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3:10 AM ET, August 13, 2017

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
SoundCloud closes $169.5M Series F funding round led by Raine Group and Temasek to stay afloat; former Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor replaces Alex Ljung as CEO  —  SoundCloud has just closed the necessary funding round to keep the struggling music service afloat.
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Dan Primack / Axios:
Memo: SoundCloud asks investors to approve reorganization proposal; if accepted, new $170M round will close Friday at pre-money valuation of $150M
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
“This Is Just Like GamerGate”: How The Pro-Trump Media Turned James Damore Into A Hero Overnight  —  A week ago, James Damore was anonymous.  Now, the Google engineer who lost his job after he wrote a viral anti-diversity screed has become an icon of the alt-right …
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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
CNN cuts ties with commentator Jeffrey Lord after he replies “Sieg Heil!” in a Twitter discussion with the president of Media Matters for America
Oliver Darcy / CNNMoney:
How Fox News rushed to publish a story about Seth Rich that it later retracted, with key source and Fox News pundit Rod Wheeler later suing the network  —  This is why the Seth Rich conspiracy won't disappear  —  For more than two months, Fox News has declined to explain the story behind …
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Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Bill O'Reilly debuted a 30-minute online news show for paid subscribers on Wednesday night, made available for free on Thursday
BuzzFeed:
About 10 activists turn their backs on Trump aide Omarosa Manigault during tense panel at the National Association of Black Journalists conference  —  “Walking into a room where you get shut down does not open a line of communication so change can happen," said one of the top African-American officials in the White House.
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Steven Perlberg / BuzzFeed:
Profile of Josh Raffel, a 33-year-old White House spokesman who handles PR for Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump
Discussion: Refinery29
Georgia Wells / Wall Street Journal:
Snap reports Q2 revenue of $182M vs. $186.8M expected, DAUs grow 7.3M vs. 8M expected, reaching 173M, and loss grows to $443M; stock down 12%+  —  Snapchat's parent hurt by intensifying competition from larger rival Facebook  —  Snap Inc. on Thursday said its loss nearly quadrupled …
Tara Palmeri / Politico:
Breitbart's campaign against national security adviser H.R. McMaster seems to have done more damage to Steve Bannon  —  The chief White House strategist is increasingly isolated in the West Wing as new chief of staff John Kelly tries to clamp down on negative news stories.
Chicago Tribune:
Jim Kirk, editor/publisher of Sun-Times, joins Tronc, parent of the Chicago Tribune, less than a month after local investors bought the Sun-Times  —  Jim Kirk, publisher and editor-in-chief of the Chicago Sun-Times, is joining Chicago Tribune parent Tronc as senior vice president of strategic initiatives.
Discussion: Chicago Sun Times
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Online radio company TuneIn raises $50M in round led by Marker LLC, IVP, and Comcast Ventures; the deal values TuneIn at $500M, a source says  —  Funding round is led by Marker, IVP and Comcast Ventures  —  Latest deal is said to value company at about $500 million
Michael Calderone / HuffPost:
Lawyer for Yashar Ali demands Fox News host Eric Bolling dismiss his lawsuit against Ali for HuffPost story claiming Bolling sent lewd photos to colleagues  —  She called Eric Bolling's $50 million defamation claim against Yashar Ali “utterly devoid of merit.”
Sara Fischer / Axios:
BuzzFeed's live Twitter morning show, premiering September 25 and called AM to DM, will aim to break news in real time  —  BuzzFeed's live Twitter morning show — premiering September 25 and called “AM to DM” — will aim to break news in real time in a way that's like television, but produced for digital audiences and consumption.
Discussion: Variety and Broadcasting & Cable
Bloomberg:
Sources: Verizon's new online TV service is delayed due to lack of deals with content owners, executive turnover and internal discussions over service specifics  —  Company planned to offer live web service by late September  —  Carrier is still shaping strategy amid turnover on media team
Todd Spangler / Variety:
After 14 years at Viacom, Sarah Iooss is joining Mic as executive VP of revenue to expand branded-content offerings  —  Sarah Iooss, after 14 years at Viacom, is joining digital-media company Mic as executive VP of revenue.  —  At Mic, she will oversee the sales team and market-facing products …
Discussion: Adweek
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Leaked email: HBO offered hackers who stole scripts, shows, and employee info a $250K bug bounty; source says the message was an HBO stalling tactic  —  The HBO hacker has struck yet again.  —  Variety has obtained a copy of another message released Thursday by the anonymous hacker …
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox News competitors like The Blaze, Newsmax, and OANN seek to steal Fox viewers as the network goes through a tumultuous period  —  Glenn Beck's The Blaze, Newsmax TV, One America News Network and others are among the challengers: “There's no Pepsi to FNC's Coke yet.”
Discussion: @marklevinshow
Richard Horgan / Adweek:
AMI's Men's Fitness will go all-digital in November as print subscriptions are switched over to newly acquired Men's Journal  —  At AMI, print is alive and well  —  The next watershed for Men's Journal, the 25-year-old monthly glossy acquired earlier this year by American Media Inc. from Wenner Media, will be the November 2017 issue.
Discussion: Mediawire
Nyshka Chandran / CNBC:
Chinese regulators are investigating Tencent's WeChat, Baidu's Tieba, and Sina Weibo for user-generated content that “endangers national security”  —  - Tencent, Baidu and Sina Weibo are being investigated by Chinese cyber-security regulators for potential violations
Discussion: Axios, TechCrunch, Reuters and BBC
 
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A look at Guam's biggest daily paper, the Gannett-owned Pacific Daily News, a 20-person outlet whose traffic now doubles when it posts a story on North Korea
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Parse.ly reaches profitability and raises $6.8M in Series B funding led by Grotech Ventures and Blumberg Capital
Discussion: @alansoon
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Maynard Institute debuts new diversity initiatives, hopes to assist 200 journalists of color through the industry over next five years
Discussion: Philly.com
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook introduces Watch, its redesigned video section for original content, with producers earning 55% of ad revenue, rolling out Thursday