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3:00 PM ET, November 12, 2014


 Top News: 
Washington Post:
FCC's Tom Wheeler signals split with Obama on net neutrality: “I am an independent agency”  —  The FCC weighs breaking with Obama over the future of the Internet  —  Hours after President Obama called for the Federal Communications Commission to pass tougher regulations …
David L. Cohen / Comcast Voices:
Being for net neutrality and against Title II is completely consistent
Wall Street Journal:
Investors in Cable Deal Fret Over Talk of Broadband Regulation
Discussion: @chillmage and Talking Biz News
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
CNN Digital gets a new executive team  —  CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker announced new leadership for its CNN Digital team Wednesday morning.  —  Andrew Morse, who oversees domestic newsgathering as S.V.P. for CNN US, will also now oversee editorial and operations for CNN Digital as well, adding the title of G.M.
Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
Yahoo to Buy Video-Ad Service BrightRoll for $640 Million
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Twice-delayed Panorama on Mazher Mahmood set to go out tonight - 'One day he'll thank me' says programme source  —  Facebook Like  —  Tweet Widget  —  Panorama's twice-postponed investigation of Sun reporter Mazher Mahmood is set go ahead tonight at 8.30pm.
Discussion: Guardian and BBC
Clifford Coonan / Hollywood Reporter:
Chinese mobile phone maker Xiaomi invests $300M in Baidu's online video site, iQiyi  —  China's Xiaomi to Invest $300 Million in Baidu's Online Site iQiyi  —  Xiaomi has also partnered with Youku Tudou to jointly invest in the production and distribution of online video content and movies
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
MPAA launches WhereToWatch site, listing legal movie and TV streams in continued fight against piracy  —  Here's Another Movie and TV Search Site.  This One's From Hollywood.  —  There are so many places to find movies and TV shows.  They're on TV!  They're on the Internet!
BBC is considering a commercial subsidiary that could include flagship show Panorama  —  Panorama could be split from BBC in shakeup  —  Flagship show and parts of current affairs could be moved out of corporation into commercial subsidiary  —  The BBC is considering moving flagship show Panorama …
Mark Joyella / TVNewser:
ABC News Sent 10 Million Election Day Push Alerts While Avoiding ‘Extreme Overkill’  —  On Election Day, ABC News sent a staggering 10 million push alerts to users of the ABC News app who'd signed up for alerts.  Peter Roybal, Head of Mobile for ABC News, knew full well that volume of information risked extreme overkill.
Discussion: SocialTimes, TVSpy and Lost Remote
Arif Durrani / MediaWeek:
News UK neuroscience study finds ads and content on both print and tablet deliver equal memorability and engagement  —  News UK finds tablet ads as memorable as print  —  The content and advertising in tablet editions of newspapers are processed by readers in a way far closer to the print experience …
Discussion: @jaspjackson, MediaTel and The Drum
Will Ferrell's Funny Or Die Said to Consider Sale  —  Funny or Die, the comedy website founded by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy, hired a financial adviser to evaluate options including a possible sale, people with knowledge of the matter said.  —  The site is working …
Catalina Albeanu /
Kickstarter-funded Latterly, an online mag for narrative journalism, to launch this month  —  Stories not ‘clicks’: new online magazine won't monitor web traffic, say founders  —  Latterly, an ad-free publication for narrative journalism, will finance itself through crowdfunding and user subscriptions
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
At press conference with Obama, China leader lectures U.S. media  —  BEIJING — Moments of high drama played out at President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping's joint press conference here Wednesday, as the Chinese leader appeared to be snubbing the U.S. by ignoring …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
YouTube announces YouTube Music Key subscription service; free invite-only beta starts Monday, will cost $7.99/month after 6 months  —  YouTube announces plans for a subscription music service  —  Ad-free music and music videos starting at $7.99 a month  —  After spending months on revisions …
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Bandcamp to help musicians launch their own subscription services  —  Artists will be able to set their own price, release exclusive songs and send messages to their keenest fans  —  Bandcamp launched in 2008 as a way for musicians to run their own online stores selling their music …
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Jim Romenesko:
Wall Street Journal to drop Sunday Journal and Wall Street Journal Radio Network
Discussion: FishbowlNY and @wblau
Sudarshan Varadhan / Reuters:
Tribune shareholder urges asset sale, share buyback
Discussion: PR Newswire
Jackson Connor / The Huffington Post:
The New Yorker To Premiere Docu-Series On Amazon Instant Video
Nic Christensen / mUmBRELLA:
ABC to allow consumers to buy content in its back library through iView
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ACLU lawsuit says journalist was arrested for photographing police during Ferguson protest
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News:
Showtime, Starz Join Chromecast Lineup
Hillel Italie / Associated Press:
Jonah Lehrer working on book about digital life
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Chief Defends Spotify After Snub by Taylor Swift
Max Blau / Creative Loafing Atlanta:
Cox's AJC redesign and paywall tuneup draw ire of readers, VP vows to tackle issues over time