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8:15 AM ET, May 26, 2015


 Top News: 
Wall Street Journal:
Charter Deal With TWC More Likely to Get Approval Than Comcast  —  The $55 billion merger may sit better with regulators than Comcast's ill-fated attempt  —  A Charter Communications Inc. merger with Time Warner Cable Inc. stands a better shot at regulatory approval than Comcast 's ill-fated attempt …
Charter Commmunications:
Charter Communications to Merge with Time Warner Cable and Acquire Bright House Networks  — Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR) (together with its subsidiaries “Charter") and Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Charter to merge with Time Warner Cable.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Sources: Twitter has held talks to acquire Flipboard in an all-stock deal valued at over $1B, but talks are now stalled  —  Twitter Has Held Talks to Acquire Flipboard  —  Twitter has been engaged in an ongoing series of talks to acquire Flipboard, according to multiple sources with knowledge …
Carol Morello / Washington Post:
Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian's trial closed to the public  —  FILE, The Washington Post's Jason Rezaian (Zoeann Murphy/The Washington Post)  —  Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian will go on trial Tuesday on espionage charges in a Tehran courtroom that will be closed to the public, including his family.
Margaret Brennan / @margbrennan:
New York Times:
Fusion Media Aims at Millennials, but Struggles to Find Its Identity  —  In 2011, when Isaac Lee, president of news for Univision, set out to persuade his company and Disney to back Fusion, a digital news service and cable channel he wanted to start, he promised nothing less than the holy grail …
Montreal Gazette:
Montreal news outlets end contract of longtime foreign correspondent, Francois Bugingo, accused of fabrication  —  TVA Group terminates contract of reporter accused of fabrication  —  The Journal de Montréal, Journal de Québec, and TVA Nouvelles announced Monday that they've ended …
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Hugh Grant, Liz Hurley and Jemima Khan among 98 confirmed legal claims against Mirror titles in wake of hacking scandal  —  Mirror Group Newspapers has now been sued by nearly 100 actors, sports stars and other individuals in the High Court in the wake of the hacking scandal at the titles.
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
How Spotify plans to apply to video what it's learned with music  —  Spotify's Tricky Pivot: Getting Passive Audio Listeners to Actively Watch Video  —  Spotify on Wednesday unveiled its ambitions to expand from music streaming into video and podcasts.  At a splashy press event in New York …
Hurriyet Daily News:
Erdogan tells New York Times to “know your place” after editorial criticizing criminal charges against Turkish editors at Hurriyet Daily News  —  Erdogan blasts New York Times: ‘Who are you?  Know your place’ … Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoan has slammed a recent …
Lee Fang / The Intercept:
Media Executives Are Salivating Over Big Money Flooding the 2016 Election Cycle  —  At least one small slice of the American public looks forward to the non-stop, sleazy political advertisements set to inundate viewers during the 2016 elections: media executives and their investors.
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