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5:15 PM ET, February 10, 2016


 Top News: 
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Twitter Will Now Put Recommended (Not Newest) Tweets At the Top Of Your Timeline  —  If Twitter is going to fix its growth problem, it's going to have to make some drastic moves — and, with an update today, that means even changing the timeline.  —  Twitter today is unveiling a new Twitter timeline …
Twitter reports 320M total MAUs, no change from previous quarter, quarterly revenue up 48% YoY to $710M, meeting expectations  —  Twitter's User Growth Goes Nowhere As It Meets Revenue Expectations Of $710M  —  Twitter today reported its fourth-quarter earnings — one of the most important quarters …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
HBO Now has 800K paying subscribers 10 months after launch, short of predicted 1-2M subs  —  HBO NOW, The Network's Streaming Service For Cord Cutters, Has Just 800,000 Subscribers  —  HBO NOW may have scored as one of last year's top streaming apps in terms of revenue …
Brent Lang / Variety:
Time Warner Q4: misses estimates with revenue down 6% YoY to $7.1B; HBO revenue up 6% to $1.4B; Warner Bros. down 13% to $3.3B  —  Time Warner Reports Mixed Quarterly Results Due to Movie Flops  —  Box office bombs like “Pan” and “In the Heart of the Sea” weighed down Time Warner's fiscal fourth quarter …
Áine Kerr / Storyful Blog:
Storyful Managing Editor Aine Kerr to become Facebook's manager of journalism partnerships  —  Storyful's Managing Editor on Moving on to the Next Challenge  —  Nothing can prepare you for the psychological torment and raw adrenaline that comes with joining a scrappy startup.
Discussion: Storyful Blog, Reuters and @jimbrady
Associated Press:
Journalist kidnapped in southern Mexico found dead  —  MEXICO CITY (AP) — A reporter who was kidnapped by armed assailants in the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz this week has been found dead, Mexican authorities said Tuesday.  —  Anabel Flores Salazar's body was discovered on a highway …
Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider:
Facebook debuts auto-captioning for video ads, says having captions can increase video view time by 12%  —  Facebook wants advertisers to get a lot better at silent video  —  People are now watching 100 million hours of video on Facebook every day — but many of those users …
Mike McPhate / New York Times:
Newspaper adviser fired at Mount St. Mary's University in Maryland after controversial article  —  Newspaper Adviser Is Fired After Students' Scoop Roils Maryland Campus  —  When student reporters at Mount St. Mary's University, a small Catholic institution in Maryland …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Study finds BBC dominated online news in 2015 with 30% traffic share and 18.9B page views, 3x more than its closest competitor with 5.6B  —  BBC websites dominate the market in online news views  —  Top 10 media publishers responsible for 65% of news consumed in Britain
Discussion: @similarweb and Similarweb Blog
Dale Kasler / Sacramento Bee:
McClatchy Q4: revenue down 7.8% YoY to $292.8M excluding one-time items, advertising revenue down 11.7% YoY  —  McClatchy reports higher fourth quarter profit  —  Bee owner says revenue continues to decline  —  The McClatchy Co. on Wednesday reported higher adjusted earnings …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Warner Music Pays $14 Million to End ‘Happy Birthday’ Copyright Lawsuit  —  The music publisher will also not stand in the way for a judge to declare the song to be in the public domain.  —  Sing the song, blow out the candles, eat the cake and unwrap the gifts.
Telegraph Media Group enlists Deloitte for strategic review  —  Barclay brothers believed to be testing potential City interest in newspaper group  —  The chief executive of the publisher of the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph has launched an extensive strategic review of the newspaper group.
Monica Hesse / Washington Post:
Serial plays a role in a court hearing for convicted killer Adnan Syed as interest in true-crime stories grows  —  ‘Serial’ takes the stand: How a podcast became a character in its own narrative  —  BALTIMORE — The post-conviction relief hearing for convicted Baltimore killer and “Serial” …
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Press Gazette:
UK media groups lose court appeal to lift reporting restrictions on terrorism trial
Discussion: Telegraph, BBC and Guardian
James Rainey / Variety:
Despite Earnings Records, Disney CEO Bob Iger Forced to Defend ESPN
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Thomas Erdbrink / New York Times:
Iran's Press TV suspends two executives after newscaster Sheena Shirani claims she faced sexual harassment, then flees country
Daniel Roberts / Yahoo! Finance:
Sources: ESPN and DraftKings end exclusive deal committing DraftKings to $200M ad spend per year
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
Emails between Clinton aide Philippe Reines and ex-The Atlantic contributing editor detail specific conditions traded for an early copy of a speech