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11:20 AM ET, August 26, 2014

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Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Netflix pushes to block the Comcast-Time Warner merger, submitting a ‘Petition to Deny’ to the FCC  —  Netflix has made no secret of its opposition to the proposed Comcast-Time Warner merger, previously calling it ‘anti-competitive’.  Now, the streaming giant has officially lodged its concerns …
Discussion: Netflix and VentureBeat
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Ted Johnson / Variety:
Los Angeles Mayor: FCC Should Consider Dodgers Dispute in Comcast-TW Cable Merger Review  —  Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says that the FCC's review of the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger should examine “real world problems like the Dodgers dispute,” in which more than 60% …
Walt Mossberg / Re/code:
Re/code introducing native advertising  —  A New Advertising Format for Re/code  —  Eagle-eyed readers may notice a new feature here on Re/code today.  It's called “Sponsor Content,” and is, for us, a new form of advertising.  Known broadly as “native advertising,” this is a category …
Discussion: @monkbent and @jonrussell, Thanks:@steverubel
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Rogers And Shaw Team Up To Launch A Netflix Competitor For Canada Called ‘Shomi’  —  Canadian cable giants aren't just going to watch their audience slip away to streaming services - two of the nation's biggest providers have joined forces to launch shomi, a new subscription-based service …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Tribune Hires John Batter to Run Digital Media, Shashi Seth Out  —  Tribune Media is bringing in a new leader for its digital operations: John Batter, who has been running streaming video service M-Go, is in.  Shashi Seth, the former Yahoo executive who has been running Tribune Digital Ventures since May 2013, is out.
Discussion: TechCrunch, @pkafka and PR Newswire
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
To lure subscribers, the Times debuts a free mini crossword  —  The New York Times is launching a free daily mini crossword puzzle for users of its crossword app for iOS devices, the company said today.  —  The puzzle, which is comprised of a five-by-five grid of blocks …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Wall Street Journal
Joshua Brustein / Businessweek:
With high levels of engagement, Twitch users could make Amazon more attractive to advertisers  —  Why Amazon Is Paying $1 Billion to Help People Watch Video Games  —  For months Twitch, the video-game streaming service, was supposedly putting the finishing touches on a deal with Google (GOOG).
Discussion: The Verge, Ars Technica and @bradstone
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Amazon acquiring Twitch for $970M in cash
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
NYT public editor says choice of words in Michael Brown profile a “regrettable mistake”  —  An Ill-Chosen Phrase, ‘No Angel,’ Brings a Storm of Protest  —  Two words — “no angel” — have become a flash point for many of the difficult, contentious, entrenched issues that have arisen …
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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
New York Times defends Michael Brown Jr. ‘no angel’ characterization
Kirsten Acuna / Business Insider:
Netflix Was Completely Shut Out At The Emmys  —  Netflix earned a record 31 Emmy nominations this year, but the streaming giant went home empty-handed during the Primetime Emmy ceremony Monday evening.  —  A few of its actors were up for big awards, including Kevin Spacey for Best Actor in …
Sruthijith KK / Quartz:
The Times of India just instituted a bizarre Twitter and Facebook policy  —  Hundreds of journalists working at the Times of India and its sister publications have received a peculiar request from their employer: hand over your Twitter and Facebook passwords and let us post for you.
Amanda Meade / Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch runs News Corp along feudal' lines, Kim Williams says  —  Former CEO says the Australian newspaper business is ‘vaingloriously ignoring the facts’ and is shackled by outdated management systems  —  News Corp Australia is a company run along feudal lines which is …
Discussion: Yahoo! News and ABC
Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab:
Verge Hack Week: developers, designers, and writers build new storytelling tools, plot growth  —  The Verge threw a hackweek and invited everyone they know  —  The idea for a Hack Week at The Verge was fairly simple, says editor-in-chief Nilay Patel.  Looking at the example …
Jihii Jolly / Columbia Journalism Review:
When the 24-hour news cycle becomes overwhelming, constructing a media diet can help  —  How to establish a media diet  —  Earlier this year, I began experimenting with different strategies for stepping outside of the 24-hour news cycle.  I was overwhelmed by the continuous streams …
 
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