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5:25 PM ET, February 4, 2015


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Tom Wheeler / Wired:
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler proposes Title II based net neutrality rules for wired and wireless networks  —  FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: This Is How We Will Ensure Net Neutrality  —  Federal Communication Commission(FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler waits for a hearing at the FCC December 11, 2014 in Washington, DC.
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg Business:
Comcast, Cable Stocks Rise as FCC Won't Try to Control Rates  —  Don't Miss Out —  (Bloomberg) — Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc. shares spiked after U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said that he won't try to control pricing as part of proposed regulations of Internet service providers.
Discussion: Fox Business, Consumerist and The Hill
Ben Popper / The Verge:
How Netflix helped change the FCC's definition of net neutrality  —  Turns out Tom Wheeler isn't such a dingo  —  Back in March of 2014, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings wrote a blog post accusing the major internet service providers of imposing unfair tolls on companies, like his …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
FCC will apply net neutrality to mobile for the first time
Discussion: @elisewho
Nicky Woolf / Guardian:
Fox News website embeds unedited Isis video showing brutal murder of Jordanian pilot  —  Fox News is only US media company to display extremely graphic 22-minute video showing Muadh al-Kasasbeh being set on fire and burning to death in a cage  —  Fox News has chosen to embed on its website …
Andrew Sullivan / The Dish:
The Dish won't continue publishing on Andrew Sullivan's exit  —  A Note To My Readers, Ctd  —  It's been a highly emotional and tough week for the Dish team, especially given the outpouring of love from the in-tray.  We're so grateful and not a little moved by your insistence that the Dish somehow go on, post-Sully.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple plans all-new Beats-based music service integrated into iOS, iTunes, and Apple TV, develops Android app in-house, considers charging $8/month  —  The Next Episode: Apple's plans for Beats-based music service revealed  —  Six months after buying the subscription music service Beats Music …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter is testing a new landing page featuring curated tweets for people without accounts  —  Another Twitter Update!  This One's a New Homepage, Designed to Lure New Users.  —  Twitter is showing off yet another new product tweak — a homepage designed for people who visit Twitter but don't have their own account.
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Publishers using WordPress and Drupal can try out a beta version of Amber, a plugin from Harvard's Berkman Center that archives links to prevent linkrot  —  Amber, a new tool to prevent linkrot on websites, is out in beta  —  Ever seen a news story from a few years back …
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
21st Century Fox beats estimates in Q2 with $0.53 EPS on $7.42B revenue, raises dividend 20%  —  21st Century Fox Posts Strong Earnings Despite “Challenges” at Network  —  Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox posted quarterly earnings that beat the expectations of analysts, sending the stock higher in after-hours trading on Wednesday.
Discussion: The Wrap and Variety
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Analyst Gordon Borrell sees local digital ads soaring in 2015, but not for newspapers  —  Gordon Borrell, among the best known of digital advertising analysts, was predicting two years ago that the newspaper business would stabilize, with some companies growing their digital revenues 30 percent a year.
Discussion: @poynter, @poynter and Street Fight
Keira Lu Huang / South China Morning Post:
Dismay as Hong Kong TV dramas fall under China's ‘foreign’ production censorship  —  Many Chinese fans of television dramas - already displeased after regulators tightened censorship of foreign productions airing on mainland TVs and video portals - are dismayed after discovering popular Hong Kong productions are also subject to...
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Sky half-year results see 5% revenue rise to £5.6B and operating profits up 16% to £675M  —  Sky profits rise 16% after strong UK and German demand  —  Pay-TV group beats analysts' forecasts in its first results as a European operation  —  Strong demand for pay-TV in the UK …
David Bauder / Associated Press:
John Oliver's satirical Last Week Tonight continues to hire researchers from news backgrounds  —  Oliver Bulking Up on Staff With News Experience  —  NEW YORK (AP) — John Oliver says that he's hired three new researchers to help with what has become his HBO show's signature …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
YouTube experiments with letting viewers choose multiple camera angles, to be tested by select performers  —  YouTube Launches Multi-Angle Video Experiment  —  Here is a small but fun experiment that YouTube is rolling out today: videos that let you switch between different camera angles while the video is playing.
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Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Above inflation pay-rise for FT journalists, with bonuses for staff who have ‘deepened audience engagement’
John Plunkett / Guardian:
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