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12:00 AM ET, February 3, 2015


 Top News: 
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
In Net Neutrality Push, F.C.C. Is Expected to Propose Regulating the Internet as a Utility  —  The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission this week is widely expected to propose regulating Internet service like a public utility, a move certain to unleash another round of intense debate …
Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
FCC denies GOP request for early release of web rules  —  The Federal Communications Commission will not publicly release Internet regulations before they are voted on later this month.  —  Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Monday formally denied a request …
Discussion: Vox
Don Reisinger / CNET:
Facebook, Twitter report records for Super Bowl posts  —  Both social networks say Sunday's football spectacle was the most discussed/tweeted Super Bowl in their histories.  —  Super Bowl 49, pitting the Seattle Seahawks against the New England Patriots, was a nail-biter on the field …
Claudia Koerner / BuzzFeed:
Super Bowl XLIX was the most watched US TV show ever with 114.4M viewers  —  This Year's Super Bowl Was The Most Watch Thing On American T.V. — Ever  —  The NBC broadcast of Super Bowl XLIX was the most watched show in U.S. television history, with 114.4 million viewers.  —  Andrew Weber/Usa Today Sports
Martin Beck / Marketing Land:
Hashtags featured in 50% of Super Bowl ads; 4 Facebook mentions, 3 Twitter, 1 Snapchat
News Corp won't be prosecuted in US in relation to phone hacking  —  News Corp has been notified it will not face charges in the US in relation to phone hacking and payments to public officials by US authorities  —  Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation will not face any charges in the US …
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Vogue Wins Magazine of the Year at National Magazine Awards  —  See the Full List of Titles That Walked Away With Ellies  —  How to Make Credible Green Marketing Claims  —  Vogue was named magazine of the year at the annual National Magazine Awards ceremony on Monday night …
Agence France-Presse:
Al-Jazeera journalist Fahmy's release from Egypt jail ‘imminent’  —  Ottawa (AFP) - Egyptian-Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy's release from an Egyptian jail is “imminent,” Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Monday, a day after an Al-Jazeera colleague was freed.
Discussion: AM 1150, BBC, @katz, Canadian Press and Mada Masr
Mark Colvin / Guardian:
In the end, Peter Greste became an irritant for the Egyptian government
Discussion: Guardian
Freed al Jazeera journalist Peter #Greste says his release is a “step forward” and hopes his colleagues will be released
Discussion: BBC
Ken Doctor / Capital New York:
The New York Times continues its search for a digital chief, announcement not expected soon  —  Times digital chief search hits a bump  —  On The New York Times Company's annual earnings conference call tomorrow, expect few surprises: 2014's four quarters won't be markedly different from 2013's …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
After Turmoil, The New Republic Re-emerges on Newsstands  —  The New Republic is a small magazine that set off a big commotion.  —  Late last year the magazine's owner, Chris Hughes, decided to replace Franklin Foer, a former top editor whom Mr. Hughes had lured back to run the magazine in 2012.
Charlie Beckett / Guardian:
Beyoncé, cute kittens or relentless tragedy?  Is good news really news at all?  —  As the industry ponders the number of gloomy stories, our relationship with news seems to be changing  —  Back in the early 1990s, the then BBC newsreader Martyn Lewis suggested in a speech …
Discussion: @positivenewsuk and Polis
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Yes, The Verge's $700 Super Bowl ad was a marketing stunt, and it worked  —  We ran a Super Bowl ad... in Helena, Montana  —  So here's what happened.  —  I was at the airport waiting for my flight home from CES — exhausted, sick, and not a little partied out from a week in Vegas.
Discussion: @codytoshiro, @jonathan_h, @karf0 and @verge, Thanks:@ianchaffee
Carol Morello / Washington Post:
Hard-line judge reportedly assigned case of Post reporter Jason Rezaian, jailed in Iran  —  An Iranian judge known as the “hanging judge” for his harsh sentencing practices has been named to hear the case of a Washington Post reporter who has been imprisoned in Tehran for more than half a year, a human rights group said Saturday.
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Sony sells its Everquest-making arm; games will expand to Xbox and mobile  —  Surprise: Private investment firm buys out Sony Online Entertainment.  —  In a surprise move announced this afternoon, investment management firm Columbus Nova announced it has purchased Sony Online Entertainment …
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
CNN — again — drives in a snowstorm to show how ‘treacherous’ it is  —  Under no circumstances will CNN allow Jon Stewart to edit its coverage of a good snowstorm.  —  Last week, Stewart ripped CNN's Don Lemon for hopping aboard the CNN “BlizzardMobile” as a means of showing viewers what it's like to drive in dangerous conditions.
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Ilya Khrennikov / Bloomberg Business:
Spotify cancels Russian launch because of economic crisis, political situation, and new laws restricting Internet
Discussion: TASS and The Independent
Ewen MacAskill / Guardian:
British army creates team of Facebook warriors
Discussion: Ubergizmo and Gizmodo
Barrett Brown / The Daily Beast:
My Post Cyberpunk Indentured Servitude
Discussion: @timbray
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Univision Joins Lineup of Dish's Sling TV
Emily Bell / Guardian:
As it becomes harder to censor journalists, intimidation and violence increase
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How Salon tamed the trolls and saved its online comments
Discussion: @rowankaiser and @hugeinc