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10:10 PM ET, August 17, 2015

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John Cook / GeekWire:
Full memo: Jeff Bezos responds to brutal New York Times story, says it doesn't represent the Amazon he leads  —  The cruel and back-stabbing environment described by The New York Times in a recent report on the workplace culture at Amazon.com has struck a nerve with Jeff Bezos …
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
FOIA lawsuit shows State Department has 17K+ emails from Clinton aide Reines after earlier claims they did not exist, plans to produce them Sept. 30  —  State Department Finds Thousands of Philippe Reines Emails It Claimed Did Not Exist  —  Earlier this year, Gawker Media sued the State Department …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
CNN's Dana Bash named chief political correspondent  —  Longtime CNN correspondent Dana Bash has been promoted to Chief Political Correspondent, one of the most coveted editorial positions at the cable news network, CNN President Jeff Zucker announced Monday.
Discussion: The Wrap, Poynter, Variety and FishbowlDC
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Comcast will offer content creators 70% of ad revenue on its new Watchable platform, more than Facebook and YouTube  —  Comcast's ‘Watchable’ Streaming Portal to Give Creators a Bigger Cut of Ad Revenue  —  Comcast is offering Web content partners for its new …
Ron Nixon / New York Times:
Former Scripps Networks Interactive CEO John Lansing named as new chief of Broadcasting Board of Governors  —  John Lansing Named as New Chief of Broadcasting Board of Governors  —  WASHINGTON — John Lansing, a retired cable television executive, was named Monday as the new chief executive …
Axel Bruns / Nieman Lab:
A look at digital media competition in Australia as Huffington Post Australia launches  —  Will The Huffington Post's latest international foray build an audience in Australia?  —  The past few years have been positively revolutionary for the Australian news landscape.
Evie Nagy / Fast Company:
Midroll relaunches Howl podcast app, free version with limited access, $4.99/mo premium offering with full network archive, WTF, Comedy Central access, more  —  Is Howl The “Netflix Of Podcasts” We've Been Waiting For?  —  There's no true one-stop, all-you-can-eat shop for podcast distribution.
Bloomberg Business:
Sources: French music-streaming service Deezer is seeking funds at about €1B valuation, roughly $1.1B  —  Spotify Rival Deezer Said to Seek Funds at $1 Billion Valuation  —  Deezer is seeking funds from investors in a transaction that could value the French music-streaming service …
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Straight Outta Compton Leaves Assault on Female Journo Straight Outta the Movie  —  After a long and winding road to the big screen, the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton hit it big this weekend, racking up an estimated $56 million in ticket sales and creating an online buzz …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
The Times-Picayune, Heroic During Hurricane Katrina, Braces For More Cuts As 10th Anniversary Nears  —  “The city now seems to be a pile of wet wood and no one has the heat intense enough to light the fire.”
Discussion: @samsteinhp and Gambit
Nathan McAlone / Business Insider:
Facebook revamps ‘Notes’ to be your next blogging platform  —  Facebook “Notes” has long sat mostly dormant, a strange appendage to Facebook whose added function beyond “statuses” wasn't quite clear.  —  But now Facebook has decided what the function will be: blogging.
Discussion: The Verge, @davewiner, Wired and Fortune
 
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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
MPAA drops demand for injunction against MovieTube after Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr request to file amicus brief
Discussion: Variety
Frances Perraudin / Guardian:
UK-produced music videos from major labels on YouTube and Vevo will get age ratings under agreement between labels and British Board of Film Classification
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Shannon Bond / Financial Times:
BuzzFeed partners with Yahoo Japan to launch Japanese version of the site
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How ProPublica uncovered AT&T's unique partnership with the NSA by combing through Snowden documents
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Kristen Hare / Poynter:
St. Louis professor on journalism lessons from Ferguson: ‘The impact is ongoing.’
Discussion: @kristenhare
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Dave Goldberg in memo to Sony Music: cut costs, focus on digital, move away from new music
Discussion: @brokep
Joe Pinsker / The Atlantic:
Wikipedia's dwindling ranks of volunteer editors struggle to stop editors paid by PR firms
Graham Readfearn / Guardian:
Climate Feedback allows scientists to grade and annotate news stories on climate science
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Mariella Moon / Engadget:
X says the platform will make Likes private for everyone this week, meaning users will no longer be able to see who liked someone else's post

Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Waymo updates the software on its 672 vehicles, after one unoccupied car collided with a telephone pole in Phoenix on May 21, marking Waymo's second recall ever

Sean Michael Kerner / VentureBeat:
Stability AI releases Stable Diffusion 3 Medium, intended to be a smaller yet capable model on consumer GPUs, with 2B parameters, compared to SD3 Large's 8B

 
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