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6:55 PM ET, March 8, 2014


 Top News: 
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Deputies confirm key quote from Dorian Nakamoto about Bitcoin in Newsweek story  —  More Details On Newsweek Journalist's Interview With Alleged Bitcoin Creator  —  In a long article that points to a 64-year-old California man Dorian Nakamoto as Bitcoin's creator, the most compelling evidence …
Seth Fiegerman / Mashable:
‘Newsweek’ Editor: We Knew This Might Be a ‘S**tstorm’
Sarah Lacy / PandoDaily:
Sources: Bryan Goldberg of Bustle bought out Google Ventures' $100k investment  —  Sources: Google Ventures did not pull funding from Bustle; Bryan Goldberg bought Google Ventures out  —  According to a report on TechCrunch, citing unnamed sources, Google Ventures has pulled its $100,000 investment …
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Aereo's internet TV service in Denver and Salt Lake City shuts down today  —  Aereo's streams in Denver and Salt Lake City hung on for a while after the US District Court of Utah granted its opponents a preliminary injunction on February 20th, but today they're shutting off.
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
FiveThirtyEight to Relaunch on March 17  —  We have some news!  We're planning to relaunch FiveThirtyEight on March 17, a week from Monday.  —  As with all plans, this one could go awry.  We're still completing final testing on the new website, and tweaking the final elements of the site's design.
Discussion: The Wrap, Poynter and @fivethirtyeight
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Julian Assange at SXSW: ‘national security reporters are a new kind of refugee’  —  Speaking via Skype before an audience of thousands at South by Southwest, Julian Assange made the case for a new golden age of national security reporting, conducted largely by Americans in exile.
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Next week Medium is launching an iPhone app for reading but not writing posts  —  With Medium, Evan Williams Is Tackling the Future of Writing Online  —  As a founder of both Blogger and Twitter, Evan Williams helped change the way people write online.  Now, with his latest start-up …
BU Today:
David Carr: Anyone trying to predict the future of journalism “is going to get clobbered”  —  David Carr: Journalism Is Still Serious, Just Different  —  In September, New York Times media columnist David Carr will convene his first class at the College of Communication …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
After Zite sale, it's time to take a more skeptical look at news personalization by algorithm  —  The smarter news apps are, the dumber they get  —  A curiously hot category with little to show for it  —  In August 2011, CNN bought the newsreading app Zite for $20 million.
Discussion: @mathewi
Jeremy Popkin / Splitsider:
Talking to 'The Onion's New Editor-in-Chief, Cole Bolton  —  It's a story as old as time itself: man dislikes his job, decides to pursue a career in comedy, sends a bunch of unsolicited work into The Onion, and eventually becomes editor of the world's most popular satirical news site.
Discussion: @peteschroeder
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
This Photographer Just Made $15K In One Day On Instagram  —  Daniel Arnold had $90.03 in his bank account on Thursday when he had a clever idea: Why not sell some photos on Instagram?  —  Arnold, a Brooklyn-based photographer, enjoys a bit of fame on the network: He was lauded by Gawker as …
Discussion: @davidmarcus and Fast Company
Dylan Byers / Politico:
CNN's ‘Piers Morgan’ to end in three weeks; Bill Weir, Jake Tapper to sub at 9 p.m.  —  CNN's Piers Morgan will officially end his primetime show at the end of the month and will be temporarily replaced by alternating hosts, including Bill Weir and Jake Tapper, network sources told POLITICO on Friday.
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Nicola Pring / Columbia Journalism Review:
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
New York Times and PBS's POV team up for digital documentaries with launch Saturday
Wall Street Journal:
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Discussion: @saila and @kalven
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Danish reporter freed after Mideast abduction