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9:00 AM ET, July 26, 2016

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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 …
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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.”
Nate Swanner / The Next Web:
Facebook admits blocking WikiLeaks' DNC email links, but won't say why  —  Facebook has acknowledged it blocked links to WikiLeaks' DNC email dump, though (again) hasn't explained why.  —  On Twitter, WikiLeaks noted that there was a workaround for posting links.
Discussion: New York Post, The Drum and Gizmodo
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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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Verizon lost 41K pay TV subs for FiOS video service in Q2, down to 4.64M, Yahoo deal makes it major competitor in mobile media, says CEO Lowell McAdam  —  EMAIL ME  —  Lowell McAdam says the $4.83 billion deal for the internet company will make the telecom giant a “major competitor in mobile media.”
Discussion: Ad Age
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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 …
Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab:
The Washington Post is adapting some of its stories for Medium (but leaving the straight news behind)  —  Here's a simple tip for publishers looking looking to attract readers on Medium: Start with what already works on the platform (first-person stories), and avoid what doesn't (straight news).
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.
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  —  A federal district judge ruled that an Arizona businessman failed to provide evidence to back up his claim that he was defamed in an August 2014 story
Taylyn Washington-Harmon / Nieman Lab:
How Invisibilia and NPR One are creatively cross-promoting one another on digital platforms  —  This spring, controversially, NPR announced a set of restrictions on how its podcasts could be promoted on air during its flagship radio programs — and said that its well reviewed mobile app NPR One wouldn't be promoted on air at all.
 
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Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Food Network orders 6-episode series from YouTube star Hannah Hart, creator of My Drunk Kitchen
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
Patrick Frater / Variety:
Baidu's $2.8B bid for online streaming giant iQIYI collapses due to shareholder pressure
Discussion: Fortune
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Jennifer Maloney / Wall Street Journal:
Publishers are pouring more resources into the production of audiobooks after seeing sales grow 21% in the US and Canada in 2015
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
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