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6:55 AM ET, February 27, 2015

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Tim Wu / New Yorker:
Why Everyone Was Wrong About Net Neutrality  —  Today, the Federal Communications Commission, by a vote of three to two, enacted its strongest-ever rules on net neutrality, preserving an open Internet by prohibiting broadband providers from blocking or slowing content that flows across their pipes.
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Mat Honan / BuzzFeed:
FCC's enforcement of net neutrality rules confirms the Internet is mainstream political issue  —  Now The Internet Belongs To Us — And To Politics  —  Thursday's net neutrality ruling was a victory for consumers.  It also ushers in a new age for the mainstream politics of the internet.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC enforces net neutrality, voting to regulate broadband providers as common carriers under Title II and ban paid fast lanes
Ben Brody / Bloomberg Business:
How John Oliver Transformed the Net Neutrality Debate Once and for All
Discussion: Media Channel, Elite Daily and Forbes
Jon Swaine / Guardian:
Bill O'Reilly's LA riots ‘bombardment’ stories disputed by former colleagues  —  Fox News host, whose stories of past reporting exploits are under renewed scrutiny, claimed ‘we were attacked by protesters’ when covering the 1992 riots  —  Former colleagues of Bill O'Reilly …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
A few names surface in speculation about who would buy Daily News: Murdoch's News Corp, Dolan family, Newhouse family  —  Who wants the Daily News?  —  Daily News owner Mort Zuckerman's Thursday announcement that the tabloid is officially on the market, after 22 years of ownership …
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Brian Morrissey / Digiday:
#TheDress meme shows that even as legacy publications chase BuzzFeed, BuzzFeed still wins  —  The dress is white and gold.  Or, why BuzzFeed won  —  We are all BuzzFeed now.  That's the only conclusion to draw from yesterday's twin viral sensations: the runaway llamas in Arizona and the (gold and white) dress.
Russ Mitchell / Los Angeles Times:
Google Ventures and Michael Dell investing $60M in Kobalt, which handles music publishing rights  —  Music royalty hunter Kobalt wins Google funding  —  Since the music industry began in the early 20th century, musicians and songwriters have complained about paltry royalty payments for their creations.
Seth Kelley / Variety:
Recording Industry Adopts Friday as Global Release Day for New Music  —  The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) announced Friday as the global release day for new music.  The shift will take place this summer.  —  The move to set a global standard is an effort to cut down on global piracy.
Abigail Edge / Journalism.co.uk:
Al Jazeera to launch interactive web doc marking anniversary of Syrian conflict  —  Life on Hold wants to tell the personal stories of refugees displaced by the crisis in Syria though interactive features and engagement on social media  —  Credit: Image from Al Jazeera press office
Diego Planas Rego / Spotify Blog:
Spotify's new desktop update launches with built-in lyrics powered by MusixMatch  —  We're updating Spotify for desktop - with fully integrated lyrics  —  Today we're launching a desktop update with new features and improvements.  First of all, we're making lyrics a seamless part of the Spotify experience on desktop.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
New York Times CEO Mark Thompson on the Paper's Digital Future: The Full Code/Media Interview (Video)  —  The New York Times makes most of its money selling print-and-ink newspapers and the ads that run inside them.  One day, it will make most of its money selling digital news, most likely on your phone.
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Fortune announces five hires, including senior writer Leena Rao, moving from Google Ventures and formerly managing editor of TechCrunch  —  Fortune announces hires, promotions  —  I am very happy to announce a big group of new hires and well-deserved promotions of Fortune staffers.
Discussion: Medium and @leenarao
Alex Barinka / Bloomberg Business:
Aereo assets bring less than $2M at auction, firm hoped for $4M-$31.2M; TiVo buys trademark, customer lists, certain other assets  —  Aereo's Assets Sold for Peanuts at Bankruptcy Auction  —  Don't Miss Out —  (Bloomberg) — Aereo Inc., the online-TV service backed by Barry Diller …
 
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Alexa Lardieri / American Journalism Review:
Washington Post reporter Kennedy Elliot used data to disprove Groundhog Day predictions
J.T. Quigley / Tech in Asia:
Japan is getting an anonymous whistleblowing platform, but will journalists use it?
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
Digital news startup Vocativ cuts staff
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Scripps Washington bureau to lay off 4 long-form journalists
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Neil Young's N3twork pivots from video social network to mobile games
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CNN:
Al Jazeera journalists Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy try to return to routine life pending next hearing March 8
Chris Johanesen / BuzzFeed:
BuzzFeed uses apps to focus on richer experiences with different types of stories with varying reader interest