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8:18 PM ET, April 23, 2018

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Jon Swaine / The Guardian:
A look at Hannity's real estate empire, including apartment complexes bought with HUD help, a fact Hannity didn't mention when interviewing Ben Carson last year
Aoife White / Bloomberg:
Apple's acquisition of Shazam faces extended EU probe as antitrust regulators worry that Apple might halt Shazam referrals and use Shazam data to hamper rivals  —  EU says concerned Apple could use Shazam data to hamper rivals  —  Probe also looking whether Apple could halt Shazam referrals
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
CBS All Access launches in Canada for CAD$5.99/month, ad-free, on web and iOS/Android plus Apple TV and Chromecast, with more devices supported in coming months  —  CBS' over-the-top streaming service, CBS All Access, is now available for the first time outside the U.S. The network today announced …
Kelly Liyakasa / AdExchanger:
Viacom makes new deal with Comcast's advanced ads unit, FreeWheel, to manage inventory for live TV, set-top boxes, and VOD to better compete with DoubleClick  —  Viacom on Monday formed a multi-year agreement with Comcast's advanced ads business, FreeWheel, to expand its use of the tech platform.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitch's creators and devs gain a new revenue stream with launch of Bits, which work in Twitch Extensions, with 80/20 revenue split between creators and devs  —  Twitch's Bits, a virtual good that allows fans to cheer on their favorite streamers, have been one of the ways Twitch creators …
Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings' base salary declined from $900K to $850K in 2017, but his overall compensation package increased 5%, with $23.5M in stock options  —  Content chief Ted Sarandos saw his pay jump more than 18 percent to $22.4 million.  —  Netflix CEO Reed Hastings received …
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Matt Kiser, creator of WTF Just Happened Today, builds Current Status, a tool to find political news using an algorithm, like Memeorandum, and adds his tweaks  —  “I see my role as a sort of reinforcement editor, ensuring that the good stuff is always percolating to the top.
Discussion: @niemanlab
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Tencent Music is preparing for an IPO, potentially coming in the second half of 2018, that could value it at $25B+, double 2017's valuation of $12.5B  —  Deal would be one of the largest tech offerings ever  —  Tencent Music Entertainment Group, China's largest music-streaming company …
John F. Harris / Politico:
In a Q&A with Politico EIC John Harris, NYT Editorial Page Editor James Bennet discusses his role and recent controversies around the section  —  Is civil discourse our last hope, or a pointless exercise in the Trump era?  A conversation between New York Times editorial page editor James Bennet …
Steven Perlberg / BuzzFeed:
Ex-Sinclair reporter Suri Crowe says she was disciplined by company management for failing to apply “balance” to climate change stories  —  Sinclair Broadcast Group executives reprimanded and ultimately ousted a local news reporter who refused to seed doubt about man-made climate change and …
Jon Levine / The Wrap:
New York Times reporter Nicholas Confessore responds to criticism of Clinton coverage from colleague Amy Chozick, says decision to publish stories was correct  —  New York Times reporter Nicholas Confessore is hitting back against his colleague Amy Chozick — now engaging in a very public reckoning …
 
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