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4:20 PM ET, February 11, 2016


 Top News: 
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Time Inc Acquires Viant, Owner Of Myspace And A Vast Ad Tech Network  —  It looks like Myspace is becoming a big-media property once again.  Today during its quarterly earnings report, Time Inc announced that it has acquired Viant, a profitable company that has built a large ad tech business …
Sean O'Kane / The Verge:
Quartz's new iPhone app uses a chat interface and push notifications to deliver curated news stories  —  Quartz's new app wants to text you the news  —  For a brief moment during development, the first app from Quartz — the four-year-old business news publication owned by The Atlantic …
New York Times:
Sources: Pandora has held preliminary discussions about selling itself; shares halted briefly  —  Pandora Is Said to Have Held Talks About Selling Itself  —  Pandora Media, the largest Internet radio service, has held discussions about selling the company, according to people briefed on the talks.
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Twitter's problem isn't that it stopped growing; it's that people expect it to keep growing  —  Twitter, to Save Itself, Must Scale Back World-Swallowing Ambitions  —  Twitter is the world's most important social network.  —  That might sound like the ravings of an addict …
Twitter reports 320M total MAUs, no change from previous quarter, quarterly revenue up 48% YoY to $710M, meeting expectations
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google to expand right-to-be-forgotten link removal to all domains when viewed from EU  —  Google To Remove Right-To-Be-Forgotten Links Worldwide, For Searchers In European Countries  —  Google plans to censor European “Right To Be Forgotten” links on sites worldwide …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Donald Trump settles with Univision over Miss USA Pageant  —  Donald Trump and Univision have settled the lawsuit that arose when Univision dumped Trump's Miss USA pageant telecast.  —  “The terms of the settlement are confidential,” the two sides said in an announcement Thursday afternoon.
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Publishers see improved revenue from Instant Articles after changes to ad policies; some now generate same amount per view as their own mobile sites  —  Facebook's Instant Articles Advertising Fixes Win Over Publishers  —  It's getting easier to generate ad revenue from the platform, publishers say
Matthew Garrahan / Financial Times:
Thomson Reuters to auction IP and science unit, reports $417M net income on $3.14B revenue for Q4  —  Thomson Reuters to auction IP and science business  —  Thomson Reuters has put its intellectual property and science business up for sale in an auction that analysts say could fetch $3bn …
Discussion: Reuters
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
Trinity Mirror's new aggregation app Perspecs offers 10 stories each day with three different perspectives on each story  —  ‘Three sides to every story’: Behind Trinity Mirror's news-aggregation app  —  When launching a mobile news app, publishers don't usually start by aggregating other publishers' news.
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
A profile of Pacific Content and how it creates branded podcasts without ads for companies  —  Pacific Content's podcasts are all sponsored by companies — but at least there aren't any ads  —  To Steve Pratt, one of the biggest benefits of branded podcasts is that they don't contain advertising.
Discussion: RAIN News
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Dish to disable DVR ad-skip for 7 days after broadcast to resolve Fox suit  —  No precedent on consumers' right to stream content they already paid for.  —  Fox and Dish have settled a years-long copyright dispute over several Dish viewing features, including the Hopper ad-skipping DVR …
Discussion: Variety, Deadline, Reuters and FierceCable
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
Media buyers push for a common platform across TV networks to target viewers based on collective data amid fears of major companies erecting walled gardens  —  As TV Gets Its Data On, Walled Garden Problem Looms  —  Media buyers push for common platform across networks for data-driven ad targeting
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Washington Post:
Washington Post launches Re-Engage feature that provides personalized recommendations when mobile users stop engaging with content on article pages
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
How Facebook and Google dominate digital advertising, and why other tech companies struggle
Discussion: Street Fight
Ashley Armstrong / Telegraph:
Johnston Press says it is in advanced talks to buy the i newspaper for £24M, deal would create the UK's fourth largest print publisher
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
An email newsletter aimed at college students joins over 40 existing New York Times newsletters
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Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider:
Facebook debuts auto-captioning for video ads, says having captions can increase video view time by 12%
Discussion: Ad Age, Facebook, MediaPost and Adweek