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7:40 PM ET, April 10, 2014


 Top News: 
Michael Calderone / Huffington Post:
Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras Returning To U.S. For First Time Since Snowden Revelations  —  NEW YORK — Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, two American journalists who have been at the forefront of reporting on documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden …
Vindu Goel / New York Times:
Twitter and Facebook Wield Little Influence on TV Watching  —  Listen to executives at Twitter and Facebook talk about how we watch television and you might walk away thinking that Americans are chattering nonstop on the social networks while watching their favorite shows.
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
CNN Chief Jeff Zucker: The Interview Show Is Not a Viable Genre  —  “There are just too many outlets with not enough big gets for a pure talk show to thrive any longer,” said the CNN Worldwide president in introducing a slate of original series and films for the 9 p.m. slot previously occupied by Larry King and Piers Morgan.
Discussion: @richardgrenell and @huffpostmedia
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
CNNx lets you watch only the news you care about  —  Since you're here, we figure you're pretty comfortable in using the internet to get your news.  CNN has noticed that trend as well, and is making the jump to the next generation with CNNx.  Initially available as an update for CNN's iPad app …
Discussion: CNN, and Adweek
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Why Business Insider lets its reporters fly on sources' dimes  —  Henry Blodget isn't one to be a slave to convention.  After his crash as a financial analyst, he built Business Insider into a site topping 25 million uniques on a mix of click-bait and in-depth executive profiles.
Discussion: @ryanchittum and Talking Biz News
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
News of the World boss denies trying to keep Mulcaire ‘sweet’ with payments  —  Kuttner tells Old Bailey he was advised to continue paying after investigator was charged with phone hacking related offences  —  The former managing editor of the News of the World, Stuart Kuttner …
Discussion: mUmBRELLA
Stephen Colbert To Succeed Letterman On ‘Late Night’  —  Don't Miss This  —  Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.  —  CHICAGO (CBS) — CBS announced on Thursday that Stephen Colbert will succeed David Letterman on “Late Night.”
Daren Butler / Reuters:
Turkey keeps YouTube block despite court rulings  —  (Reuters) - Turkish authorities defied court orders and reaffirmed a ban on YouTube imposed after the posting of illicit recordings of top secret security talks that was cited by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan as part of a “dirty campaign” to topple him.
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Amazon Acquires Digital Comic Book Service Comixology  —  Amazon has just announced that they will acquire comiXology, a service that offers digital versions of comics from Marvel, DC, and many others.  —  If you've never used it, it's probably easiest to think of comiXology as a sort of iTunes for comic books.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
YouTube Hurts Music Album Sales, Research Finds  —  In recent years many academics have researched the link between Internet piracy and the revenues of the major music labels, with varying results.  Some have concluded that there is no adverse impact of piracy on sales, others argue that there's a moderate negative relation.
Discussion: Softpedia News
AbcnewsPr / ABC News:
James Goldston Named President of ABC News  —  Ben Sherwood sent the following note to ABC News staff this morning announcing that James Goldston will be the next President of ABC News.  —  As my partner these past three years, James Goldston has helped lead ABC News to new heights.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Aereo available to Google Chromecast users on Android starting May 29  —  Aereo Coming to Google Chromecast  —  Aereo, facing a showdown with broadcasters at the U.S. Supreme Court over its TV-streaming service, will be adding support for Google's Chromecast adapter as another option …
Sam Thielman / Adweek:
Hulu's Head of Development Exits: Charlotte Koh leaves as NewFronts presentation nears  —  Hulu's head of original programming development, Charlotte Koh, is leaving the company.  —  No details around the departure were provided by Hulu, and the exit is puzzling especially given the timing.
Patrick Kingsley / Guardian:
Video evidence used against al-Jazeera journalists filmed by other networks  —  Peter Breste and two other journalists still denied bail in Egypt after evidence shown in trial includes video of trotting horse  —  Three al-Jazeera journalists detained in Egypt said they are being held arbitrarily …
Discussion: @spikefodder and @tomgara
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Last press council in U.S. will close next month  —  “It's a fragile existence,” John Hamer, the executive director and chair of the Washington News Council, told me the last time we spoke.  —  It was August of 2012, and the WNC had just received its final grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Charter Weighs Consequences of Bidding War for Time Warner Cable  —  Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) has Charter Communications Inc. (CHTR) caught in a bind.  —  Nearly two months after Comcast trumped its bid for Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC), Charter is still debating whether to compete for the New York-based cable provider.
Discussion: @jcmccracken, @srabil and BuzzFeed
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Analyzing Comcast's argument for taking over Time Warner Cable
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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Maker Studios' Ex-CEO Danny Zappin Aims to Delay Disney's $500 Million Acquisition
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Following Spotify, Deezer Goes Freemium On Mobile
Discussion: Gigaom, DEEZER and The Next Web
Jeanine Poggi / AdAge:
Twitter-Tastic HLN Upfront: Twitter Partnership, Nightly Social Media Show
Discussion: Lost Remote
Christine Dobby / Financial Post:
CBC to slash 657 full-time jobs over 2 years as broadcaster adjusts to future without sports
Discussion: Reuters
Alan D. Mutter / Editor and Publisher:
How Skift uses data for a digital publishing business with well-established revenue streams
Rem Rieder / USA Today:
Aaron Kushner prepares for next week's launch of the Los Angeles Register
Discussion: @laregisternews and @latams
 Earlier Picks: 
John Plunkett / Guardian:
BBC must tackle complacency over the way it spends licence fee, say MPs
Discussion: Press Gazette
Alison Langley / Columbia Journalism Review:
An English-language news site in Sweden is expanding across the continent
Discussion: The Local
Jack Gillum / Associated Press:
Obama administration will probe whether ZunZuneo, or “Cuban Twitter,” sent political messages