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7:20 AM ET, October 8, 2015


 Top News: 
Sarah Jeong / Motherboard:
Matthew Keys found guilty of hacking under Computer Fraud and Abuse Act; US attorney's office may seek less than five year prison sentence in January  —  Former Reuters Journalist Matthew Keys Found Guilty Of Hacking, Faces 25 Years  —  On Wednesday, a jury in Sacramento, California …
Roger Yu / USA Today:
Gannett to buy Milwaukee-based Journal Media Group for $280M in cash deal, expected to close in early 2016  —  Gannett to buy Journal Media Group for $280 million  —  Gannett, the publishing company that owns USA TODAY and media businesses in 92 local markets, said late Wednesday …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
AMP adds constraints for faster loading webpages that restrict Javascript and ban some HTML tags including iframes; new AMP-specific elements introduced  —  Get AMP'd: Here's what publishers need to know about Google's new plan to speed up your website  —  Google unveiled its new plan …
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Google's AMP code available on GitHub as of Thursday; The Guardian, Washington Post, Vox, and others already using it  —  Google has a new plan to speed up the mobile web.  Today, the company announced a technical preview for a system called Accelerated Mobile Pages (or AMP) …
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Accelerated Mobile Pages Project, Backed By Google, Promises Faster Pages
Ev Williams / Medium:
Medium adds publishing API, @mentions, updated apps, improved editing options, custom domains for all, and a new logo  —  Taking Medium to the Next Level  —  Two years ago, we opened up Medium for anyone to write.  It was a new, well-lit place for an old idea: letting people share their stories …
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg Business:
Sources: Amazon weighs creating a live online TV service, holds preliminary talks with CBS, NBCUniversal  —  Amazon Said to Weigh Creating a Live Online Television Service  — Inc. is exploring the creation of a live online TV service and has reached out to major media companies …
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
New York Times memo outlines plans to double digital revenue to $800M in 2020, says 12% of readers currently deliver 90%  —  Times Co. Outlines Strategy to Double Digital Revenue  —  The New York Times Company released a strategy memo to its staff on Wednesday outlining an ambitious plan …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:   New York Times memo indicates expansion in video and conferences, to shift focus from ads to an updated subscriptions model
Hannah Karp / Wall Street Journal:
Sources say Sony triggers clause in Sony/ATV Music Publishing contract to sell its 50% stake  —  Sony Moves Toward Sale of Music-Publishing Unit  —  Sony triggers buy-sell mechanism in partnership with Michael Jackson estate, sources say  —  Sony Corp. is moving closer to selling off …
Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
TV Guide Magazine is sold for the third time in less than 10 years to NTVB Media  —  TV Guide Magazine, once the unrivaled bible for television fans and a powerhouse in the publishing business, has been sold for the third time in less than 10 years.  —  NTVB Media, the Troy, Mich. …
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Medium launches Ghost Boat, a series that invites readers to help solve the mystery of 243 refugees who vanished in Mediterranean  —  243 people disappeared on a ship in the Mediterranean; a new project from Medium aims to find them  —  The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 …
Discussion: @laurahazardowen
Wall Street Journal:
FanDuel, DraftKings Ban Employees From Playing Daily Fantasy Contests for Money  —  Move comes after a DraftKings employee won $350,000 playing in a FanDuel contest; he had prematurely released lineup data  —  FanDuel Inc. and DraftKings Inc., the biggest companies in the daily fantasy-sports industry …
Emily Guendelsberger / Philadelphia City Paper:
Broad Street Media CEO Darwin Oordt says he'll keep Philly City Paper's archives accessible after paper ends publication Thursday  —  CEO of Broad Street Media says he'll preserve ‘City Paper’ archives, keep them public  —  Darwin Oordt, CEO of Broad Street Media, has told City Paper …
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
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Alan Clendenning / Associated Press:
Digital news site El Español launches Wednesday in Spain, led by Pedro J. Ramirez, who was ousted from El Mundo last year
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