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6:35 PM ET, April 10, 2014


 Top News: 
Michael Calderone / Huffington Post:
Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras Returning To U.S. For First Time Since Snowden Revelations  —  NEW YORK — Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, two American journalists who have been at the forefront of reporting on documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden …
Vindu Goel / New York Times:
Twitter and Facebook Wield Little Influence on TV Watching  —  Listen to executives at Twitter and Facebook talk about how we watch television and you might walk away thinking that Americans are chattering nonstop on the social networks while watching their favorite shows.
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
CNNx lets you watch only the news you care about  —  Since you're here, we figure you're pretty comfortable in using the internet to get your news.  CNN has noticed that trend as well, and is making the jump to the next generation with CNNx.  Initially available as an update for CNN's iPad app …
Discussion:, CNN and Adweek
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Why Business Insider lets its reporters fly on sources' dimes  —  Henry Blodget isn't one to be a slave to convention.  After his crash as a financial analyst, he built Business Insider into a site topping 25 million uniques on a mix of click-bait and in-depth executive profiles.
Discussion: @ryanchittum and Talking Biz News
Stephen Colbert To Succeed Letterman On ‘Late Night’  —  Don't Miss This  —  Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.  —  CHICAGO (CBS) — CBS announced on Thursday that Stephen Colbert will succeed David Letterman on “Late Night.”
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
News of the World boss denies trying to keep Mulcaire ‘sweet’ with payments  —  Kuttner tells Old Bailey he was advised to continue paying after investigator was charged with phone hacking related offences  —  The former managing editor of the News of the World, Stuart Kuttner …
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Amazon Acquires Digital Comic Book Service Comixology  —  Amazon has just announced that they will acquire comiXology, a service that offers digital versions of comics from Marvel, DC, and many others.  —  If you've never used it, it's probably easiest to think of comiXology as a sort of iTunes for comic books.
Daren Butler / Reuters:
Turkey keeps YouTube block despite court rulings  —  (Reuters) - Turkish authorities defied court orders and reaffirmed a ban on YouTube imposed after the posting of illicit recordings of top secret security talks that was cited by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan as part of a “dirty campaign” to topple him.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
YouTube Hurts Music Album Sales, Research Finds  —  In recent years many academics have researched the link between Internet piracy and the revenues of the major music labels, with varying results.  Some have concluded that there is no adverse impact of piracy on sales, others argue that there's a moderate negative relation.
Discussion: Softpedia News
AbcnewsPr / ABC News:
James Goldston Named President of ABC News  —  Ben Sherwood sent the following note to ABC News staff this morning announcing that James Goldston will be the next President of ABC News.  —  As my partner these past three years, James Goldston has helped lead ABC News to new heights.
Sam Thielman / Adweek:
Hulu's Head of Development Exits: Charlotte Koh leaves as NewFronts presentation nears  —  Hulu's head of original programming development, Charlotte Koh, is leaving the company.  —  No details around the departure were provided by Hulu, and the exit is puzzling especially given the timing.
Patrick Kingsley / Guardian:
Video evidence used against al-Jazeera journalists filmed by other networks  —  Peter Breste and two other journalists still denied bail in Egypt after evidence shown in trial includes video of trotting horse  —  Three al-Jazeera journalists detained in Egypt said they are being held arbitrarily …
Discussion: @spikefodder and @tomgara
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Aereo available to Google Chromecast users on Android starting May 29  —  Aereo Coming to Google Chromecast  —  Aereo, facing a showdown with broadcasters at the U.S. Supreme Court over its TV-streaming service, will be adding support for Google's Chromecast adapter as another option …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Maker Studios' Ex-CEO Danny Zappin Aims to Delay Disney's $500 Million Acquisition  —  A California judge is asked to enjoin a merger vote, scheduled for next week at the digital media company.  —  Danny Zappin  —  Disney's proposed acquisition of digital video studio Maker Studios isn't going off without a hitch.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Murdoch: Post might ‘quite likely’ go all-digital in 10 years  —  The New York Post might “quite likely” be a digital-only publication in another 10 years, according to Rupert Murdoch, chairman of the newspaper's parent company, News Corp.  —  In a wide-ranging interview with Fortune …
Alan D. Mutter / Editor and Publisher:
How Skift uses data for a digital publishing business with well-established revenue streams  —  Newsosaur: A Thoroughly Modern Digital Publishing  —  When Rafat Ali launched Paid Content in 2002, he created one of the earliest successful digital publishing businesses by, quite cleverly …
John Koetsier / VentureBeat:
Digital advertising hits $43B, passing broadcast TV for the first time ever  —  Above: Digital ad revenue passed $40B in 2013  —  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.
Discussion: IAB, Wall Street Journal and TechCrunch
Charter Weighs Consequences of Bidding War for Time Warner Cable  —  Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) has Charter Communications Inc. (CHTR) caught in a bind.  —  Nearly two months after Comcast trumped its bid for Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC), Charter is still debating whether to compete for the New York-based cable provider.
Discussion: @jcmccracken, @srabil and BuzzFeed
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Analyzing Comcast's argument for taking over Time Warner Cable
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Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Following Spotify, Deezer Goes Freemium On Mobile
Discussion: Gigaom, DEEZER and The Next Web
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Last press council in U.S. will close next month
Jeanine Poggi / AdAge:
Twitter-Tastic HLN Upfront: Twitter Partnership, Nightly Social Media Show
Discussion: Lost Remote
Christine Dobby / Financial Post:
CBC to slash 657 full-time jobs over 2 years as broadcaster adjusts to future without sports
Discussion: Reuters
Rem Rieder / USA Today:
Aaron Kushner prepares for next week's launch of the Los Angeles Register
Discussion: @laregisternews and @latams
John Plunkett / Guardian:
BBC must tackle complacency over the way it spends licence fee, say MPs
Discussion: Press Gazette
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Alison Langley / Columbia Journalism Review:
An English-language news site in Sweden is expanding across the continent
Discussion: The Local
Jack Gillum / Associated Press:
Obama administration will probe whether ZunZuneo, or “Cuban Twitter,” sent political messages
Associated Press:
Afghan probe begins in attack on AP journalists
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
How publishers-turned-platforms pay their amateur contributors
Discussion: @digiday