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10:00 AM ET, April 23, 2014

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Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
Justices test Aereo on copyright issue but raise concern about harming cloud services  —  The Supreme Court will decide the fate of Aereo, an Internet start-up that's frightening the TV industry with an old-school technology: the antenna.  Technology reporter Cecilia Kang …
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Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
The Right (And Wrong) Way To Think About How Aereo Works  —  Aereo, a service that lets users record broadcast TV shows over the internet and stream the recording to their mobile devices, is fighting for its life before the Supreme Court this week.  (My colleague J.J. Colao is there following the case.)
Discussion: New York Magazine and @mathewi
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Supreme Court quizzes Aereo: Do TV streams break the law?
Amazon.com:
Amazon and HBO Ink Exclusive Multi-Year Deal to Bring Award-Winning HBO Programming to Prime Members  —  For the first time ever, favorite HBO series like The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, The Wire, Big Love, Eastbound & Down, Oz, Band of Brothers and Deadwood, as well as early seasons …
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
NBC turnaround and Winter Olympics help lift Comcast earnings  —  Comcast's first-quarter profit increases 30% from a year earlier to $1.87 billion.  The cable giant's revenue soars 14% to $17.41 billion.  —  The Olympic Rings are silhouetted as fireworks light up the sky during …
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Gannett's broadcast revenue soars, circulation revenue slips  —  Revenue from broadcasting in Gannett's first quarter just about doubled over the same period a year earlier, the company announced in an earnings report Wednesday.  Gannett attributed the 99.5 percent rise in broadcast revenue …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Andy Coulson denies ‘covering up’ phone hacking at News of the World  —  Paper's former editor also tells court that he did not order royal editor Clive Goodman to plead guilty after his arrest in 2006  —  Andy Coulson has denied that he “covered up” phone hacking at the News of the World …
Discussion: Associated Press
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Andy Coulson denies bullying NoW's “single rogue reporter”, Clive Goodman, who hacked phones
Discussion: @lisaocarroll
Matthew Belloni / Hollywood Reporter:
Quentin Tarantino's Gawker Lawsuit Dismissed But Can Be Refiled  —  A judge grants the website's motion to dismiss the suit over the leaked “Hateful Eight” script because the director “failed to adequately plead facts establishing direct infringement” by people who clicked on the link.
Yuras Karmanau / Associated Press:
Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine confirm they're holding Vice's Simon Ostrovsky captive  —  Pro-Russian Insurgents Hold Journalist Captive  —  DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine admitted on Wednesday that they are holding an American journalist who has not been seen since early Tuesday.
Kevin Gray / Reuters:
Music video hub Vevo monthly viewership up nearly 50 percent to 6 billion  —  (Reuters) - Vevo, the online music video hub that is a joint venture of two of the world's biggest music labels, has seen a nearly 50 percent increase in the number of music videos streamed each month from its platform …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
AOL Launches Free Streaming Movies in Pact with Miramax  —  AOL is now playing in the movie biz.  —  The Internet media company inked a deal with Miramax to deliver a selection of its full-length films to U.S. users, available to watch for free (with ads) across a range of devices.
Robin Givhan / New York Magazine:
The Golden Era of ‘Fashion Blogging’ Is Over  —  Until about a decade ago, there had always been an unwritten protocol when seated in the front row of a fashion show.  Do not lean forward.  Keep your legs tucked neatly under your seat, your handbag out of camera range, and any papers discreetly in your lap.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Sleazy tabloid links have taken over the web — but their days may be numbered  —  Sleazy tabloid links have taken over the web — but their days may be numbered  —  Reading news online over the past year, I came to realize that more or less every story now includes a beautiful woman.
Discussion: @jake_k and The Huffington Post
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
YouTube channel comes to Roku models launched after July 2011 for US, UK, Canada, Ireland  —  Roku FINALLY Releases A YouTube Channel For Most Of Its Streaming Boxes  —  After what has been seriously way too long, Roku has just launched an official YouTube channel for most of its lil' streaming boxes.
 
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Al Jazeera English:
Al Jazeera journalists' trial adjourned again
Discussion: CNN, @castancentre and Guardian
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Study: no consistent method of labeling or crediting user generated content used in TV news
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Lauren Zalaznick Joins Shazam Board
David Lieberman / Deadline.com:
Time Inc Board To Include Howard Stringer, Kay Koplovitz And Other Media Vets
Discussion: New York Post, Time Warner Inc. and WWD
Bloomberg:
Dish plans late-summer debut for internet TV package at $20-$30/month aimed at 18-34 age group
Discussion: VentureBeat and Engadget
Alex Kantrowitz / AdAge:
Xaxis' Sync aims to align ads on TV with ones on your phone during commercial breaks
Discussion: @groupmnext and Gawker
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Benzinga's growth attributed to its free consumer site, paid news wire and online financial service marketplace, Marketfy
Discussion: @niemanlab
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