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2:15 PM ET, March 7, 2014


 Top News: 
Felix Salmon:
The Satoshi Paradox  —  Newsweek wanted a scoop for its relaunch cover story, and boy did it deliver: it uncovered the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of bitcoin.  Who then promptly came out and denied everything.  Which means that one of the two is wrong: either Nakamoto …
Rob Wile / Business Insider:
A Forensics Analyst Who Worked On The Newsweek Story Explains How They Converged On Dorian Nakamoto  —  It now appears a toss-up as to whether Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto is the same Satoshi Nakamoto who created Bitcoin.  —  Newsweek reporter Leah McGrath Goodman continues to stand …
Newsweek's Statement on the Bitcoin Story  —  Leah McGrath Goodman's recent cover story for Newsweek, investigating the identity of Bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto, has generated an immense amount of international attention, including denials from Mr. Nakamoto and ad hominem criticism of Ms. Goodman's reporting and character.
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Tina Brown: 'I'm so glad I'm not the editor' of Newsweek  —  Tina Brown appeared on Bloomberg Television's “Market Makers” Friday, and the former Newsweek editor said she's supportive of the venerable title's return to print.  —  But if its big Bitcoin story turns out to be a dud, “That would be rough.
Ryan Nakashima / Associated Press:
Dorian S. Nakamoto denies he's Bitcoin founder, heard of Bitcoin 3 weeks ago
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
Newsweek Editor-in-Chief: We Stand by Our Bitcoin Story
Pursued by media, Nakamoto says “I'm not involved” with Bitcoin, then meets with AP reporter
Discussion: @jakeadelstein
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
The Guardian's Alan Rusbridger: 'It's Essential to Be Paranoid'  —  You've played piano since you were a child, and you've written about parallels between this pursuit and digital news.  Can you explain that?  Amateur music-making used to be very commonplace and was valued in its own right.
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Eric Danetz Named Publisher of Fortune  —  Fortune is getting a publisher after all: Eric Danetz.  The business title hasn't had someone in that role since 2012.  When Jed Hartman became group publisher of Time Inc.'s news and business brands that year, the publisher title was downgraded to vp of sales.
Discussion: Politico and AdAge
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Spotify Acquired Music Tech Company The Echo Nest In A $100M Deal  —  On the heels of the news yesterday that Spotify had acquired music discovery technology company Echo Nest, we now have a price for the deal: it was $100 million, with 90% of that in Spotify equity.
Spotify Said to Seek Credit Facility in Step Toward IPO
Gautham Nagesh / Wall Street Journal:
FCC to Vote March 31 on Media Ownership Rules  —  Change Could Have Major Implications on Largest Broadcast Companies  —  The Federal Communications Commission will vote later this month on a proposal to ban two or more separately owned broadcast TV stations from teaming up to negotiate retransmission fees …
Discussion: US News
David Amrani / Digiday:
Q&A with Foreign Affairs publisher Lynda Hammes about the challenges in digital  —  How Foreign Affairs learned to love digital  —  So much of the industry's attention on journalism is on the up-and-comers, the “millennial” news outlets delivering updates in bite-size, candy-coated pieces.
Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
The future of TV is coming into focus, and looks pretty great  —  The future of TV is here.  It's just not evenly distributed.  —  If it doesn't seem like the American television industry is in the middle of a dramatic transformation, that's simply because the pieces are scattered all over the place.
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
USA Today's two-year strategic overhaul gains traction  —  USA Today has probably changed more in the last two years than in its previous 30.  —  Always a circulation-driven enterprise, the paper now has a radically different audience strategy, substituting mobile app traffic …
Discussion: @larrymccormack1
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
Samsung takes another crack at streaming radio with Milk  —  But was anyone asking for a Galaxy-only music app?  —  Hot off the launch of Beats Music, does the world need yet another music streaming service?  Samsung's about to find out.  —  In January, Samsung actually shut …
Discussion: Gigaom, USA Today, 9to5Mac and TechnoBuffalo
Jeremy Barr / Poynter:
It's probably not ‘game on’ for drones, despite judge's ruling  —  A federal judge dismissed a case against a man who was fined $10,000 for operating a drone “in a careless or reckless manner” in 2011.  Does this mean news outlets can start finally start sending cameras into the skies?
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Nielsen: Americans watch 34 hours of TV a week, more with timeshifting, web, mobile  —  Reminder: You (Still) Love Your TV  —  This week's Disney/Dish deal, which might lead to a Web TV service in our lifetime, is very exciting.  But while we wait for the future to arrive …
Discussion: @pkafka
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Kim Willsher / Guardian:
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Steven Waldman / Columbia Journalism Review:
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Discussion: @stevenwaldman
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