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6:50 AM ET, April 4, 2017


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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Hyundai joins Mercedes-Benz in removing ads from Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor amid sexual harassment allegations against host Bill O'Reilly  —  Mercedes-Benz USA said it has “reassigned” advertising meant to run on Fox News Channel's “O'Reilly Factor” to other parts of the cable network's schedule …
Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
Current and former employees at Fox News say women fear of speaking up about sexual harassment, don't have faith in company enforcing zero tolerance policy  —  Lawyer: Payouts are the ‘cost of doing business’ at Fox  —  There are women at Fox News who want to speak up.  But they're afraid.
Brian Flood / The Wrap:
Fox News contributor Julie Roginsky files sexual harassment suit against the network, Roger Ailes, and its current co-president Bill Shine  —  Fox News contributor Julie Roginsky has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the network, former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes and current co-president Bill Shine.
Business Insider:
AOL and Yahoo will be renamed Oath after the Verizon deal closes  —  When Verizon merges Yahoo with AOL after its acquisition of Yahoo closes, the newly created division will get a new name.  —  That new name is Oath, sources tell Business Insider.  —  In a deal that was announced in July …
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: Marissa Mayer will not be part of Verizon's AOL-Yahoo combined company Oath, which will be led by AOL CEO Tim Armstrong  —  The Yahoo CEO is on her way out, say sources, which is really no surprise.  —  According to sources, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will not be continuing …
Tony Romm / Recode:
White House confirms Trump has signed bill into law that allows ISPs to sell customers' browsing history without user permission  —  Internet providers will not have to ask permission before sharing sensitive data with advertisers.  —  President Donald Trump on Monday officially hit …
Arab News:
Arab News says columnist Andrew Bowen demanded removal of his pro-Clinton posts to help obtain a Trump administration job, and will discontinue his column  —  Arab News regrettably announces that it will discontinue publishing articles by US columnist Andrew Bowen.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Apple wants to sell HBO, Showtime and Starz in a single bundle  —  No deal yet.  But this one will be easier than selling regular TV.  —  Apple isn't done trying to sell you pay TV.  —  Here's the company's latest proposal: It wants to sell consumers a premium TV bundle, which combines HBO, Showtime and Starz.
Steve Jordon / Omaha World-Herald:
BH Media Group announces it has eliminated 289 jobs, including 108 vacant positions, to reduce costs  —  BH Media Group of Omaha said Monday it has eliminated 289 jobs, including 108 vacant positions, to reduce costs because of declining advertising and circulation revenue.
Mike Masnick / The Verge:
How a new bill that seeks to make the Register of Copyright a president-appointed position would end a 120-year status quo and benefit the RIAA, MPAA  —  A new bill undoes over 100 years of history  —  On March 23rd, Reps. Bob Goodlatte and John Conyers introduced a controversial bipartisan bill …
Jeff Baumgartner / Broadcasting & Cable:
Roku introduces audience guarantees for TV advertisers that are based on Nielsen ratings, about 2 years after Roku and Nielsen partnered to measure demographics  —  Roku to base guarantees on Nielsen Digital Ad Ratings, tap into currency used for traditional TV advertising
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James Titcomb / Telegraph:
COO Anthony Noto says Twitter is seeking deals with pay-TV companies to let subscribers watch live channels in Twitter app
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Gizmodo Media Group's Executive Managing Editor Katie Drummond is joining Joshua Topolsky's The Outline as its first executive editor
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Matt Novak / Gizmodo:
Reuters appeared to retract a story about Jared Kushner being in Iraq, issued a tweet saying the story was wrong then deleted it
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
The Financial Times' digital revenues have overtaken print, with digital subs up 14% in 2016 to 650K, boosted significantly by Brexit and the US election
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Facebook, Craig Newmark, Mozilla, Betaworks, others help launch $14M global News Integrity Initiative administered by CUNY to improve online news literacy