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5:05 AM ET, August 4, 2015

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Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter adds experimental News tab in Android and iOS apps, with tweets from pre-approved publishers  —  Twitter Experiments With A ‘News’ Tab  —  Twitter wants to make its best stuff easier to find.  —  Starting today, some U.S. Twitter users will see a News tab appear in their Twitter apps.
Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab:
How AJ+ embraces Facebook, autoplay, and comments to make its videos stand out  —  It's been a year since AJ+, Al Jazeera's bet on a mobile-centric future, debuted.  AJ+ eschews a news website in favor of an app and focuses heavily on video, and its strategy for audience growth is dependent on social media.
Discussion: @niemanlab
Associated Press:
Mexico City mayor vows full probe of journalist slaying  —  MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City's mayor said Monday that no expense will be spared and no line of investigation ignored in the hunt for the killers of four women and a photojournalist, who had fled the state where he worked fearing for his safety.
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Glynnis Macnicol / ELLE:
Churning out clickbait provided a living during the lean years, creating lingering shame but also skills like speed and confidence  —  My Private Shame: You've Fallen for My Clickbait Headlines  —  I spent years creating the type of content people loved.  And I hate myself for it.
Discussion: @megancarpentier and @vonverena
David Barstow / New York Times:
India Blocks 857 Pornography Websites, Defying Supreme Court Decision  —  NEW DELHI — Without warning or explanation, the Indian government this weekend ordered Internet service providers to block access to 857 pornography websites that had been singled out by an anti-pornography activist.
Discussion: @aparna_jain, Engadget and TorrentFreak
Clifford Coonan / Hollywood Reporter:
Kobe Bryant, China's Alibaba Team on ‘Muse’ Documentary  —  Bryant, Alibaba and Sina will also team up on branded products for online platforms.  —  Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has announced a wide-ranging deal with Kobe Bryant's company to release the L.A. Laker star's recent Showtime …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Chernin/AT&T joint venture Otter Media rebranding as Ellation, with new goal to build 30 to 50 paid niche video channels  —  Chernin, AT&T Set Brand for New Online Video Venture: Ellation (Exclusive)  —  Otter Media, the joint venture between AT&T and the Chernin Group …
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Police drop charges against 2 journalists arrested in Ferguson  —  American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri  —  On Monday, the ACLU of Missouri announced that journalists Trey Yingst and Bilgin amaz will not face charges by St. Louis County Police.  Both were arrested while reporting from Ferguson, Missouri.
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Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Investors, including The Daily Mail, purchase Tiger Beat magazine for $2M, plan to revive it  —  Tiger Beat Magazine Is Revived With a New Vision  —  Tiger Beat, the magazine whose flattering photographs of young pop stars and actors made it a favorite of teenage girls, has found its Prince Charming.
Gurman Bhatia / Poynter:
How a 17-year-old Daily Dot reporter, William Turton, broke the New York Magazine cyber attack story  —  Meet the 17-year-old who breaks cybersecurity news  —  William Turton was transcribing interviews at The Daily Dot office when he got the information that Planned Parenthood's website had been hacked.
David Ingram / Reuters:
Appeals court in District of Columbia will hear oral arguments in lawsuits challenging net neutrality on Dec. 4  —  U.S. court to hear lawsuits over ‘net neutrality’ in December  —  A U.S. appeals court will hear oral arguments on Dec. 4 in lawsuits that challenge the Federal Communications Commission's …
Hank Green / Medium:
YouTube vlogger Hank Green accuses Facebook of distorting video viewing figures, hosting and encouraging stolen content  —  Theft, Lies, and Facebook Video  —  Facebook says it's now streaming more video than YouTube.  To be able to make that claim, all they had to do was cheat, lie, and steal.
Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
Vice's new channel will not be a ‘pink ghetto’, editor-in-chief insists  —  Broadly will focus on issues mainstream media fails to cover adequately such as abortion and LGBT rights, says Tracie Egan Morrissey  —  Vice's new channel Broadly won't be a “pink ghetto” catering only to women …
Discussion: @alexbarinka and @hello_ninajoyce
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Deborah Gage / Wall Street Journal:
Advance/Newhouse, owner of Conde Nast, Bright House Networks, buys big data analytics firm 1010data for $500M
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