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5:20 AM ET, May 4, 2015

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Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Periscope Piracy Sets Up Grudge Match: Hollywood vs. Twitter  —  Dick Costolo's triumphant tweet could come back to haunt him  —  Forget Mayweather-Pacquiao.  There's a more interesting fight brewing between Twitter and Hollywood.  —  The piracy of Saturday's welterweight boxing championship enabled …
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Christina Warren / Mashable:
How Periscope users experienced the readily-available pirate streams of the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight last night  —  I watched the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight on Periscope and saw the future  —  Like millions of others across the world, I watched the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight in a living room surrounded by other boxing fans.
Alex Stedman / Variety:
Service issues hit Comcast, TWC, DirecTV, and Charter ahead of big boxing match  —  Service Outages Reported Ahead of Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight  —  Just ahead of one of the biggest fights in boxing history, dozens are taking to Twitter to complain of cable outages and other problems …
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
Digital publishers like AOL and Lin Digital try to grab TV morning show ad dollars with morning shows of their own  —  Digital players want a slice of the morning show pie  —  At this year's “Newfront” presentations, traditional and digital publishers have pushed video hard …
Discussion: @aubernalevy and @alexweprin
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Sources: Twitter was looking to acquire Mic in November, is interested in media companies supposedly to help it more quickly test its tools for publishers  —  Snapchat, Twitter, and Facebook are at war over the future of news  —  In late November, Twitter CFO Anthony Noto accidentally sent …
Discussion: Net Worked
Brendan Sasso / National Journal:
Democrats press FCC to require that super PACs disclose their major donors in TV and radio ads  —  Democrats Press FCC to Unmask Koch-Backed Groups  —  Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats are pushing the KOCH Act to require tougher disclosure rules for political TV ads.
Anna Clark / Columbia Journalism Review:
Federal judge strikes down Pennsylvania law imperiling journalists' use of sources convicted of violent crimes on First Amendment grounds  —  Judge weighs in favor of First Amendment by striking down ‘Silencing Act’  —  When Pennsylvania lawmakers earlier this year passed a statute …
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
How companies like BuzzFeed, Vice, and Tastemade are aggressively expanding into online video, experimenting with the format to attract viewers and advertisers  —  The (very) big fight for the small screen  —  A rising class of Internet video companies is challenging the supremacy of broadcast TV …
Discussion: New York Times
Matt Pearce / Los Angeles Times:
Two gunmen killed, officer shot outside Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas organized by conservative political personality Pamela Geller  —  2 gunmen killed, guard shot outside Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas  —  Two gunmen were killed and a security guard wounded in an attack outside …
Adam Gopnik / New Yorker:
PEN Has Every Right to Honor Charlie Hebdo  —  The annual PEN Literary Gala, in which writers, the male half badly dressed in once-a-year tuxedos, assemble under the big whale at the American Museum of Natural History to mutter about their advances and applaud their imprisoned confreres, has always had its comic aspects.
Discussion: New York Times
 
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James Warren / Poynter:
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Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
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