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1:50 PM ET, May 11, 2014

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Bloomberg:
Murdoch Said to Seek $14 Billion Deal to Combine Satellite Units  —  Rupert Murdoch is pursuing a long-awaited transaction that would transform British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc (BSY) into a European satellite-TV giant while also leaving his U.S.-based 21st Century Fox Inc. focused on entertainment programming.
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Apple buying Beats could radically transform the digital music business  —  There are still many unknowns about Apple's reported acquisition of headphone maker Beats Audio, but one thing is already certain: The deal, if it goes through as reported, is going to be a game changer for digital music.
Discussion: Om Malik, @ulihegge and New York Times
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Wall Street Journal:
Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine expected to take on senior roles at Apple as part of Beats acquisition
Casey Newton / The Verge:
What Apple is really buying with Beats
Bill Carter / New York Times:
Larry Wilmore to Take Place of Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central  —  What comes after “The Colbert Report”?  —  On Comedy Central it will be “The Minority Report” and the host will be the “Senior Black Correspondent” from “The Daily Show” — otherwise known as Larry Wilmore.
Dan Gillmor / Guardian:
The best way to protest net neutrality's end is with an Internet-wide slowdown  —  It's time to take a page from the SOPA protests and show Americans what a slower Internet would really look like  —  The head of the Federal Communications Commission, former cable and wireless industry lobbyist Tom Wheeler …
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Amy Schatz / Re/code:
FCC's Wheeler Denies Trying to Divide Internet Into “Haves” and “Have Nots”  —  FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler denied that he's trying to divide the Internet into fast and slow lanes in response to a letter sent earlier this week by some of the U.S.'s largest Internet companies.
Penelope Muse Abernathy / AJR.org:
Newspapers must shed legacy costs while building digital audiences, generating new revenue  —  Book Excerpt: Saving Community Journalism  —  Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from “Saving Community Journalism: The Path to Profitability,” by Penelope Muse Abernathy.
Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable:
Why CNN Is Obsessed With Flight 370: ‘The Audience Has Spoken’  —  CNN's near-constant coverage of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has led to widespread derision and critique of the network.  How can a strategy ridiculed by critics, media watchers and even President Barack Obama …
Jacob Bernstein / New York Times:
Robin Roberts has expanded the profile of “Good Morning America” by offering more of herself and inviting others to do the same  —  This is the current state of play in the high-stakes world of morning TV.  —  When Amanda Knox gives her first interview the day after it is announced …
Discussion: @brianstelter
Tim Peterson / AdAge:
These Are the TV Shows More Popular Among Cord-Cutters  —  Cord-Cutters More Likely to Visit NBC.com Than Average Internet User, Per Experian Survey  —  Festival  —  Internet Week New York  —  People who cancel their cable TV subscriptions may not miss their monthly bills …
Discussion: @adage and @tdechant
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Circa, NRCQ, and News Republic show three different approaches to mobile news  —  The newsonomics of three cracks at the mobile news puzzle  —  Mobile first.  Two devilishly simple words that, at this point, tell us so little.  —  By now, it's common knowledge that most companies producing digital news …
Jon Erlichman / Bloomberg:
Time Warner Said to Hold Talks to Buy Fullscreen Network  —  Time Warner Inc. (TWX) has held talks to acquire Fullscreen Inc., one of the popular YouTube video networks, a person with knowledge of the matter said.  —  Time Warner joins Yahoo! Inc. and Relativity Media LLC in looking at Fullscreen …
 
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