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12:15 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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Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Hashtags included in 45% of Super Bowl ads; Facebook or Twitter mentioned in only 5% of ads  —  Hashtags In Super Bowl Ads Dropped Slightly To 45% In 2016  —  As with last year, social networks were rarely mentioned, with Twitter and Facebook tied in our count.
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Shareen Pathak / Digiday:
What a $5 million Super Bowl ad can buy you in digital media (tl;dr: a lot)
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
IBT Media Names Alvaro Palacios COO  —  IBT Media, publisher of Newsweek and The International Business Times, has named Alvaro Palacios chief operating officer.  —  Palacios previously served as head of US operations for Televisa Publishing + Digital.  —  In related IBT Media news …
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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
New York Times:
The case of five missing booksellers in Hong Kong puts spotlight on publishing niche that creates illicit books critical of Beijing  —  In China, Books That Make Money, and Enemies  —  HONG KONG — In a dimly lit industrial building in Hong Kong, hundreds of books wrapped in brown paper …
Steve Dent / Engadget:
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).  It's still kicking though, and now has a new trick — streaming directly from your browser.
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Boston public radio station WBUR overhauling its site to highlight audio, integrate with NPR, and work better for mobile users  —  A Boston public radio station is redesigning its site to make audio “a first-class citizen online”  —  News analysis program On Point is one of Boston public …
Discussion: @onpointradio
 
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