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1:50 AM ET, May 5, 2015

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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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Tali Arbel / Associated Press:
Comcast now has more Internet subs than TV subs, company exec Neil Smit says in earnings call
Discussion: Forbes
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Comcast Q1 profit grows 10% to $2.06B, NBCUniversal revenue slips 4% to $6.6B
Mark Joyella / TVNewser:
Senior vice president of outreach at Al Jazeera America, Marcy McGinnis, resigns; move follows departure of two top executives last week  —  Marcy McGinnis Resigns at Al Jazeera America  —  Marcy McGinnis, senior vice president of outreach at Al Jazeera America, has resigned, TVNewser has learned.
Discussion: CNNMoney, Politico, Variety and The Wrap
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Jordan Chariton / The Wrap:
Al Jazeera America CEO Fires Back at ‘Absurd’ $15 Million Anti-Semitism, Gender Bias Suit
Discussion: Variety
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 …
Chris Heller / The Atlantic:
The Business of The Onion: How America's Best Satirical News Source Makes Money … The Onion had a problem: It fell behind the times.  The mock newspaper hadn't printed an issue on actual paper since 2013, and in the period since, it never redesigned its website.
Discussion: AdExchanger
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Condé Nast Names Joy Marcus, Former Head of Dailymotion, General Manager of Digital Video  —  Condé Nast Entertainment has hired Joy Marcus, who previously ran the U.S. operations for video site Dailymotion, as exec VP and G.M. of digital video.
Discussion: WWD and FishbowlNY
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Department of Justice looking closely at Apple as it pushes record labels to ditch free Spotify streaming ahead of Beats relaunch  —  Apple pushing music labels to kill free Spotify streaming ahead of Beats relaunch  —  The Department of Justice is looking closely into Apple's business practices …
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News:
Comcast releases Xfinity Share app, which lets X1 subscribers live stream and share photos and videos to set tops and mobile phones; available for iOS, Android  —  Comcast Lets X1 Subs Stream Live Video to Set-Tops  —  ‘Xfinity Share’ App Supports Live & Recorded Video, Photos
Discussion: USA Today
Jonathan Mahler / New York Times:
Campaign Coverage via Snapchat Could Shake Up the 2016 Elections  —  During the 2008 presidential race, two online upstarts, Politico and The Huffington Post, elbowed their way onto the rope line and, for better or for worse, helped change the way campaigns were covered.  In 2012, it was BuzzFeed's turn.
Neil Midgley / Guardian:
Sky News and BBC News channel face digital-driven reorganisations as they struggle to keep up with the speed of social media  —  Rolling TV election news eclipsed by Twitter, Buzzfeed and Periscope  —  Sky News and BBC News channel face digital-driven reorganisations as they struggle to keep up with the speed of social media
Discussion: @jonathanhaynes
Wall Street Journal:
Brands are hiring journalists, building standalone publications around their product, market  —  Don't Sleep on Content Marketing  —  Many companies have hired editorial staffers in recent years to write content for their blogs and be their voices on social media.
Discussion: @rylanmi, @digitalshields and @jyarow
Thomas Mocarsky / Katy on the Hill:
Periscope disabled prize fight streams in response to DMCA takedown requests  —  Periscope, the personal live streaming service, said that it took down 3o illegal streams of the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight in response to 66 DMCA [Digital Millennium Copyright Act] takedown requests from rights holders.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
By hosting live events, former magazine editor Tina Brown practices “theatrical journalism”  —  Tina Brown's special issue  —  Around 10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, Tina Brown stepped onto a circular riser in the center of the David H. Koch Theater's second-floor ballroom to welcome her 500 guests.
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Vice TV Network Has Already Sold Three Years' Worth of Ad Time, CEO Says  —  Vice co-founder and CEO Shane Smith.  Credit: Christopher Lane for Ad Age  —  Vice Media has rung up a series of impressive deals in the past year or so, lining up a $250 million investment from A&E Networks …
Discussion: Capital New York, TVNewser and Quartz
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Abid Rahman / Hollywood Reporter:
Vice Media Revenue on Track to Reach Close to $1 Billion This Year
Discussion: @jyarow
 
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Caysey Welton / MinOnline:
Time Inc. hires JT Kostman as its first Chief Data Officer
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Fox Business reporter Charles Gasparino claims that Michael Bloomberg is interested in the New York Times, would pay $5B
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