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8:45 PM ET, July 25, 2016

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Bloomberg:
Verizon confirms it plans to acquire Yahoo's Internet business for $4.83B in cash; deal excludes some IP, stakes in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan  —  Verizon confirms it will buy Yahoo's operating business for about $4.8 billion in cash, Bloomberg News reports.  —  Yahoo says it will change …
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Yahoo:
Marissa Mayer says she plans to stay at Yahoo, in email to worldwide employees  —  Today is a big day for Yahoo! This is the email that I sent to Yahoos around the world today.  Given the interest around our journey to this point, I wanted to share more about today's announcement.  -Marissa
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Yahoo's remaining assets to rebrand after sale to Verizon in 2017  —  One asset that Verizon will be getting as part of its $4.83 billion acquisition of Yahoo's core assets, which it did not specifically mention in its big announcement today, is Yahoo's (in)famous brand — main name, purple color and exclamation mark all included.
Ainsley O'Connell / Fast Company:
Verizon EVP Walden on reasons for Yahoo deal: need for ad inventory and quick audience growth to fuel media empire ambitions, 600M monthly mobile users, more  —  Verizon EVP Marni Walden explains why Verizon just paid $4.8 billion for Yahoo.  One big reason?  Yahoo's 600 million monthly mobile users.
Discussion: Fortune, Forbes and TechCrunch
Patrick Tucker / Defense One:
WikiLeaks DNC dump may have been sent to site by Russian government-sponsored hackers  —  Evidence suggests that a Russian intelligence group was the source of the most recent Wikileaks intel dump, which was aimed to influence the U.S. election.  —  Close your eyes and imagine …
Zeynep Tufekci / The Huffington Post:
Wikileaks dump of 300K “Erdogan emails” after coup exposed private info of nearly every female voter in Turkey; most Western journalists failed to check data  —  Just days after a bloody coup attempt shook Turkey, Wikileaks dumped some 300,000 emails they chose to call “Erdogan emails.”
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Constanze Letsch / Guardian:
Turkey issues warrants for 42 journalists in relation to failed coup  —  Human rights groups criticise ‘witch hunt against journalists’ as Erdoan arrests those he claims to suspect of plotting the attempted putsch  —  Turkish authorities have issued arrest warrants for 42 journalists as part …
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Leslie Berland / The Twitter Blog:
In blog post, Twitter CMO Leslie Berland announces ad campaign to show the social network is a news service, helping users discover what's happening globally  —  A few months ago, we set out to understand more deeply the perceptions of Twitter around the world.  As we dove into this research, some interesting trends emerged.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Politico admits reporter Kenneth Vogel made a mistake sending advance copy of article to DNC, emphasizes no substantive changes were made before publication  —  No substantive changes were made to the piece, though the arrangement has prompted criticism from the RNC and prominent conservatives.
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Food Network orders 6-episode series from YouTube star Hannah Hart, creator of My Drunk Kitchen  —  Hart will also produce digital content for the cable network.  Food Network is going into business with YouTube star Hannah Hart.  The cable network has ordered a six-episode travel and food series starring the comedian.
Discussion: Eater
John Herrman / New York Times:
Native ads make up 75% of The Atlantic's ad revenue, half of Slate's, as advertisers look to media firms for a full range of production and placement services  —  For some publishers unsettled by a fast-changing online advertising business, sponsored content has provided much-needed relief.
New York Magazine:
In a year filled with doubts about the media, interviews with over 40 journalists show industry's greatest faults, most pressing challenges, and some optimism  —  BY THE MEDIA.  —  For decades, the pollsters at Gallup have been asking Americans if they trust their media.
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New York Magazine:   Responses from 113 journalists on the state of media, covering broad range of topics including public distrust, business models, and the impact of social media
 
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Hadas Gold / Politico:
CNN and Donna Brazile mutually agree to suspend contributor contract as she steps in as interim chair of the Democratic National Committee