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12:15 PM ET, May 5, 2015

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Washpostpr / Washington Post:
Washington Post testing ways to extend tablet experience to mobile web for select readers, new site and mobile apps to be released for all by late summer  —  The Washington Post to test new web experience for expanding readership  —  Following success of tablet app launched last year, Post considers extending to the web
Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab:
The Upshot at The New York Times used IP addresses to deliver a story rewritten for specific locations  —  The Upshot uses geolocation to push readers deeper into data  —  When you're writing about how place — be that a neighborhood or a city — affects a child's chances of getting out of poverty …
Todd Cunningham / The Wrap:
Disney tops expectations in Q2 with $2.1B in revenue and a 14% YoY increase in EPS to $1.23  —  Disney Stock Hits All-Time High After Surprisingly Strong Q2 Results  —  The Walt Disney Company's stock soared to an all-time high Tuesday after it reported better-than-expected earnings …
Alina Selyukh / Reuters:
Netflix calls on FCC to reject proposed AT&T-DirecTV merger  —  (Reuters) - Netflix Inc has urged the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to reject the pending $48 billion merger of AT&T Inc and DirecTV as currently proposed, according to regulatory disclosures posted on Tuesday.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Discovery Communications Q1 Profit Rises 8.7% On Distribution Revenue  —  Discovery Communications said first-quarter profit rose 8.7% as the company was able to increase the amount of revenue it gleans from distributing its programming via cable and satellite outlets, even as advertising revenue …
Matthew Zeitlin / BuzzFeed:
McSweeney's Looks To Raise $150,000 Through Kickstarter  —  Literary publications are going directly to their readers for funds — and the Eggers empire is looking to raise the most.  —  The San Francisco publishing house/literary magazine/quarterly/humor website/podcast empire McSweeney's …
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Hearst Magazines International names Rudy Konyushkov as chief technology officer  —  Hearst Magazines International Names Chief Technology Officer  —  Hearst Magazines International (HMI) has named Rudy Konyushkov chief technology officer.  Konyushkov will continue to serve as CTO of Hearst Shkulev Media …
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
Amazon partners with JetBlue to offer Prime video as in-flight entertainment  —  Amazon Prime video to stream aloft with JetBlue  —  The deal marks Amazon's first content partnership with an airline carrier.  The service comes later this year.
Michelle Castillo / Adweek:
Machinima Is Ready to Own the Comic and Gamer Audience  —  When it comes to digital content for die-hard millennial fans of gaming, comics and other geek-out subjects, Machinima is one of the top purveyors in the space.  However, even though it was one of the early multi-channel networks …
Catalina Albeanu / Journalism.co.uk:
A founding editor of Tech City News launches The Memo in UK, aiming for accessible tech news using curation and original stories, including election monitor  —  The Memo to explain ‘at a glance’ why technology news matters  —  New site launched this week aiming to offer a bigger picture …
Ryan Gajewski / Hollywood Reporter:
Joshua Ozersky, Grub Street Founding Editor, Dies at 47  —  Food writer Joshua Ozersky was found dead on Monday at a Chicago hotel, the Chicago Tribune reports.  He was 47.  —  Ozersky, who was in Chicago to cover the James Beard Awards, was pronounced dead on the scene at 11:40 a.m …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Comcast spent $336M on failed attempt to buy Time Warner Cable; TWC spent $219M  —  Comcast spent $336 million on failed attempt to buy Time Warner Cable  —  And Time Warner Cable spent $219 million of its own.  —  Comcast spent $336 million over the past year-plus on its failed attempt to acquire Time Warner Cable.
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
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Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News:
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Neil Midgley / Guardian:
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Condé Nast Names Joy Marcus, Former Head of Dailymotion, General Manager of Digital Video
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