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8:40 AM ET, February 16, 2016


 Top News: 
Nicholas Schmidle / New Yorker:
Inside TMZ: How the celebrity news site gets stories through a vast network of industry sources  —  The Digital Dirt  —  In the early-morning hours of February 15, 2014, Ray Rice and his fiancée, Janay Palmer, stepped into an elevator at the Revel hotel and casino, in Atlantic City.
Yara Bayoumy / Reuters:
Bahrain orders release of US journalist Anna Day, her camera crew pending further investigation, after arresting them for participating in an illegal gathering  —  Bahrain to free U.S. citizens accused of illegal gathering - lawyer  —  Bahrain's public prosecution office said on Tuesday …
Michael Wolff / USA Today:
The future of news is not in digital, so it may be time to rethink print  —  Print's dead — but so is digital  —  The Financial Times, in a considered piece the other day, has, if there was any doubt, pronounced the newspaper business deader than a doornail.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Tidal flubs release of Kanye West's new album, delaying downloads but charging credit cards  —  Thousands Bought Kanye West's New Album, But Never Received Their Download  —  Digital music service TIDAL climbed to the top of the App Store, thanks to scoring the exclusive rights to Kanye West's new album …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Apple Uses Dr. Dre Video, Other TV Production as Apple Music Marketing  —  Wait a minute: After years of anticipation, Apple finally made its entry into the TV business, and the rest of the world ... shrugged?  —  Well, yes.  But also, no.  —  Because it's interesting — but not that interesting.
Daniel Rubino / Windows Central:
LINE kills MixRadio, the music streaming service it bought from Microsoft in 2014  —  The end of MixRadio as LINE quietly kills off music streaming service  —  After a whirlwind ride through many owners the latest one - LINE - has just posted a late-night press release noting that the company …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
CNN to roll out CNNMoney brand internationally, makes Richard Quest editor-at-large  —  CNNMoney business news to roll-out internationally  —  Successful US-based business brand will see hiring of new editors and producers across several CNN International bureuax
Discussion: @ahmed, @rafat and CNNMoney
David Pierce / Wired:
Hulu's launch of its first original drama, 11.22.63, signals company's commitment to growth  —  The Ambitious 11.22.63 Is the Beginning of a Brand New Hulu  —  Last Thursday night, Hulu rented a parking lot.  The massive concrete expanse was a few doors down from the Bruin Theater in Los Angeles' Westwood neighborhood.
Hannah Ellis-Petersen / Guardian:
Youth-focused BBC Three's transition to an online only channel is complete as it takes a budget cut from £85M to £30M  —  Credits roll on-air for the final time as BBC3 becomes online only  —  Channel aimed at younger audience, which launched 13 years ago …
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
How Bloomberg EIC John Micklethwait balances tensions of the terminal business, China, investigative reporting, and covering a possible Bloomberg candidacy  —  Micklethwait's Balancing Act, After a Year as Bloomberg Editor in Chief  —  In recent weeks, John Micklethwait …
Discussion: @ahmed
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Sam Roe / Columbia Journalism Review:
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
FT journalists end strike prospect with vote to accept new pension offer
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David Kravets / Ars Technica:
Legal publishers Fastcase and Lawriter wrangle in federal court over whether state law can be copyrighted
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Agencia EFE:
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