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10:35 PM ET, July 24, 2014

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Ernesto Londoño / Washington Post:
Post reporter, other Americans appear to have been detained in Iran  —  Three American citizens, including The Washington Post's correspondent in Iran, appear to have been detained this week in Tehran, U.S. officials and the newspaper said Thursday.  —  Washington Post foreign editor Douglas Jehl …
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Joshua Topolsky, editor in chief of The Verge, joins Bloomberg as editor of a series of new online ventures, will be replaced by Nilay Patel  —  Josh Topolsky of The Verge Is Joining Bloomberg  —  Josh Topolsky, the co-founder of the technology website The Verge, will join Bloomberg …
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Dean Starkman / Columbia Journalism Review:
Bloomberg struggles to break out of the box  —  When Justin Smith arrived from the Atlantic to last fall to take over the sprawling media group at Bloomberg LP, the move was greeted by hosannas in the media and journalism circles.  —  Here was the young, digitally savvy executive credited …
CNN:
Journalist working for CNN abducted in Ukraine  —  Donetsk, Ukraine (CNN) — A Ukrainian journalist working as a freelancer for CNN remains in detention two days after he was abducted by pro-Russian separatists.  —  Armed men from the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic seized Anton Skiba outside …
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Committee to Protect Journalists:
Journalists missing, fixer kidnapped, press banned in eastern Ukraine
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Google's $1B purchase of Twitch confirmed — joins YouTube for new video empire  —  Google has reached a deal to buy game livestreaming firm Twitch for $1 billion, according to sources familiar with the matter.  —  Citing unnamed sources, Variety said back in May that Google had made an all-cash offer …
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
BuzzFeed Editor Caught Lifting Text From Yahoo! Answers  —  Yahoo! Answers, one of the great artifacts of Internet history, is intently studied at viral news website BuzzFeed, where its trove of half-literate questions (and even less literate answers) has supplied material for at least fifty different posts and listicles.
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
Behind Comcast's truthy ad campaign for net neutrality  —  Comcast has two big goals in Washington this year.  The first is to get its merger with Time Warner Cable approved by federal regulators.  The second is to forestall what it views as potentially onerous new regulations on its broadband business.
Discussion: @b_fung and @timkarr
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Alex Weprin / Capital New York:   Time Warner Cable C.E.O.: F.C.C. workload may delay Comcast merger
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Amazon Drops 5% After Missing In Q2 With In-Line Sales Of $19.34B, Larger Than Expected Loss Of $0.27  —  Following the bell today, Amazon reported its second quarter financial performance including a $0.27 per share loss on revenue of $19.34 billion.  Analysts had expected Amazon to lose $0.15 on revenue of $19.34 billion.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
And minder makes three: For White House interviews, it's never just one-on-one  —  When NBC News White House reporter Chuck Todd conducts background interviews with government officials these days, he and his source usually aren't the only ones in the room or on the call.
Reuters:
Carey pressured from both sides of Fox Time Warner deal to stay in job  —  (Reuters) - Chase Carey, Twenty-First Century Fox's president and chief operating officer, may be feeling pressure to stay in his job for several more years both from his boss, Rupert Murdoch, and from the company Murdoch is trying to buy, Time Warner Inc.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
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Abby Phillip / Washington Post:
Wikipedia blocks anonymous edits (and trolling) from a congressional IP address  —  A Wikipedia administrator has blocked anonymous edits from a congressional IP address for 10 days because of “disruptive” edits being made by someone located in the House of Representatives, a spokesman for the Wikimedia Foundation confirmed.
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Twitter/Nielsen study: 87% of moviegoers say Twitter influenced their recent movie choice  —  Twitter Survey Explains Why Movie Tweets Matter  —  According to a survey from Twitter and Nielsen, 140 characters can make a significant impact on moviegoing decisions.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Bay Launches Mobile Site, Teases More Expansions  —  One of The Pirate Bay's strengths has been its resilience.  No matter how hard the movie and music industries try, the site remains operational.  —  Over the years the Pirate Bay site has undergone many changes to make it harder to shut down.
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Conde Nast's Golf World Magazine Goes Digital-Only  —  Fewer Than 10 People Laid Off  —  Creativity Top 5  —  The 67-year-old Golf World magazine is closing its print edition and shifting entirely to digital media, where it will be part of the Golf Digest website, the magazine said Wednesday.
Discussion: Folio and Associated Press, Thanks:@msebastian
Amy Schatz / Re/code:
Major League Baseball Cries Foul on Net Neutrality Proposal  —  Count Major League Baseball among those who aren't wildly excited by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to allow broadband providers to offer fast-lane Internet access to content companies.  —  Last week, the sports league's …
Discussion: The Verge and Gigaom
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
NowThis News pivots for the Vine and Instagram era  —  Creating news for the mobile, social and video-viewing audience is no easy feat.  When former Huffington Post execs Ken Lerer and Eric Hippeau launched the made-for-mobile video news service NowThis News two years ago …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC gets its chance to overturn state limits on broadband competition  —  Tennessee utility wants to serve people who can't get minimum broadband speeds.  —  FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has been saying he'll use the agency's authority to overturn state laws that limit municipal broadband networks …
Alexa Olesen / Foreign Policy:
China's Pengpai mixes public service journalism and party objectives, pleases no one  —  The New Website That Has China Buzzing  —  “Pengpai” has tens of millions of dollars in funding, and everyone in journalism is talking about it.  But no one seems pleased.  —  GOOGLE +
John Eggerton / Multichannel News:
FCC Approves Sinclair/Allbritton Deal  —  Follows DOJ Sign-off Earlier This Week  —  The FCC's Media Bureau Thursday approved Sinclair's purchase of Allbritton TV stations and denied petitions to deny the deal.  —  That came on day 327 of its informal 180-day review of the deal …
Discussion: Variety, bizjournals and Reuters
Robert Mackey / New York Times:
Foreign Correspondents in Israel Complain of Intimidation  —  As the death toll mounts and passions spike, the Foreign Press Association in Israel condemned on Wednesday what it called “deliberate official and unofficial incitement against journalists” who are reporting on the fighting in Gaza.
 
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Francesca Panetta / Guardian:
Telling the story of the first world war with 2014 technology
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab and The Drum
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Chromecast has been used 400M times to ‘cast’ sessions to TVs since it launched a year ago
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Attention, TV Networks: Facebook Is Coming For You Next
Discussion: @jamcnn and Pocket-lint
Advanced Television:
Half broadband users use video apps monthly
Discussion: Digital TV Europe
Arab Times:
Kuwait Shuts Pro-Opposition TV, Newspaper
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John Schwartz / Current.org:
In spectrum auction, FCC should protect public TV's coverage
The Local:
German state bans Hells Angels' logo online
Discussion: Gigaom
Jeremy Greenfield / Forbes:
Survey: Book Buyers Leaving Amazon Because of Hachette Dispute