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8:00 AM ET, May 19, 2017

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New York Times:
Swedish prosecutors announce they have dropped investigation into allegations of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange  —  STOCKHOLM — Prosecutors in Sweden said on Friday that they would drop their investigation into Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who sought refuge …
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Matthew Weaver / The Guardian:
Julian Assange cannot leave the Ecuadorian embassy yet, as Scotland Yard confirms a warrant for his arrest will still be acted upon should he exit  —  A potential UK arrest and US extradition still loom over the WikiLeaks founder after Sweden dropped its rape inquiry
Discussion: Mynewsdesk, Forbes, Engadget and The Verge
Marc Fisher / Washington Post:
Roger Ailes, former Fox News chief and architect of conservative-oriented TV news, has died at 77, his wife Elizabeth says in a statement  —  “I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning.  Roger was a loving husband to me …
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Michael Wolff / Hollywood Reporter:
Prior to his death, Ailes was discussing the formation of a new right-wing news network, despite the non-compete provisions in his severance agreement  —  The Fox News exec understood the intensity of the unhappiness and anger in another America that liberal media people are only now waking up to with Donald Trump.
David Priest / CNET:
Esports company ESL says it will bring 5.5K+ hours of live streaming to Facebook, 1.5K of which will be exclusive, starting June  —  Facebook and ESL are bringing over 5500 hours of streaming content to the social media platform.  —  ESL, the largest esports company in the world …
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Medium launches audio versions of stories, narrated by actors or post writers, for subscribers, with 50+ available now, and more coming  —  Medium is hoping to sweeten the pot in order to get you to become a paying member.  The publishing platform provider said that members will now be provided …
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Spotify acquires French machine-learning music recommendation startup Niland  —  - Spotify bought a French AI start-up called Niland that has a unique approach to music recommendations.  — It's in a race with Apple and Pandora to use AI and other methods to give music customers the best music-discovery experience.
Alexandra Steigrad / WWD:
Interview with Washington Post's Marty Baron on the future of legacy media, working with Bezos, fake news, and covering Trump  —  “I think there's a direct connection between investigative reporting and subscriptions.”  —  It's a bright, warm morning in April, and Marty Baron takes a seat …
Los Angeles Times:
How big TV networks are weaving products into story lines, partnering on ads, and investing in data as they adapt to ad-skipping viewers, digitally recorded TV  —  TV advertising is in a state of 'total upheaval.  It's the television industry's biggest week of the year.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google says there are 2B pages and 900K domains using AMP; pages now load twice as fast  —  As Google looks for ways to keep people using its own mobile search to discover content — in competition with apps and other services like Facebook's Instant Articles — the company is announcing some updates to AMP …
Nathan McAlone / Business Insider:
Facebook signs deal with MLB to broadcast 20 Friday night games live this season, with the first one being streamed tomorrow  —  Facebook just announced that it has reached a deal with Major League Baseball to broadcast 20 games live on Facebook this season, part of the tech giant's big push into premium video.
 
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Digital media company Brit + Co announces $15M round led by Verizon Ventures, bringing total raised to $45M; the company now plans to expand into new verticals
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
The Daily Beast hires former Gawker president Heather Dietrick as its new president and publisher
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Politico:
Sources: Sean Spicer is no longer expected to do a daily, on-camera briefing after Trump's foreign trip, as Trump weighs broader communications shakeup
New York Times:
Trump's urging that Comey jail reporters is denounced by journalists and press freedom groups as an act of intimidation