?  —  News UK chief executive says the website shouldn't be confused with a business based on professional journalism  —  In his sometimes combative speech yesterday, News UK's chief executive Mike Darcey waded …
Discussion: @guardian, @abeaujon and Press Gazette
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Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Guild angry at Reuters over pay snafu  —  The Newspaper Guild of New York, which represents business journalists at Reuters, sent the following letter to James Smith, the chief executive officer of Thomson Reuters:
Discussion: FishbowlNY and The Huffington Post
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Guardian hires Matt Sullivan as U.S. opinion editor  —  Matt Sullivan is leaving The New York Times to become opinion editor for The Guardian's American digital news operation, replacing a staffer who in turn left for The Times.  —  In his new role, Sullivan, 29, will corral contributors …
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
As The New York Times debuts its template for native ads, will other newspapers follow?  —  When The New York Times offered the first native ad on its website Jan. 8, reviews were mixed.  Some thought the Times offered too much of a good thing with a half-dozen disclaimers that the story-like piece was advertising.
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Big media still has plenty of muscle  —  ESPN and anchor Chris Berman drive value for Disney.  —  There may be 500 channels and almost $80 billion in advertising and subscriber revenue in the television industry, but most of that content and cash is controlled by a handful of companies.
Discussion: @latimesbiz
Re/code:
Long-Time Google Ads Exec Susan Wojcicki is YouTube's New Boss  —  Susan Wojcicki, SVP of advertising for Google, will lead its YouTube unit, sources said.  —  The news was first reported as likely by The Information late Tuesday night.  —  Wojcicki was employee No. 16 at Google …
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Guardian says News UK criticism of its business model ‘flawed argument based on flawed data’  —  Guardian News and Media has accused News UK chief executive Mike Darcey of using “flawed data to inform flawed arguments” when he criticised the group's business model yesterday.
Discussion: @leshinton
Gideon Spanier / London Evening Standard:
The media industry must measure up  —  The media business does not do a good enough job of measuring its own performance.  Newspapers and magazines have been particularly poor at producing meaningful circulation and readership figures that combine print and digital.
Ben Woods / The Next Web:
BT launches UK pay-to-own service for films, TV box sets coming soon  —  BT is now offering its YouView box-equipped TV customers the option to purchase movies aired on the service from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
 
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Cindy Boren / The Early Lead:
NFL's Thursday package of games goes to CBS
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Amazon Lays Foundation for Giant Video Advertising Business
Discussion: @zseward
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
New York Times to Debut Video ‘Channel’ Slate at NewFronts
Todd Spangler / Variety:
AwesomenessTV Hires Kelly Day as Chief Digital Officer
Tara Conlan / Guardian:
BBC considering keeping 40-year-old system after £100m DMI failure
Rachel Bartlett / Journalism.co.uk:
How the BBC and Guardian are innovating on Instagram
Discussion: @dw_akademie
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Bloomberg:
Rubicon Project Files for $100 Million Web-Advertising IPO
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