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2:55 PM ET, February 8, 2016

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Jack Dorsey / @jack:
Jack Dorsey responds to #RIPTwitter, links Twitter's identity with real-time, doesn't deny an algorithmic feed but says there was no plan to launch next week  —  Hello Twitter! Regarding #RIPTwitter: I want you all to know we're always listening. We never planned to reorder timelines next week.
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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter's algorithmic timeline is like expanded version of “while you were away” feature, according to users testing it; opt-out is available  —  Here's how Twitter's new algorithmic timeline is going to work  —  Twitter went into an uproar Friday after a BuzzFeed report …
Lucy Kellaway / Financial Times:
FT columnist Lucy Kellaway responds to Hewlett Packard marketing chief Henry Gomez after he made veiled threat in response to critical opinion piece  —  An old-school reply to an advertiser's retro threat  —  Meg Whitman's lieutenant was ‘disappointed’ with what I'd written.  Here is my considered response
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John Harrington / PRWeek:
Hewlett Packard Enterprise releases letter sent to FT journalist to dispute ‘ad threat’ claim  —  Hewlett Packard Enterprise has strongly disputed claims by an FT columnist that the software firm's comms chief Henry Gomez wrote a ‘threatening’ and ‘aggressive’ letter to her with suggestions …
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
En Español: The New York Times launches a Spanish-language news site aiming south of the border  —  The Iowa caucuses are confusing.  Every four years, Americans receive a crash course in the quirky midwestern custom that kicks off the presidential nominating cycle …
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Joshua Brustein / Bloomberg Business:
Wired to start offering ad-free version of its website for $3.99 a month from Feb 16, will block visitors using ad blockers  —  Wired Is Launching an Ad-Free Website to Appease Ad Blockers  —  Readers can pay $3.99 for a four-week subscription to a version of its site without advertising.
Discussion: @om, @dangraziano and @alisonajones
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
Super Bowl ads generated 476M views online to date, 62.4M on game day alone  —  Super Bowl Ads Draw 476M Views Online  —  62.4M views came on game day, according to iSpot.TV … In addition to being seen during the big game, Super Bowl commercials generated 476 million on line views, according to iSpot.TV.
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Re/code:
Sources: Twitter could name two new board members this week  —  Twitter Aims to Name Two New Board Members This Week.  (We'll See!)  —  According to multiple sources, Twitter is aiming to name two new board members to replace a pair of outgoing ones at the same time it announces its fourth quarter earnings tomorrow.
Discussion: @fmanjoo and BuzzFeed
Kelsey Sutton / Politico:
Al Jazeera America to stop updating website Feb. 26, TV operations continue until April 12  —  Al Jazeera America to shutter digital operations by the end of the month  —  POLITICO P.M. Media Pro: How many watched Super Bowl 50?  —New York mag gets a new app—Jake Tapper on 'fact checking'What are they thinking?
Discussion: @petersterne
Steve Dent / Engadget:
The Pirate Bay, other torrent sites add support for Torrents Time plugin allowing you to stream movies and TV shows from your browser  —  The Pirate Bay begins testing browser streaming  —  The Pirate Bay torrent site has blown around so much, you might need even be sure where it is right now (thepiratebay.se, we think).
Bloomberg Business:
NFL in talks about selling streaming rights to “Thursday Night Football”  —  Yahoo, Verizon, AT&T Want NFL Thursday Streaming Rights  —  National Football League has targeted tech, telecom partners  —  Traditional broadcasters uninterested in paying extra
Discussion: @lucas_shaw
Jack Shafer / Politico:
News outlets should stop treating Chelsea Clinton as an off-limits subject of scrutiny  —  Time for Chelsea Clinton's Easy Ride to End  —  Why is the press treating a wealthy, 35-year-old political operative like she's still a White House kid?  —  When precisely did Chelsea Clinton complete …
Discussion: @politicomag and @twright55
 
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Vice UK staff move to unionise to ‘share in the success’ of media company
Discussion: @tucnews
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
IBT Media Names Alvaro Palacios COO
Discussion: Media Wire Daily
New York Times:
The case of five missing booksellers in Hong Kong puts spotlight on publishing niche that creates illicit books critical of Beijing
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Boston public radio station WBUR overhauling its site to highlight audio, integrate with NPR, and work better for mobile users
Discussion: @onpointradio
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Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
The New York Times is unearthing unpublished photos from its archives for Black History Month
Discussion: New York Times