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3:35 PM ET, February 3, 2015

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Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
New York Times operating profit down to $92M from $156M in 2013, digital ad revenue up 12%  —  New York Times Co. Profit Falls as Company Makes Strides in Digital Ads  —  The New York Times Company said on Tuesday that its annual operating profit declined in 2014 because of investments …
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Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
NY Times Has 910,000 Digital Subscribers  —  The New York Times' investment in digital is finally paying off.  The company's ad revenue for 2014 was flat compared to 2013; thanks in large part to sponsored content, growth in digital ads, and an ever-increasing digital subscriber base.
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Paul McNally / news:rewired:
Guardian digital chief Aron Pilhofer claims turning off comments is a ‘monumental mistake’, says BuzzFeed, others are ‘eating our lunch’  —  Guardian digital chief: Killing off comments ‘a monumental mistake’  —  The Guardian's executive editor for digital has described …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Gilbert Cruz named television editor at The New York Times  —  The New York Times Company  —  Gilbert Cruz, formerly the editorial director at Vulture.com, has been named television editor at The New York Times.  —  Cruz, who was a senior editor and staff writer at Time magazine before joining Vulture …
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Cable TV viewing declined by more than 12 percent in January  —  Looks like Netflix and other streaming services are starting to have an impact on traditional TV viewing: Total live TV ratings were down 12.7 percent year over year across the networks of major media companies …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
With an Eye on Wall Street, Twitter Starts Selling Twitter Ads Outside of Twitter  —  Twitter is rolling out plans for a new revenue stream: Twitter ads that don't appear on Twitter.  —  Starting today, the company will start running its core “Promoted Tweet” ad unit on other people's apps and sites.
Brian Ries / Mashable:
How the White House found a publishing ally in Medium  —  The White House published President Obama's 2016 fiscal budget on Monday using a medium that's become increasingly popular among its advisors: Medium, the three-year old self-publishing platform.  —  In the past three months …
Associated Press:
Egypt's most popular satirist Bassem Youssef joins Harvard, eight months after ending TV show over fears of personal safety  —  Bassem Youssef joins Harvard eight months after ending his TV show  —  Political satirist, who was often described as the Jon Stewart of Egypt, becomes a resident fellow
Brent Lang / Variety:
Aspire Entertainment, Newsweek Partner to Develop Magazine Stories for TV, Movies (EXCLUSIVE)  —  Aspire Entertainment has inked an exclusive two-year development deal with Newsweek to create and distribute films, TV series and other content on various platforms based on stories published in the magazine.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
UK magazine Press Gazette barred by London police from asking questions about use of RIPA against reporters under the FOI Act  —  ‘Vexatious’, ‘annoying’ and ‘disruptive’ Press Gazette barred by Met from asking more RIPA questions  —  The Metropolitan Police has barred Press Gazette …
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Wikileaks may have known since 2012 about attempts to get Gmail data  —  Google, gag orders and WikiLeaks: who's lying?  —  The political fallout of WikiLeaks has passed, but the fury of law enforcement has not.  More than four years after the organization published a trove of U.S. diplomatic cables …
Discussion: @safrikaan
BBC:
Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy gives up Egypt citizenship  —  Mohamed Fahmy, one of two al-Jazeera journalists still held in Egypt, has renounced his Egyptian citizenship to secure his release, his family say.  —  Mr Fahmy's brother said the journalist, who is also Canadian, was told to give up his nationality or his freedom.
Discussion: @sultanalqassemi and @arablit
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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
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Steve Lohr / New York Times:
In Net Neutrality Push, F.C.C. Is Expected to Propose Regulating the Internet as a Utility
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 …
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Claudia Koerner / BuzzFeed:
Super Bowl XLIX was the most watched US TV show ever with 114.4M viewers
 
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Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Financial Times agrees to pay all interns minimum wage for the first time
Maïa de la Baume / New York Times:
Charlie Hebdo announces new issue coming out on February 25th
Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
Comptel, others launch campaign against Comcast merger
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