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5:25 AM ET, September 3, 2015


 Top News: 
Scott Moritz / Bloomberg Business:
Source: Verizon will launch its Go90 mobile video service in coming days, with free ad-supported shows from AOL, Awesomeness TV, Vice Media, and Viacom  —  Verizon Said to Start Pared-Down Video Service in Coming Days  —  Company plans low-key introduction, relying on social media
Discussion: SlashGear and Multichannel News
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Images of demo site for Comcast's online video service Watchable shows an emphasis on editor-driven curation and featured playlists  —  A Sneak Peek At Watchable, Comcast's Online Video Service (EXCLUSIVE)  —  The cat is out of the bag for Watchable, the online video service that Comcast …
Discussion: Multichannel News
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
After murders, colleagues and rivals rush to side of Virginia's WDBJ  —  As the WDBJ newsroom in Roanoke, Virginia, grappled with the most painful story in its history, the murder of two co-workers on live TV, it had exemplary help from counterparts in other states.
Discussion: @donlday
Dominic Patten / Deadline:
Sony Pictures and former employees reach agreement in principle to settle lawsuit stemming from data breach last fall  —  Sony Hacking Class Action Lawsuit Reaches Settlement  —  EXCLUSIVE: Ten months after the studio was ripped apart by a massive hack attack and thousands …
Discussion: The Verge and New York Times
Associated Press:
Lawyers intend to subpoena at least two reporters in privacy case linked to ex-CIA chief Petraeus in attempt to compel testimony about their sources  —  Reporters face subpoenas in case over CIA head's resignation  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — A couple suing over leaks in the federal investigation …
Discussion: Politico
Emily Steel / New York Times:
Hulu launches commercial-free option for $12 per month  —  Hulu Starts a Commercial-Free Option to Rival Netflix and Amazon  —  Hulu announced Wednesday that it was starting a commercial-free version of its streaming service, costing $12 a month, in its latest effort to enhance its offerings …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Taking A Cue From Netflix, Music Service Rhapsody Goes After Kids  —  Streaming music service Rhapsody is getting ready to unveil a new user interface for children.  The new interface, which will accessible within the existing Rhapsody app, will feature a curated selection of music …
Ben Grubb / Sydney Morning Herald:
Australian anti-piracy notice scheme delayed  —  A delayed agreement between ISPs and rights holders has caused a new anti-piracy scheme to miss its start date.  —  September 1, 2015, was supposed to be the start date of a new anti-piracy scheme that would see Australians receive …
Discussion: Plagiarism Today
Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter:
Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks to Split From Disney, in Talks With Universal (Exclusive)  —  The director, whose rich deal will make him tens of millions of dollars from ‘Jurassic World,’ will part with Disney after the release of next summer's ‘The BFG.’
Daniel Holloway / The Wrap:
Large revenue share with YouTube puts pressure on Maker Studio profits as it tries to hit targets set by Disney  —  What's Behind Maker Studios' Dilemma: Executive Exodus, Revenue Woes  —  August has been the hottest month for Maker Studios.  The millennial-courting, digital-facing multichannel network …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
FTC settles with Machinima for paying YouTube influencers to endorse Xbox One  —  The Federal Trade Commission has settled charges with Machinima, which had been accused of deceptive advertising by paying “influencers” to post YouTube videos that endorsed Microsoft's Xbox One video game console.
Tony Gallagher expected to make The Sun more powerful, focusing on politics, human interest, and features typical of the Daily Mail  —  Murdoch aims to restore power of Sun with Tony Gallagher appointment  —  Daily Mail deputy editor expected to make paper more ‘comprehensive’ than upmarket …
Discussion: @henrymance
News Corp:
News Corp appoints Rebekah Brooks as News UK CEO and Tony Gallagher as editor-in-chief of The Sun
John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed:
New Apple TV Will Feature Universal Search, Start At $149  —  One of Apple TV's most-desired features finally makes its way to the diminutive set-top box.  —  BuzzFeed Illustration  —  On Wednesday September 9, Apple will unveil its next generation Apple TV, as we've already told you.
VICE News:
Vice journalists detained in Turkey transferred to high-security facility more than five hours away from legal representation  —  VICE News Journalists Transferred to Prison Hours From Legal Help  —  VICE News' team of three journalists — who remain detained in Turkey for entirely baseless …
Agence France-Presse:
Turkish police arrest six at Koza-Ipek Media offices citing terrorist ties to President Erdogan opponent
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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Apple News app to include more than 50 publishers when it launches this fall
 Earlier Picks: 
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Sun former managing editor Graham Dudman and picture editor John Edwards quit after 3-year pay-for-stories legal battle
Discussion: Press Gazette
Barry Levine / VentureBeat:
NewsCred nabs $42M to expand beyond content marketing