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6:45 PM ET, June 5, 2014


 Top News: 
Trevor Timm / Guardian:
Four ways Edward Snowden changed the world and why the fight's not over
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Verizon Threatens Netflix With Legal Action Over Congestion Message  —  Here's the newest salvo in the Netflix/Verizon fight that blew up yesterday: Verizon is now threatening Netflix with legal action over the messages that Netflix is showing some Verizon subscribers, which blame Verizon for low-quality video streams.
Dan Rayburn /
Netflix's Network Congestion Message Rolling Out On All ISPs, Not Just Verizon
Discussion: DSLreports
Ellen Killoran / International Business Times:
Hachette Announces Layoffs As Amazon Standoff Persists  —  Hachette Book Group reportedly laid of 3 percent of its staff on Thursday, weeks into a standoff with
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Amazon Boycott Gets a Helping Hand From Stephen Colbert
Reuters:   EU competition chief to examine Amazon, Hachette e-book spat
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Dashiell Bennett named editor of The Wire  —  The Atlantic has named a new editor for its news curation website, The Wire.  —  News editor Dashiell Bennett has been promoted to the top masthead slot, the company announced today, replacing Gabriel Snyder, who left the company five months ago and now works for Bloomberg Media Group.
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Here's how the recession affected jobs in newsrooms, publishing, advertising, and more  —  The Upshot has gone chart crazy today, with a new project featuring 255 visualizations of how job markets were influenced by the recession.  In the words of New York Times developer and Upshot team member Derek Willis:
Discussion: New York Times, The Awl and @niemanlab
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News:
Aereo Now Chromecast-Ready  —  Debut Comes After A Brief Delay  —  Following a brief delay, Aereo announced Thursday that its broadband TV and cloud DVR service now works with the popular Google Chromecast streaming adapter.  —  The extension, supported on Android-powered devices …
Namo Media Blog:
Twitter acquires Namo Media to boost native mobile ads, will integrate it with MoPub  —  We are excited to announce that Twitter is acquiring Namo Media!  —  We started Namo Media with the belief that mobile banner ads don't work for users, publishers, or advertisers.
Peter Sterne / Capital New York:
Firm puts Vice in its sights for intern class action  —  The law firm that sued Condé Nast and others for using unpaid interns has set its sights on Vice Media, Capital has learned.  —  Three people who previously worked as unpaid interns for Vice told Capital they have been contacted …
Discussion: @resnikoff and @petersterne
Andrew Flanagan / Billboard:
Beastie Boys Awarded $1.7 Million in Monster Copyright Case  —  Title: Beastie Boys-Run DMC Press Conference - November 11, 1987 Caption: Adam Yauch (MCA), Mike Diamond (Mike D) and Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock) of the Beastie Boys (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage) Date created: 11 May 1987
Discussion: Associated Press, Mashable and CNN
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Phone hacking may have led to Milly Dowler voicemail deletions, says judge  —  Voice messages, once hacked, would have been deleted automatically, Mr Justice Saunders tells Old Bailey jury  —  Murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler's voicemails would have been deleted automatically after they were hacked …
Discussion: @davidfolkenflik
Ruth Pollard / Sydney Morning Herald:
Prosecution demands maximum sentence for al-Jazeera journalists, including Australian Peter Greste  —  Cairo: Egypt's prosecution has called for the maximum sentence for al-Jazeera journalists - including Australian Peter Greste - who are on trial for colluding with the Muslim Brotherhood to produce false news to defame Egypt.
Digital Media Law Project:
US freelancers and photographers more likely to be denied media credentialing, study shows  —  Who Gets a Press Pass?  —  The Digital Media Law Project at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the Journalist's Resource project at Harvard's Shorenstein Center on Media …
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Nick Massella / FishbowlDC:
Huff Post Launches New Video Series Fueled by Booze
Discussion: SocialTimes
Margit Feher / Wall Street Journal:
Hungarian Private Media Goes Blank in Protest against Planned Tax
Discussion: Yahoo! Finance and Guardian
D.B. Hebbard / Talking New Media:
Advantage Business Media shutters digital media industry website
Seth Liss / Poynter:
Kelly McBride named Poynter's Vice President for Academic Programs
Discussion: @craigsilverman and @kensands
Agence France-Presse:
Mexican Reporter's Body Found After Kidnapping
 Earlier Picks: 
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
In addition to Soundcloud, Twitter also reportedly considered acquiring Pandora and Spotify
Discussion: Financial Times and CNET
Associated Press:
France lifts restrictions on D-Day video coverage
Dawn McMullan / INMA:
Raju Narisetti says “storytelling could be the key to the industry's long-term relevance”