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7:00 AM ET, February 6, 2016


 Top News: 
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Twitter says it has suspended 125K accounts for promoting or threatening terrorist acts since mid-2015  —  Twitter Steps Up Efforts to Thwart Terrorists' Tweets  —  For years, Twitter has positioned itself as a “global town square” that is open to discourse from all.
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter To Introduce Algorithmic Timeline As Soon As Next Week  —  Say hello to a brand new Twitter.  The company is planning to introduce an algorithmic timeline as soon as next week, BuzzFeed News has learned.  —  The timeline will reorder tweets based on what Twitter's algorithm thinks people …
Tim Peterson / Ad Age:
LinkedIn will stop selling ads on other sites, an offering launched after its $175M purchase of Bizo in 2014  —  LinkedIn Shuts Down Its Ad Network 12 Months After It Opened  —  Overall Ad Business Only Accounted for 21% of Q4 2015 Revenue  —  Sponsored Webcast
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
PayPal stops taking payments for UnoTelly VPN and SmartDNS service, saying service can be used to bypass copyright law  —  PayPal Starts Banning VPN and SmartDNS Services  —  PayPal is widely known for their aggressive stance towards BitTorrent sites, Usenet providers and file-hosting services …
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
Verizon updates go90 video app to exempt it from data caps for customers not on prepaid plan  —  Verizon just blatantly betrayed net neutrality by excluding its video app from data caps  —  The FCC's net neutrality rules, passed last year, explicitly ban internet providers from a number …
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
The Conversation expands across the U.S., freshly funded by universities and foundations  —  January was a good month for The Conversation U.S. (TCUS), the American edition of the nonprofit site first launched in Australia as a platform seeking to offer in-depth, reliable takes on the news cycle.
Shareen Pathak / Digiday:
What a $5 million Super Bowl ad can buy you in digital media (tl;dr: a lot)  —  Every year, marketing pundit-types ask themselves the question: “Is the Super Bowl worth it?”  And when the price tag is $5 million for 30-seconds of airtime, it's a pretty good question — especially …
Discussion: Forbes, Adweek and AdExchanger
Mădălina Ciobanu /
Al Jazeera launches live audio streaming service for mobile-first audiences  —  The web application is primarily aimed at people in the Middle East, Africa and South-East Asia, where video news consumption is limited by poor internet connectivity  —  A new audio streaming service …
Ted Johnson / Variety:
USTelecom drops out of coalition formed to challenge Charter-TWC merger, saying it doesn't oppose merger but suggested some conditions  —  USTelecom Exits Coalition Challenging Charter-Time Warner Cable Merger  —  USTelecom, an association representing broadband providers …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Wall Street Journal:
In SEC filing, Lions Gate discloses interest in merging with cable network Starz  —  Lions Gate to Explore Combination With Starz  —  Lions Gate Entertainment said it has rekindled merger talks with Starz, a year after cable mogul John Malone set the table for a tie up.
Emiko Jozuka / Motherboard:
Publishing company Visual Editions and Google Australia create immersive, interactive ebooks for mobile  —  The Future of Books Could Be Somewhere Between a Game and an App  —  In the not so distant future, reading might feel more like a cross between gaming and watching a film.
Rich Juzwiak / Gawker:
Some new writers for Bustle face a probing survey asking about sensitive topics including trauma, sex, and medical issues  —  Bustle and the Industrialization of Confession  —  Imagine you just started at a new job.  You work remotely and have never met your boss in person.
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Krysia Lenzo / CNBC:
News Corp reports Q2 revenue of $2.16B, down 4% year over year, blames currency changes, print revenue; will focus on streamlining newspapers in Australia, UK
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Public radio staffers across the U.S. lay out new guidelines for podcast audience measurement
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Nasser Karimi / Associated Press:
Iran authorities detain former BBC Persian reporter
Discussion: Motherboard and Guardian
Liam La Guerre / Commercial Observer:
Al Jazeera Pays Boston Properties $45M For Midtown Lease Termination
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
CNN simulcasting next week's PBS Democratic debate
Discussion: FishbowlDC, TVNewser and The Federalist
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Ellen Rosenbush returns to Harper's as interim editor after firing of Christopher Cox
Discussion: FishbowlNY