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12:40 PM ET, February 4, 2015


 Top News: 
Tom Wheeler / Wired:
FCC Chairman proposes using Title II authority to implement and enforce open internet protections  —  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.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
FCC will apply net neutrality to mobile for the first time  —  The FCC has enforced some net neutrality rules for wireless carriers in the past, but chairman Tom Wheeler today announced that the commission intends implement new rules that will fully enforce its principles on mobile.
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.
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.
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 …
Police make 600 applications to trace journalists' sources, watchdog finds  —  Demands for journalists' telephone and email records were made in 34 inquiries into suspected leaks by public officials, report says  —  Nineteen police forces have made more than 600 applications …
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, Street Fight and Adweek
David French / Reuters:
Saudi's Kingdom Holding sells 5.6 percent stake in News Corp  —  (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Holding 4280.SE, the investment firm owned by billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, sold most of its stake in media giant News Corp (NWSA.O) as part of a portfolio review, it said on Wednesday.
David Lieberman / Deadline:
Disney CEO Bob Iger mulling possible direct-to-consumer streaming services for ESPN, Marvel, and Star Wars  —  Bob Iger Hints At Streaming Service Plans For Marvel And ‘Star Wars’  —  The Disney CEO tossed in the possibility of new direct-to-consumer offerings in response to a question …
Al Tompkins / Poynter:
How a listener's complaint improved NPR's reporting  —  National Public Radio's Dan Charles taught journalists two lessons Monday morning.  One lesson is that simple solutions to complex problems usually don't work.  The other lesson is when your public takes the time to contact you about your reporting …
John Plunkett / Guardian:
BBC Trust to look into £100m bid to save BBC3 channel  —  Rona Fairhead says bid by independent producers and decriminalising non-payment of licence fee will form part of consultation into trust's future  —  BBC Trust chair Rona Fairhead has said the controversial £100m bid …
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Taboola gets $117M in funding to build a Google Now for content  —  Credit: Thinkstock / Huchen Lu  —  Credit: Thinkstock / Huchen Lu  —  If you're familiar with the name Taboola, you probably associate it with those “from the web” or “recommended for you” modules that show up on dozens …
David Bloom / Deadline:
MiTu Online-Video Network Raises $15 Million In Series B Funding  —  MiTu, the Latino-oriented online-video network, said it has raised 50 percent more than it initially had announced in a Series B round that now totals $15 million.  The company also announced the hiring of Martha E. Flores …
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
Mitsusada Enyo / Asahi Shimbun:
Editor of Hong Kong daily under fire for bumping Tiananmen story  —  HONG KONG—Staff at a liberal newspaper here cried foul after the chief editor decided to swap a top story on the Tiananmen Square bloodshed with a business piece moments before the paper went to press.
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Above inflation pay-rise for FT journalists, with bonuses for staff who have ‘deepened audience engagement’  —  The Financial Times is giving all of its journalists above-inflation pay rises of around 2 per cent.  —  The Retail Prices Index inflation figure currently stands at 1.6 per cent.
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