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Times pushes back on Abramson pay report
The New York Times worked to counter a New Yorker report that stated fired Times executive editor Jill Abramson was making substantially less than male colleagues and that her hiring a lawyer to explore the issue was a factor in her termination. Times spokesperson Eileen Murphy said she was misquoted in the New Yorker article on the topic. Murphy also made clear that a Twitter account purported to be run by Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger was a fake. Sulzberger told staff in a memo on Thursday that reports about Abramson’s pay were "simply not true."

Sterling: I won’t pay hefty fine
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling sent a letter to the NBA saying he will not pay the $2.5 million fine handed down by commissioner Adam Silver and that he might sue the league. Legal experts told CBS News that the NBA would likely prevail in such a dispute, though it might drag the process on for months or years longer than it would like. The Oklahoma City Thunder eliminated the Clippers from the playoffs on Thursday night.

Marketing exec to run Google Glass division
Google named CMO Ivy Ross as the head of its Glass unit on Thursday night. She has a "rich, non-tech" background, according to TechCrunch, with experience working for the eyewear division of Bausch & Lomb in the 1990s.

Tech sector takes on tiered Internet
Technology companies voiced opposition to the Federal Communications Commission’s proposal that would allow broadband providers to charge companies for an Internet "fast lane." Netflix, for one, said it is "not interested," while other tech giants such as Amazon also panned the fast-lane proposal.

PRWeek Global Awards winners announced
PRWeek handed out its first set of Global Awards on Thursday night in Barcelona. The event’s big winners included TogoRun for International Agency of the Year and Ford for In-House Team of the Year. Global Agency of the Year went to FleishmanHillard.

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