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8:40 PM ET, August 11, 2017

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
SoundCloud closes $169.5M Series F funding round led by Raine Group and Temasek to stay afloat; former Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor replaces Alex Ljung as CEO  —  SoundCloud has just closed the necessary funding round to keep the struggling music service afloat.
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Paul Mozur / New York Times:
Source: Facebook approved release of iOS app in China called Colorful Balloons, which shares functionality and feel of FB Moments, via a separate local company  —  SHANGHAI — Facebook and many of its apps have been blocked in China for years.  To change that, Mark Zuckerberg has made a big point …
Tara Palmeri / Politico:
Breitbart's campaign against national security adviser H.R. McMaster seems to have done more damage to Steve Bannon  —  The chief White House strategist is increasingly isolated in the West Wing as new chief of staff John Kelly tries to clamp down on negative news stories.
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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
CNN cuts ties with commentator Jeffrey Lord after he replies “Sieg Heil!” in a Twitter discussion with the president of Media Matters for America
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
A look at Guam's biggest daily paper, the Gannett-owned Pacific Daily News, a 20-person outlet whose traffic now doubles when it posts a story on North Korea  —  Dana Williams has covered a lot of disasters during her three-decade career as a reporter and editor.  —  Hurricanes in Florida.
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox News competitors like The Blaze, Newsmax, and OANN seek to steal Fox viewers as the network goes through a tumultuous period  —  Glenn Beck's The Blaze, Newsmax TV, One America News Network and others are among the challengers: “There's no Pepsi to FNC's Coke yet.”
Discussion: @marklevinshow
Nyshka Chandran / CNBC:
Chinese regulators are investigating Tencent's WeChat, Baidu's Tieba, and Sina Weibo for user-generated content that “endangers national security”  —  - Tencent, Baidu and Sina Weibo are being investigated by Chinese cyber-security regulators for potential violations
BuzzFeed:
About 10 activists turn their backs on Trump aide Omarosa Manigault during tense panel at the National Association of Black Journalists conference  —  “Walking into a room where you get shut down does not open a line of communication so change can happen," said one of the top African-American officials in the White House.
Associated Press:
Don Alhart, now in his 51st year on-air at WHAM-TV in Rochester, officially holds the world record for longest career as a TV news broadcaster  —  https://apnews.com/8b9980282af4405e91de 5ba6d9d3bcde  —  Link copied!  —  ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — This just in: A New York television news …
Discussion: @ap_oddities
Chicago Tribune:
Jim Kirk, editor/publisher of Sun-Times, joins Tronc, parent of the Chicago Tribune, less than a month after local investors bought the Sun-Times  —  Jim Kirk, publisher and editor-in-chief of the Chicago Sun-Times, is joining Chicago Tribune parent Tronc as senior vice president of strategic initiatives.
Discussion: Chicago Sun Times and Poynter
Richard Horgan / Adweek:
AMI's Men's Fitness will go all-digital in November as print subscriptions are switched over to newly acquired Men's Journal  —  At AMI, print is alive and well  —  The next watershed for Men's Journal, the 25-year-old monthly glossy acquired earlier this year by American Media Inc. from Wenner Media, will be the November 2017 issue.
 
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Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Parse.ly reaches profitability and raises $6.8M in Series B funding led by Grotech Ventures and Blumberg Capital
Discussion: @alansoon
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Google reveals sites that fail ad test, risk being filtered by upcoming Chrome ad blocker, including Forbes, LA Times, Lifehacker, Chicago Tribune
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Maynard Institute debuts new diversity initiatives, hopes to assist 200 journalists of color through the industry over next five years
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Georgia Wells / Wall Street Journal:
Snap reports Q2 revenue of $182M vs. $186.8M expected, DAUs grow 7.3M vs. 8M expected, reaching 173M, and loss grows to $443M; stock down 12%+
Sara Fischer / Axios:
BuzzFeed's live Twitter morning show, premiering September 25 and called AM to DM, will aim to break news in real time
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable