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8:50 AM ET, July 27, 2016

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Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Apple Music buys 16 half-hour episodes of unscripted TV series Carpool Karaoke from CBS, which will be produced but not hosted by James Corden  —  Apple has emerged as the surprise buyer of the unscripted TV series based on the “Carpool Karaoke” segment of CBS' “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”
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Alexei Oreskovic / Business Insider:
Tim Cook's comments during earnings call about TV could reignite speculation about Apple's longterm TV plans  —  Investors and Apple fans have long been waiting for Apple to do something big with TVs.  —  Sure, Apple has sold the Apple TV box for years.  But that box is really just a streaming box …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter reports Q2 revenue of $602M, an increase of 20% YoY, 313M MAUs, up from 310M last quarter; stock drops 9%+ on low Q3 guidance of $590M-610M in revenue  —  Twitter today reported Q2 earnings, and the woe that is its poor user growth continues, with its 313 million monthly active users …
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
How New York Times' reporters use Stela, its in-house analytics dashboard  —  Over the course of the morning of July 8, a New York Times story about the shooting of police officers in Dallas changed headlines more than a dozen times — introducing the name of the suspected shooter …
Dave McNary / Variety:
Netflix, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists to collaborate on film about Panama Papers, based on book by two German investigative journalists  —  Netflix is developing a movie about the Panama Papers scandal with John Wells and Claire Rudnick Polstein producing.
Louis Nelson / Politico:
Rep. Alan Grayson threatened Politico reporter Edward-Isaac Dovere with arrest at Politico event, accused Dovere of assault after an attempted interview  —  The congressman was asked about accusations of domestic abuse.  —  Rep. Alan Grayson threatened to have a POLITICO reporter arrested Tuesday …
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
ABC News, CNN, and The Huffington Post are among the publishers producing virtual reality content at the presidential conventions  —  Live video might be all the rage during this year's presidential conventions, but a few publishers are taking it a step further by producing virtual reality and 360-degree videos from the events.
Caitlin Dewey / Washington Post:
5K of Vine's top 9725 accounts have stopped posting to the platform, and those that do frequently post to platforms like Facebook first; user growth is stagnant  —  Andrew Bachelor is the single most popular human on Vine, the Twitter-owned, short-form video network that was once described as the future of popular culture.
Discussion: @caitlindewey
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Yahoo's writers, producers and other media staffers, including stars like Katie Couric and David Pogue, face uncertainty after Verizon deal  —  Yahoo spent millions of dollars to hire media all-stars like Katie Couric, Joe Zee and David Pogue.  So what's going to happen with them now that Yahoo is being swallowed up by Verizon?
 
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Diana Marszalek / Broadcasting & Cable:
Tegna reports media division Q2 revenues up 10% YoY to $458.9M, boosted by political dollars
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sources: Taboola buys video recommendation engine ConvertMedia for nearly $100M
Jeremy Barr / Ad Age:
Continuing its restructure of its editorial operations, Time Inc says it will appoint four Group General Managers to oversee its magazine brands
Robert Faturechi / ProPublica:
Federal district judge in Phoenix throws out libel case against ProPublica and the Center for Investigative Reporting, over 2014 story about govt contractor
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