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6:50 PM ET, March 29, 2014

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Emerging Technology From the arXiv:
The Evolution of Automated Breaking News Stories  —  A Google engineer has developed an algorithm that spots breaking news stories on the Web and illustrates them with pictures.  And it is now filing its first stories on Twitter.  —  Breaking news stories are one of the driving forces for online media.
Discussion: @mathewi
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Vijaya Gadde / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter wins Turkish court case overturning take-down order of account, but service still blocked
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEightDataLab:
FiveThirtyEight admits issues with climate-science article, will commission rebuttal  —  FiveThirtyEight to Commission Response to Disputed Climate Article  —  FiveThirtyEight relaunched less than two weeks ago.  It's been a heck of a learning experience.
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
FiveThirtyEight Apologizes On Behalf Of Controversial Climate Science Writer  —  NEW YORK — Two prominent climate scientists say Roger Pielke Jr., a controversial writer at Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight site, sent emails threatening possible legal action in response to their criticism of his findings for the data-driven news site.
Robert Kolker / New York Magazine:
How NBCUniversal Killed DailyCandy  —  Dany Levy, the founder of DailyCandy, the addictive and once wildly successful shopping e-newsletter and website, was boarding a plane to Mexico when she heard her creation was being shut down by its current owner, NBCUniversal, along with Television Without Pity …
Discussion: @thestalwart and @jeffjarvis
Hilmar Schmundt / Spiegel Online:
How Copyright Laws Keep E-Books Locked Up  —  Many publishing houses don't allow their products to be lent out by digital libraries for fear of piracy.  Articles and books by researchers are also affected.  Readers are the ones who have to pay the price.  —  When the German author Johann …
Stephen Franklin / The Big Roundtable:
Veteran journalist recalls Beirut in 1982 and reflects how the Internet is changing Arab world  —  The Light in Beirut  —  Up against a wall, waiting to die on a late afternoon in August 1982, a journalist's life stops and then starts over.  —  Bright, bright light.  So bright it blinds me.
Discussion: @lpintak
Robert Andrews / Beet.TV:
Huffington Post CEO Maymann: “HuffPost Live” Nears Break Even, Eyeing Global Expansion  —  LONDON — Nearly two years after launching, HuffPost Live, Huffington Post's effort to reinvent rolling TV news, is on the verge of breaking even, says HuffPost's CEO.
Re/code:
Yahoo tries to lure YouTube stars with better ad rates for new video service  —  Ready for Marissa's Closeup?  Yahoo Is Considering Creating Its Own YouTube (And Poaching YouTube Stars).  —  Google-owned YouTube hasn't had a serious competitor for years.
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Designer Craig Mod launches Hi, an experiment in iterative writing and networked journalism  —  The internet and the social web have transformed almost every pursuit that humans can engage in, and writing is clearly high on that list.  But despite all of the advancements in distribution …
Discussion: @jcstearns
Dylan Byers / Politico:
New York Times names Jake Silverstein as Magazine editor  —  Texas Monthly editor-in-chief Jake Silverstein has been hired to serve as editor of The New York Times Magazine, two sources with knowledge of his hiring told POLITICO.  Times executive editor Jill Abramson is expected to announce …
Joseph Ax / Reuters:
U.S. judge OKs class action in e-book suit against Apple  —  (Reuters) - A federal judge in New York granted class certification on Friday to a group of consumers who sued Apple Inc for conspiring with five major publishers to fix e-book prices in violation of antitrust law.
Discussion: TeleRead, MacRumors and AppleInsider
 
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