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11:05 PM ET, February 4, 2015


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Travis J. Tritten / Stars & Stripes:
NBC's Brian Williams apologizes for false story about being shot down by enemy fire in Iraq after soldiers protest  —  NBC's Brian Williams recants Iraq story after soldiers protest  —  WASHINGTON — NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams admitted Wednesday he was not aboard a helicopter hit …
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
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
FCC will apply net neutrality to mobile for the first time
Discussion: @elisewho
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg Business:
Twitter Reaches Deal to Show Tweets in Google Search Results  —  Don't Miss Out —  (Bloomberg) — Twitter Inc. has struck a deal with Google Inc. to make its 140-character updates more searchable online.  —  In the first half of this year, tweets will start to be visible …
The Verge:
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo takes personal responsibility for company's troll problem, vows stronger action against harrassment  —  Twitter CEO: ‘We suck at dealing with abuse’  —  Dick Costolo says trolls are costing Twitter users  —  Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is taking personal responsibility …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter is testing a new landing page featuring curated tweets for people without accounts
Discussion: Marketing Land and SocialTimes
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Apple is Talking to TV Programmers About Its Own Web TV Service  —  Apple has spent years circling the TV business, without ever really getting into the TV business.  Now it may be ready to try again.  —  Industry executives say Apple is in talks with TV programmers about deals …
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 …
Steven Perlberg / Wall Street Journal:
BuzzFeed's plans to join Snapchat's Discover news feature fell apart over creative differences  —  Why The BuzzFeed-Snapchat Discover Deal Fell Through  —  When Snapchat last month debuted its Discover feature — a new section within the app that shows articles and videos from a range of media companies …
Discussion: @mikeisaac and @perlberg
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 …
Erik Sass / MediaPost:
Reuters TV app launches for $1.99/month, first month free, with news shows from 5-30 minutes long plus on-demand video, iPhone only for now  —  Reuters Debuts Reuters TV, Geared To ‘Netflix Age’  —  In addition to branching out into new content areas like video, the last decade …
Andrew Sullivan / The Dish:
The Dish won't continue publishing on Andrew Sullivan's exit  —  A Note To Our 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.
Patrick Kingsley / Guardian:
Peter Greste returns to Australia with pledge to fight on for fellow captives  —  Freed al-Jazeera journalist welcomed home by crowds but says his ‘primary job’ is pushing for colleagues' release from Egyptian prison  —  As Flight EK432 taxied towards the runway in Dubai in the small hours …
New York Magazine:
Being a Political Cartoonist in Egypt Has Always Been Hard.  It's Even Harder After the Charlie Hebdo Attacks.  —  Eight of Egypt's political cartoonists react to the <em>Charlie Hebdo</em> massacre.  —  Shares  —  CAIRO — “Look at this: Freedom!” said veteran Egyptian cartoonist Amro Selim in Arabic …
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 …
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Carter Maness / The Awl:
Despite assumption that everything stays online forever a music freelancer finds 2,000 posts have vanished
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
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Keira Lu Huang / South China Morning Post:
Dismay as Hong Kong TV dramas fall under China's ‘foreign’ production censorship
David Bauder / Associated Press:
John Oliver's satirical Last Week Tonight continues to hire researchers from news backgrounds
Police make 600 applications to trace journalists' sources, watchdog finds
Discussion: @rj_gallagher
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John Plunkett / Guardian:
BBC Trust to look into £100m bid to save BBC3 channel
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