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8:05 AM ET, August 25, 2017

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Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to introduce a 4K-capable Apple TV and updated TV app that can highlight live TV in September, is in talks with studios about 4K movies  —  Company plans to announce new Apple TV model in September  —  New model will play 4K HDR content from movie studios, apps
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Report: Roku's market share among streaming media players in US is up to 37%, with Amazon's Fire TV at 24%, Chromecast at 18%, and Apple TV down to 15%  —  Roku isn't only maintaining its lead as the top streaming media player device in the U.S., it's increasing it.
Byron Kaye / Reuters:
Australia's antitrust regulator clears a consortium led by Lachlan Murdoch to buy TV broadcaster Ten Network, saying the move will not harm competition  —  SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's antitrust regulator cleared on Thursday a consortium led by News Corp (NWSA.O) Co-Chairman Lachlan Murdoch …
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Spotify renews licensing deal with Warner Music Group, clearing last hurdle before going public  —  Now that it has Warner Music on board, look for a nontraditional IPO at the end of this year or early 2018.  —  Spotify has cleared what ought to be the last major hurdle before it goes public …
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
YouTube's policy changes to crack down on extremist content go into effect this week with new restrictions on viewing, sharing, and monetizing videos  —  Selected videos will lose ads, comments and have new warnings  —  Policy changes announced in June to go into effect Thursday
Discussion: The Hill, BBC and CNNMoney
Nushin Rashidian / Columbia Journalism Review:
Tow Center releases an interactive timeline listing platform developments at Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Google, Twitter, Snapchat, Apple, and Amazon  —  We have entered an era in which just about every move social media and tech companies make has ramifications for journalism.
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
Dave Brooks / Billboard:
Sources: Amazon is struggling to make inroads in US event ticketing industry due to incumbents like Ticketmaster, exclusive deals with venues, more  —  With little leverage besides its huge customer base, the online retail behemoth is finding that disrupting the U.S. ticketing market won't be as easy as throwing its weight around.
Nicole Carroll / Arizona Republic:
Arizona Republic editor details how staff faced gas or spray to cover Trump rally aftermath, in response to email calling staff “Fake News Media”  —  On Wednesday morning, I was reviewing a list of 17 Republic staffers who were caught up in the gas or spray and the aftermath …
Discussion: Poynter
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Appeals court upholds injunction against VidAngel, a family-friendly service that filters movie content, after studios claim it violated copyright rules  —  “Star Wars is still Star Wars, even without Princess Leia's bikini scene,” states the opinion.  —  VidAngel, the self-touted family …
Discussion: Deadline, MediaPost and VidAngel Blog
Jake Sherman / Politico:
WH director of rapid response Andy Hemming, who was paid to spot and distribute positive stories from the mainstream media, left his job on Monday  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  Happy Thursday.  AN INTERESTING DATAPOINT — TONY FABRIZIO, whom the Trump campaign paid $1.29 million last year …
 
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Andy / TorrentFreak:
Finnish court orders two founders of Pirate Bay, Fredrik Neij and Gottfrid Svartholm, to pay IFPI record labels $477K+ in case that began in 2011
Luke O'Neil / Esquire:
Current and former Village Voice staffers, including food critic Robert Sietsema and film editor Alan Scherstuhl, reflect on their time at the paper
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Sam Roberts / New York Times:
Jack Rosenthal, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist who also worked as a government official and civic leader, has died at 82
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
TPM may add a morning email newsletter to its $50-per-year Prime membership program
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
New report finds that decentralization and other factors could protect speech online as “mega-platforms” amass greater gatekeeping powers
Discussion: Motherboard
Annalies Winny / The Guardian:
How some alt-weeklies without benefactors are setting up nonprofit arms to save local journalism across the US
Discussion: Poynter