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2:50 PM ET, March 22, 2014


 Top News: 
Wall Street Journal:
Google Refuses Turkey's Requests to Yank YouTube Videos  —  Move is Latest Sign of Resistance to a Crackdown Against Social Media led by the Prime Minister  —  Google Inc. has declined Turkish government requests to remove YouTube videos alleging government corruption, people familiar with the matter said …
Jim Cicconi / AT&T Public Policy Blog:
AT&T: costs caused by Netflix's growth should not be borne by all broadband subscribers  —  Who Should Pay for Netflix?  —  I saw Reed Hasting's blog yesterday from Netflix asserting in rather dramatic fashion (with diagrams) that ISPs should build facilities (he said provide …
Dan Rayburn /
Netflix & Level 3 Only Telling Half The Story, Won't Detail What Changes They Want To Net Neutrality
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
What if Netflix switched to P2P for video streaming?
Discussion: The Wrap
Ed Christman / Billboard:
Apple explores Spotify-like streaming service, iTunes app for Android as downloads decline  —  Apple Mulls Launching Spotify Rival, Android App as Downloads Decline (Sources)  —  Apple has opened exploratory talks with senior label executives about the possibility of launching …
Patrick Kingsley / Guardian:
Al-Jazeera journalist jailed in Egypt loses full use of arm  —  Mohamed Fahmy, one of four imprisoned journalists, reveals injury has worsened after being denied treatment since arrest  —  One of the four jailed al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt no longer has full use of his arm …
Leo Barraclough / Variety:
ITV Takes Stake in Nordic VOD Channel Cirkus  —  LONDON — U.K. broadcaster ITV has taken a minority stake in Nordic on-demand channel Cirkus.  —  The service showcases British TV series through program supply agreements with ITV Studios Global Entertainment, BBC Worldwide, Endemol and All3Media International.
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
Tal Kopan / Politico:
Sen. Chuck Schumer predicts Senate will pass media shield bill later this year  —  Chuck Schumer: Shield bill could pass Senate  —  Sen. Chuck Schumer on Friday predicted that the Senate will pass his bill providing protections for journalists this year, calling it “very, very likely.”
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Rhapsody ‘winds down’ partnership with Echo Nest after Spotify acquisition  —  Rhapsody today announced that it is ending its partnership with The Echo Nest, just weeks after the music intelligence company was acquired by Spotify.  —  Seattle-based Rhapsody said it has …
Kia Kokalitcheva / VentureBeat:
Twitter Music pulled from App Store today, will be shut down April 18  —  Connect with leaders from the companies in this story, in real life: Come to the fourth annual VentureBeat Mobile Summit April 14-15 in Sausalito, Calif. Request an invitation.  —  A Twitter app will be shutting down soon.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
March Madness Dunks Record Digital Views in Early Play — with Apparently No Glitches  —  Turns out somebody can deliver a high-volume digital video event without any noticeable snafus.  —  The web and mobile NCAA March Madness Live service, managed by Turner Sports, registered record video streams …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and Guardian
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
The great Canadian newspaper exodus
Discussion: @angelapacienza
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
LinkedIn plans major Pulse update for Q3, will use your professional info to personalize news
Discussion: SocialTimes and App Advice
Stassa Edwards / The Week:
L'Wren Scott, and the awful truth about women's obituaries
Discussion: @theweek
Nicole Levy / Capital New York:
F.T. staffers discuss reporting in China
Discussion: Forbes and @jackshafer
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