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5:25 AM ET, August 18, 2015

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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 …
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 …
Magdy Samaan / Telegraph:
Egypt approves anti-terror law to fine journalists for ‘false’ reporting on attacks  —  Critics say the controversial law would stifle press freedom in Egypt and risk shutting down smaller newspapers  —  The Egyptian government has granted itself sweeping powers to combat terrorism …
Axel Bruns / The Conversation:
A look at digital media competition in Australia as Huffington Post Australia launches  —  Huffington Post is coming - but will Australians care?  —  The past few years have been positively revolutionary for the Australian news landscape.  From a static and highly concentrated media market …
Mdlina Ciobanu / Journalism.co.uk:
Paul Smalera, ideas editor at Quartz, talks about getting started in journalism, favorite tools, key skills  —  ‘We are all internet reporters now’ - Q&A with Paul Smalera  —  Paul Smalera, ideas editor at Quartz, shares how he got into journalism and his advice for those starting out in the industry
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Six weeks into adoption of paywall plus pay-per-article model, Winnipeg Free Press has about 1,300 readers using system; overall web traffic is down 30%  —  Six weeks into its micropayment strategy, The Winnipeg Free Press preps for a “slow building process”  —  Fair or not, Winnipeggers have a reputation for being frugal.
Discussion: @jbenton
Shannon Bond / Financial Times:
BuzzFeed partners with Yahoo Japan to launch Japanese version of the site  —  BuzzFeed partners with Yahoo Japan to launch Japanese version of the site  —  BuzzFeed is launching a joint venture with Yahoo Japan, the country's top internet portal, to create a Japanese-language version of the viral news and entertainment site.
Discussion: Politico, TechCrunch, The Drum and Adweek
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 …
Discussion: Business Insider
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 …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
MPAA drops demand for injunction against MovieTube after Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr request to file amicus brief  —  Movie Studios Pull Injunction Demand in MovieTube Lawsuit  —  The MPAA's withdrawal follows intervention from Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.
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  —  Age ratings enforced for UK-produced music videos on YouTube and Vevo  —  Videos made in the UK by artists signed to major labels …
Discussion: mirror
 
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Kamila Wojciechowska / Android Authority:
Source: Google's new Pixel 9 series, next-gen Pixel Fold, and 5G tablet that is under development will feature a new modem that supports satellite connectivity

IDC:
In Q1, 289.4M smartphones were shipped globally, up 7.8% YoY; iPhone shipments fell 9.6% YoY, more than any top brand, and Xiaomi shipments grew 33.8% YoY

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