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8:40 AM ET, July 23, 2015


 Top News: 
Kate Holton / Reuters:
Pearson confirms it is in advanced discussions to sell the Financial Times, source says to a global, digital news company  —  Exclusive: Pearson has decided to sell FT to global media owner  —  British publisher Pearson has decided to sell the Financial Times to a global …
Ezra Klein / Vox:
In 3 years, media will become wire services that operate across many platforms, gaining audience, but losing ability to create custom designs  —  Is the media becoming a wire service?  —  I'm going to make some predictions about the future of the media in this piece, and they come …
James Kanter / New York Times:
E.U. Opens Antitrust Case Against Major U.S. Studios and Sky UK  —  BRUSSELS — The European Union's top antitrust authority on Thursday charged major American film studios and a television company in Britain with unfairly blocking access to movies and other content.
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
FTC investigation into Apple heats up, music streaming services hit with subpoenas  —  The FTC has launched an investigation into Apple's dealings with competing music streaming services in its App Store, according to multiple sources.  The investigation is targeting Apple's 30 percent fee charged …
Dustin Volz / National Journal:
Sen. Al Franken, Consumer Watchdog ask regulators to investigate Apple Music for possible anticompetitive practices
Discussion: The Hill and The Verge
Henry Mance / Financial Times:
Daily Mail shares fall 11 per cent after poor advertising sales  —  Daily Mail and General Trust shares fell 11 per cent to a four-month low, after it became the latest newspaper publisher to be hit by falling UK advertising.  —  Advertising at its titles — including the Daily Mail …
Discussion: Telegraph and Reuters
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
Comcast Q2: profit up 7.3%, net income $2.14B, revenue up 11% to $18.74B on strong box office and broadband sales  —  Comcast Earnings Boosted by ‘Jurassic World’, ‘Furious 7’  —  Cable operator sheds fewer cable-TV customers, but broadband growth slows  —  Comcast Corp. 's second-quarter …
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Ohio's Richland Source diversifies its business model by selling locally produced apparel and ads on popcorn bags at local high school sporting events  —  Small-batch t-shirts and popcorn bags: How a local Ohio news site is diversifying its business model  —  Mansfield, Ohio's story is a common one.
Capital New York:
Keith Summa, senior VP of content innovation at Univision, talks about the network, Fusion, and the difference between the two  —  The 60-second interview: Keith Summa, senior V.P. of content innovation at Univision  —  CAPITAL: What's your game plan to increase the engagement …
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Rupert Murdoch said to have asked Roger Ailes to back off Trump coverage, took to social media when Ailes refused  —  Rupert Murdoch Wants to Stop Donald Trump, But First He's Got to Rein In Roger Ailes  —  Has Fox News spun out of the media mogul's control?  —  Shares
James Tarmy / Bloomberg Business:
Startup Verisart is trying to catalog every piece of art on the market, using blockchain, aims to enable buying and selling art digitally  —  A Tech Startup Is Trying to Catalogue Every Piece of Art on the Market  —  And once it's catalogued, Verisart aims to help people buy and sell art digitally
Discussion: artnet News
Associated Press:
Turkey briefly blocks access to Twitter over bombing images  —  ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey briefly blocked access to Twitter on Wednesday to prevent images of Monday's deadly bombing from being broadcast and to stop Twitter users from calling for protests against the government …
Peter Sterne / Capital New York:
At Gawker meeting, Denton says editorial must take business and advertising concerns into consideration  —  The ‘Gawker tax’ is getting too high, Denton tells his staff  —  Gawker Media is a business.  —  That's the message that C.E.O. Nick Denton had for his editorial employees yesterday …
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Ben Sisario / New York Times:
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Mary Carolan / The Irish Times:
The Irish Times asks for injunction to stop Murdoch's The Times from using similar name in its forthcoming Irish edition
Discussion: Guardian, and Guardian
Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
BBC plans to cut 40 London-based jobs from Factual and Daytime division
Steven Perlberg / Wall Street Journal:
Bill Simmons to host weekly series on HBO debuting next year, deal includes work with HBO Sports, video podcasts and other digital platforms
Andy Coulson ordered to pay £150,000 prosecution costs