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4:15 PM ET, July 18, 2014

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Forbes:
Forbes Media Agrees To Sell Majority Stake To A Group Of International Investors To Accelerate The Company's Global Growth  —  Forbes Family Welcomes Significant Investment by Investor Group  —  Investors Are Committed to Forbes' Brand, Strategy, Values and Management …
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Forbes devalued its brand by adding misleading native advertising and bad contributors  —  No silver bullets  —  Lewis DVorkin performed a miracle with Forbes ... almost.  He almost rescued a dying brand, almost helped get it sold to a new owner, and almost rescued the Forbes family …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
CNN Removes Reporter Diana Magnay From Israel-Gaza After ‘Scum’ Tweet  —  NEW YORK — CNN has removed correspondent Diana Magnay from covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after she tweeted that Israelis who were cheering the bombing of Gaza, and who had allegedly threatened her, were “scum.”
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Russia Today London correspondent resigns in protest at ‘disrespect for facts’ over Malaysian plane crash  —  A Russia Today reporter based in London has resigned with immediate effect in protest at the station's coverage of yesterday's plane crash in Ukraine.
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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
RT blasts back at latest departure: ‘We have different definitions of truth’  —  Another big story, another high-profile departure: Russia Today's (RT) Sara Firth has resigned over the network's coverage of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.  RT is the Kremlin-funded international news agency …
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Jack Shafer / Reuters:
Streaming media services such as Netflix make a Fox-Time Warner deal as bad a bet as '90s newspaper buys  —  Dear Mr. Murdoch: Save yourself 80 billion bucks  —  The first time Rupert Murdoch tried to acquire Warner, Ronald Reagan was completing his first term as president …
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Fox Challenges ESPN with Pursuit of Time Warner
Amazon.com:
Introducing Kindle Unlimited: Unlimited Reading and Listening on Any Device—Just $9.99 a Month  —  Read freely from over 600,000 books—available on Kindle devices, as well as free Kindle reading apps for iOS, Android and more  —  Listen to thousands of audiobooks from Audible …
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When Amazon Acts Like A Start-up: Why Amazon Has Entered The Ebook Subscription Market
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
With jet crash, news media again weigh where to draw the line on graphic photos  —  As news about the Malaysia Airlines jet crash began breaking Thursday, the Reuters news service tweeted what it described as the first photo from the scene in Ukraine.  The image was ghastly …
Alexa Olesen / Foreign Policy:
Crowdsourced translations site of worldwide news articles Cenci obliterated by Chinese censors  —  Another Chinese Website Bites the Dust  —  Crowdsourced translation site Cenci gets ‘erased from the planet.’
Yoree Koh / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter expected to unveil new metrics that count people who see tweets in embeds and on TV  —  Under Pressure, Twitter Tries to Resize Itself  —  Company Is Expected to Unveil New Metrics That Will Show Breadth of Its Audience  —  After a troubling start as a public company …
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Microsoft plans to spin-off Nokia MixRadio as a standalone music streaming service, iOS and Android versions now a possibility  —  Nokia MixRadio spins out of Microsoft as standalone streaming music service  —  Personal radio app will still be preloaded on Windows Phones, but now has scope to launch on iOS and Android too
Reuters:
BSkyB in talks to acquire 21st Century Fox's Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia for estimated €10B  —  BSkyB prepares to roll the dice again with European expansion  —  * BSkyB in talks to buy Fox's German and Italian units  —  * Italian business hit by macro economic pressure
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Netflix tests private viewing mode to hide your B-movie binges  —  We've all been down that road: You decide to watch some roadhouse B-movie fare on Netflix, hoping that it will be fun on some level, but it ends up just being a very bad choice — one that you and everyone sharing your account …
Sports Journalists' Association:
Commonwealth Games journalists upset by £70 charge for remote access to preview information  —  Glasgow organisers charge media for preview material  —  Journalists hoping to provide readers with basic preview information on the eve of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow are being forced to pay for it by the organisers.
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