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8:30 PM ET, August 1, 2014

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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Israel Censor Wants To Pre-Approve New York Times Coverage Of Soldier  —  NEW YORK — The Israeli military told The New York Times on Friday to withhold publishing additional information about an Israeli soldier reportedly captured by Palestinian militants until it is first reviewed by a censor.
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Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Times Foreign Editor Responds on Israeli Censorship  —  Isabel Kershner and Fares Akram reported Friday in The Times that detailed information about a kidnapped Israeli soldier would be subject to a rare instance of Israeli military censorship.  The passage from the article reads as follows:
Discussion: Gawker
Andrew Flanagan / Billboard:
Beats and Apple Dispute Reports of Layoffs  —  Apple and a source close to Beats are disputing the characterization in recent reports that a significant round of layoffs is taking place at Beats, saying there have been no layoffs (save for about five performance-based terminations) …
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Hannah Karp / Wall Street Journal:
With Apple-Beats Deal Complete, Ian Rogers To Run iTunes Radio  —  Now that Apple has officially swallowed Beats, Ian Rogers, the head of Beats' subscription-music service, will also oversee the iPhone-maker's iTunes Radio efforts, according to people familiar with the matter.
Don Reisinger / CNET:
Apple closes $3B Beats deal, welcomes the company ‘to the family’
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Facebook and fewer stories behind rise in web traffic, says Telegraph chief  —  Telegraph Media Group editor-in-chief Jason Seiken says a change in focus helped drive up the paper's website traffic in June  —  The Telegraph website's 20% traffic boost in June has been attributed …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Judy McGrath, Former CEO of MTV Networks, Joins Amazon's Board  —  Judy McGrath, former CEO of MTV Networks, has been elected to Amazon.com's board of directors effective Oct. 1, the company said.  —  McGrath also was appointed to the Amazon board's leadership development and compensation committee, according to an SEC filing Friday.
Discussion: GeekWire, The Wrap, Forbes and @peterlauria3
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Please Stop Saving Me A Click  —  Lately, a new behavior seems to be picking up steam.  More and more, average men, women, androgynous novelty Twitter accounts, and even brands are bravely butting in, taking up a conservationist cause.  It looks like this: … There are clicks in need of saving.
Ed Christman / Billboard:
Jody Gerson Named Head of Universal Music Publishing Group  —  Jody Gerson, newly named head of Universal Music Publishing Group.
Farhad Manjoo / NYT Bits:
Amazon Wants Cheaper Ebooks.  But Should It Get to Enforce Prices?  —  In a short blog post meant to shed light on its ongoing contract dispute with the publisher Hachette, Amazon argued this week that its data proves that lower ebook prices are better for everyone in the market for books.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Mail did not reveal to PCC or Leveson that News of the World hacked staff  —  Four Mail on Sunday journalists were told by the police in 2006 that their mobile phones had been hacked  —  Vital evidence about phone hacking was withheld from the Press Complaints Commission when it held …
BBC:
Russia enacts ‘draconian’ law for bloggers and online media  —  A new law imposing restrictions on users of social media has come into effect in Russia.  —  It means bloggers with more than 3,000 daily readers must register with the mass media regulator, Roskomnadzor, and conform …
 
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