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7:40 PM ET, August 29, 2014

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Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
A&E Networks agrees to pay $250M for a 10% share of Vice Media, valuing it at $2.5B  —  A&E Networks Buying Minority Stake in Vice Media  —  The deal for 10 percent of the digital media company would value it at $2.5 billion  —  A&E Networks has agreed to pay $250 million …
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Jonathan Mahler / New York Times:
Time Warner Ends Negotiations to Buy Stake in Vice Media  —  Time Warner has ended negotiations to buy a major stake in Vice Media, according to a person briefed on the discussions.  —  The two companies started talking in June about the possibility of a joint venture.
Ethan / My heart's in Accra:
Self-segregation on social networks and the implications for the Ferguson, MO story  —  Michael Brown was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson on Saturday August 9, 2014.  After his body lay in the hot street for four hours, Ferguson residents took to the streets to protest his killing.
Angela Haggerty / The Drum:
Financial Times moves into wearables with launch of fastFT app on Samsung Gear S  —  The Financial Times has launched its fastFT service on the Samsung Gear S in its first venture into the wearables space.  —  The publisher has teamed up with technology provider Spritz to create the app …
Discussion: Financial Times and @sub8u
Garett Sloane / Adweek:
Publicis Groupe Looking to Buy Ad Tech Firm Criteo  —  Deal talk sends stock soaring  —  Publicis Groupe has its sights on an acquisition of ad tech firm Criteo, according to reports today.  The media holding company's interest helped propel Criteo's stock up nearly 20 percent.
Sharon Cotliar / People:
Chelsea Clinton Is Leaving NBC News  —  Chelsea Clinton says she's stepping out of her correspondent job as she looks forward to taking on mom duties  —  After not quite three years as a special correspondent for NBC News - and with just a little while until she and husband Marc Mezvinsky …
Austin Siegemund-Broka / Hollywood Reporter:
President Obama Nominates New ‘Piracy Czar’  —  He would coordinate the administration's antipiracy and intellectual property policy  —  President Barack Obama has nominated Danny Marti to be the new U.S. intellectual property enforcement coordinator, or “piracy czar.”
Wall Street Journal:
FCC Encourages Media Companies to Provide Confidential Complaints on Time Warner Cable Purchase  —  FCC Encourages Media Companies to Provide Confidential Complaints on Time Warner Cable Purchase  —  Entertainment companies are using the regulatory review of Comcast Corp.'s proposed takeover …
Ishbel Macleod / The Drum:
BBC could soon overtake CNN as leader of online news  —  BBC's global audience has grown to 73.4m unique browsers, taking the corporation to just 200,000 under CNN, the leader for online news visits.  —  The research by comScore found that the BBC's global audience has grown by 30 per cent since 2012.
Kate Aurthur / BuzzFeed:
Nikki Finke halts publishing news at her own site, acquiescing to Penske Media's demands  —  Has Nikki Finke Given Up Her Site?  —  Possibly!  —  nikkifinke.com  —  Has Nikki Finke folded?  According to three sources, the Hollywood writer/editor/entrepreneur/irritant will shut down nikkifinke.com …
 
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