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12:45 PM ET, November 10, 2017

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New York Times:
Five women accuse Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct; premiere of his new movie was canceled, along with appearance on Late Show with Colbert  —  In 2002, a Chicago comedy duo, Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov, landed their big break: a chance to perform at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen …
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Variety:
Release of Louis C.K.'s movie, “I Love You, Daddy”, is scrapped by The Orchard after allegations of sexual misconduct against the comedian  —  The release of Louis C.K.'s new film “I Love You, Daddy” has been scrapped in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations levied against the comedian.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Musical.ly acquired for as much as $1B by Beijing Bytedance Technology Co., maker of news app Toutiao  —  With 60 million monthly users, startup sells to Chinese maker of news app Toutiao  —  Musical.ly Inc., the maker of a lip-syncing app popular among teens and tweens …
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CHINAdaily:
Beijing Bytedance Technology Co. to invest $50M in Cheetah Mobile's Live.me streaming service and buy Cheetah Mobile's news aggregator News Republic for $86.6M  —  China's internet and mobile app publisher, Cheetah Mobile Inc, announced Wednesday it has entered a strategic cooperation agreement …
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Disney misses with Q4 net income of $1.75B, down 1% YoY, on $12.78B in revenue, down 2.8% YoY and below $13.2B estimated  —  Shares of Disney rose prior to the closing bell on Thursday but are roughly flat for the year, even as Wall Street in general has been in rally mode.
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Julia Angwin / ProPublica:
How three ProPublica reporters were attacked with cheap Twitter bot swarms and “email bombs” that forced the shutdown of all email accounts  —  It was 10 a.m. on a hot, humid Tuesday in August when I decided I could finally relax.  After a frantic weekend of finishing a big story …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Playboy sues Boing Boing for a 2016 post that linked to a collection of centerfold pictures on Imgur and YouTube, which has since been taken down  —  Playboy apparently has lawyers with itchy trigger fingers.  As first spotted by Law360, Playboy Entertainment Group has sued the BoingBoing …
Mary Ann Georgantopoulos / BuzzFeed:
Writer claims Jann Wenner offered him writing assignments in exchange for sex in 2005, Wenner denies any quid pro quo  —  Ben Ryan says the offer was made in the publisher's Upper West Side townhouse on August 11, 2005.  “There was that moment where it's like time stood still,” he recalled.
Ben Popper / The Verge:
YouTube says it will age-restrict flagged videos that make “inappropriate use of family-friendly characters” to logged-in users 18 or older  —  Videos that violate policy will now be age restricted  —  Earlier this week, a report in The New York Times and a blog post on Medium drew …
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
UK's National Union of Journalists is pursuing equal pay for 100+ female members at the BBC; NUJ survey says 8 out 10 women members believe pay disparity exists  —  Eight out of ten women journalists at the BBC believe they are paid less than male counterparts, according to a survey carried out by the National Union of Journalists.
Washington Post:
Editor says Russian news outlet RT will comply with US DoJ and register as foreign agent; Russian embassy suggests US news orgs may face retaliation in Russia  —  RT, a Moscow-headquartered website and television channel that the U.S. government says is a propaganda outlet for the Kremlin …
 
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Katherine Cowdrey / The Bookseller:
BBC releases its first interactive audio story, The Inspection Chamber, on Amazon Echo; listeners insert themselves in the story and steer the plot via voice
Discussion: bbc.co.uk and CNET
Mike Allen / Axios:
Sean Parker says social media networks like Facebook exploit a vulnerability in human psychology and wonders about effects on productivity and children
MIT Technology Review:
MIT Technology Review names Gideon Lichfield, a founding Quartz editor, as editor in chief
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Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab:
The New York Times is launching a monthly kids' print section with puzzles, an advice column, and stories starting November 19 and lasting through 2018
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Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Cheddar plans to launch a second channel, Cheddar Big News, by the end of Q1 2018, broadcasting from 6am to 10pm daily, modeled after CNN's Headline News
Discussion: FierceCable
Peter Kafka / Recode:
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson says DoJ did not ask him to sell CNN as a condition of acquiring Time Warner, despite report, reiterates he does not intend to sell
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Hulu comes to the Nintendo Switch in the US today, becoming the first major video streaming app available on the console
Jon Lafayette / Multichannel News:
Nielsen to include data from Comcast's set-top boxes in local TV ratings; Nielsen now has access to viewing information four major cable and satellite providers
Discussion: Radio & Television … and TVSpy
Joseph Cox / The Daily Beast:
Facebook says a human will review uncensored images from revenge porn prevention test in Australia, where users upload sensitive pics by messaging themselves