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8:30 AM ET, August 15, 2017


 Top News: 
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
GoDaddy tells neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer it violated its ToS and to find a new domain provider, after it posted an obscene article about Charlottesville victim  —  White supremacist site the Daily Stormer needs to find another domain provider after getting the boot from GoDaddy.
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Google says it will cancel Daily Stormer's domain registration, shortly after site switched from GoDaddy; Zoho also says it'll stop providing services to site  —  Google has canceled the domain registration for The Daily Stormer, a company spokesperson confirmed Monday.
Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:
Shonda Rhimes is leaving ABC for Netflix, says the streaming service will provide her with greater creative freedom than network television  —  Prolific producer will create new shows for streaming service, which faces growing competition from Amazon, Disney
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook is rolling out a “Trending News” section in its iOS and Android apps; on iOS, it's accessible via a link from the app's main navigation  —  Facebook is rolling out a “Trending News” section on mobile that includes its own link in the app's main navigation.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Sources: a crew is filming inside The New York Times for a documentary about the paper's coverage of the president  —  TALK ABOUT TIMING.  THE DAY AFTER THE HORRIFIC EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN RELEASED A NEW AD.  But instead of a message about something …
New York Times:
How Sinclair is ridding itself of regulatory burdens, including a cap on ownership for broadcast TV stations, with the aid of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai  —  WASHINGTON — The day before President Trump's inauguration, the top executive of the Sinclair Broadcast Group, the nation's largest owner …
Dani Deahl / The Verge:
Pandora names Sling TV founding CEO Roger Lynch as new CEO and president; Snap Inc. chairman Michael Lynton is also joining the Pandora board  —  Snap Inc. chairman Michael Lynton is also joining the Pandora board  —  Pandora has announced that Sling TV founding CEO Roger Lynch will join …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
SEC filing: 21st Century Fox has paid $50M for Fox News settlements related to sexual harassment and discrimination in fiscal 2017  —  The cost of improprieties at Fox News Channel continues to grow for the cable-news outlet's parent, 21st Century Fox.  —  The media conglomerate …
Discussion: The Wrap
Stewart Clarke / Variety:
Amazon is shutting down Lovefilm, its DVD rental service in the UK and Germany, on Oct 31, plans to offer Lovefilm's 50 employees other roles  —  Amazon is closing down Lovefilm, its DVD rental service in the U.K. and Germany, later this year.  —  The e-commerce giant said that while streaming …
Raffi Khatchadourian / New Yorker:
Profile of WIkiLeaks' Julian Assange, on the DNC email hacks, Russia, state-sponsored leaks, the alt-right, and more  —  From his tiny sanctum in London, the founder of WikiLeaks has interfered with the world's most powerful institutions.  —  I.  —  The Ecuadorian Embassy in London …
Discussion: Business Insider, Mediaite and Gizmodo
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Courtney Vinopal / Washingtonian:
On the fifth anniversary of journalist Austin Tice's disappearance in Syria, his friends share their memories of him, as the fight for his release continues
David Lieberman / Deadline:
Lionsgate renews its agreement with DVD kiosk company Redbox; despite consumer spend in rental kiosks dropping 19.3% YoY, Redbox is adding 1,500 to its fleet
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Daily Mail launches a one-hour daily TV show, DailyMailTV, which will be filmed in New York and available on TV stations across the US
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Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
HBO leaks continue, with a hacker posting several episodes from Curb Your Enthusiasm and four other HBO series including Insecure and Ballers
Discussion: Gizmodo, vice, Jezebel and The FADER
Mădălina Ciobanu /
A new European news site called NewsMavens gathers team of female editors to see how they will curate stories differently from the typical mass media narrative