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4:25 PM ET, August 1, 2014

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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.
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Kristen Schweizer / Bloomberg:
Vivendi Sells Its 13% Beats Stake to Apple for $404 Million  —  Vivendi SA (VIV) sold its stake in Beats Electronics LLC to Apple Inc. (AAPL) for $404 million as part of the iPhone maker's takeover of the headphone company.  —  The stake was about 13 percent, Paris-based Vivendi said today …
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: Forbes, The Wrap, GeekWire and @peterlauria3
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 …
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.
Bloomberg:
Aereo Asks Court to Stop ‘Bleeding,’ Allow New Life  —  Aereo Inc. asked a judge to grant it new life, allowing it to operate like a cable-TV service and stop the “bleeding” after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the streaming video company violated broadcasters' copyrights.
Discussion: Businessweek, TIME and @joshuabrustein, Thanks:@alexbarinka
Shelli Weinstein / Variety:
Scout Media Names Ross Levinsohn Executive Chairman, Announces Full Exec Team  —  Multi-channel, male-focused media network Scout has appointed Ross Levinsohn to executive chairman, announced CEO James Heckman on Thursday.  Levinsohn will lead the company's strategic expansion …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and MediaWire Daily
Mark Scott / New York Times:
Google Details Problems With Handling Right to Be Forgotten Requests  —  LONDON - Google says complying with Europe's so-called right to be forgotten ruling is getting complicated.  —  In a lengthy response to questions from the region's data regulators, the search giant …
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.
Michael Rondon / Folio:
Bonnier to Move U.S. Titles Off Its Own Platform  —  Mag+ shifting focus to corporate applications.  —  Bonnier Corp. is moving its digital editions off of the Mag+ platform—a platform it helped create and one that's owned by its Swiss-based parent company, Bonnier AB—and onto Adobe's Digital Publishing Suite system.
 
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