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6:50 PM ET, May 5, 2015


 Top News: 
Michelle Dean / Guardian:
Charlie Hebdo editor-in-chief Gérard Biard: When we draw religious figures, we mock institutions, not people  —  Charlie Hebdo editors: ‘We are not naive’  —  At a panel convened in New York to discuss the French magazine's award from PEN for courage, its editors say it is power they mean to provoke, not religion
Michael Moynihan / The Daily Beast:
America's Literary Elite Takes a Bold Stand Against Dead Journalists  —  Hitler.  Goebbels.  Hebdo.  Really?  Can the PEN members boycotting Tuesday's Courage Award for the slain French satirists really not tell the difference between racism and mocking racism?
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.
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
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Sources: Apple to announce new Beats at WWDC on June 8 with consumer non-beta launch late June  —  Beats revamp still debuting at WWDC, global release late-June, iOS 9 details revealed  —  According to a report today from Billboard, Apple does not have the deals in place to launch …
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 …
Jim Milliot / Publishers Weekly:
Parent company of Publishers' Weekly strikes deal with NA Publishing to digitize magazine's archive, 750K pages in total  —  PW Inks Archive Deal with NA Publishing  —  PW has struck a deal with NA Publishing that will result in the entire archive of ‘Publishers Weekly’ print magazine, some 750,000 pages, to be digitized.
Discussion: GalleyCat
Meenal Vamburkar / Bloomberg Business:
News Corp misses estimates with Q3 revenue of $2.06M; advertising in news division fell 12%  —  Murdoch's News Corp. Trails Earnings Estimates as Sales Decline  —  News Corp., the newspaper publisher controlled by billionaire Rupert Murdoch, reported quarterly earnings that missed analysts' estimates …
Discussion: News Corp, CNBC, @joepompeo and @joepompeo
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 …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
As Twitter invests more in multimedia like Periscope, its media partners will view it increasingly as competition  —  Twitter Has a Short-Term Periscope Problem.  And a Long-Term Media Mess.  —  Here are three good questions to ask in the wake of this weekend, when Floyd Mayweather Jr. beat Manny Pacquiao …
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 …
Andrew Flanagan / Billboard:
FCC gives broadcast approval to Pandora-owned, South Dakota FM radio station KXMZ  —  Pandora's Radio Station Gets FCC Approval  —  Pandora can now start playing music — on the FM dial.  —  Broadcast approval for Rapid City, South Dakota's KXMZ, which Pandora purchased for $600,000 …
Discussion: RAIN News and New York Times
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Jessica Elgot / Guardian:
The Sun criticised over offer to pay £100 to Tory voters for ‘good news’ stories
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
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Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
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Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
Amazon partners with JetBlue to offer Prime video as in-flight entertainment
Ryan Gajewski / Hollywood Reporter:
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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
 Earlier Picks: 
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Hulu Pacts with 5 More Cable Operators to Resell Subscription-Video Service
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
DirecTV Q1 revenue up 4% to $8.14B, 60K new subs added
Michelle Castillo / Adweek:
Machinima Is Ready to Own the Comic and Gamer Audience
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
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Comcast spent $336M on failed attempt to buy Time Warner Cable; TWC spent $219M
Discussion: Engadget and @shen