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8:05 PM ET, April 24, 2018

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Wall Street Journal:
Some ad tech firms worry EU's GDPR will just increase market share for Facebook and Google, but EU's Věra Jourová doubts that will be an effect of the law  —  Big tech companies gain while smaller online ad firms are squeezed under the European Union's GDPR, which takes effect in May.
Chris Butler / Internet Archive Blogs:
Wayback Machine says it declined to take down “fraudulent” blog posts after Joy Reid's lawyers contacted archive; robots.txt later excluded blog from archives  —  Some recent press stories (1, 2) have discussed archived blog posts of a prominent journalist, Joy Ann Reid …
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Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept:
Twitter user shared screenshots of homophobic posts on Joy Reid's Reid Report, found via Wayback Machine; Reid claims content was manipulated by external party
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
McClatchy partners with Google to roll out its new subscription tool, Subscribe with Google, across all 30 of its local news sites across 14 states  —  Google is rolling out its subscription tool, Subscribe with Google, on April 24, and it picked newspaper chain McClatchy as its first launch partner …
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Mark Anderson / Sacramento Business Journal:
McClatchy's Sacramento Bee announces plans to lay off or buy out 14 editorial staffers and eight working on production and copy desk, effective in early May  —  The Sacramento Bee on Tuesday announced another round of layoffs in its newsroom.  The latest round of job cuts includes 14 journalists …
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Some YouTube thumbnails depicted bestiality, now pulled; YouTube says monitoring tech missed because bestiality thumbnails may lack signals of typical porn  —  There is bestiality on YouTube, and it's surprisingly easy to find.  It's also surprisingly prevalent, but not in videos …
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Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Spotify launches a redesigned mobile app for its free users that lets them listen on-demand to any song on one of 15 personalized discovery playlists  —  Today at the Gramercy Theater in NYC, Spotify's Chief R&D Officer Gustav Söderström announced a brand new free version of the Spotify mobile app.
Mike Shields / Business Insider:
Sources: Bloomberg is planning to erect a paywall on its site, possibly as soon as next month  —  - Bloomberg is planning to start charging readers to access stories on Bloomberg.com, potentially starting next month, according to people familiar with the matter.
Discussion: @yoda and Talking Biz News
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
UK-based digital publication The Debrief, which launched in 2014 and was aimed at young women, is shutting down, possibly due to changes to Facebook News Feed  —  It launched in 2014 with ambitions to be more than just a “BuzzFeed” for young women.  Now, The UK-based digital publication The Debrief, is shutting down.
Amy Russo / Mediaite:
Trump tells supporters in email he's boycotting the White House Correspondents Dinner and will hold a rally that night in Michigan's Washington Township instead  —  President Donald Trump is explaining his absence from the upcoming White House Correspondents' Dinner with a fundraising email …
Kellen / Droid Life:
Source: Google Play Music will be replaced by YouTube's upcoming music streaming service, with Play Music users forced to use the new service by the end of 2018  —  When Google finally launches its rumored YouTube Remix platform this year, one of its other services will be put to rest.
Discussion: 9to5Google and @mhbergen
 
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Owen Jones:
Journalism is one of the most socially exclusive professions in Britain, concentrated in one of the world's most expensive cities, and it must change
Meg Dalton / Columbia Journalism Review:
Charles Harder is continuing to pursue Gawker writers through the courts, as another case against a freelancer who wrote for Deadspin proceeds
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Flipboard introduces expanded tech coverage and product recommendations, generating revenue through affiliate links, in partnership with Wirecutter and others
Discussion: Wired, Fast Company and TechCrunch
Aidan McLaughlin / Mediaite:
A look at The Daily Beast's reinvention under Editor John Avlon, with a focus on pop culture and politics driving traffic of 16.5M monthly visits in 2017
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Roku adds news to its free channel, including the new streaming network ABC News Live
Discussion: Multichannel News
David Beard / Poynter:
Profile of Alice Crites, the Washington Post's library-trained researcher who suspected account of Roy Moore accuser and shared byline on Pulitzer-winning story
Steve Pratt / Pacific Content:
As it prepares to launch a podcasts app, Google adds seamless podcast listening across devices, allowing users to listen on a phone and resume on Google Home
Monika Bickert / Facebook:
Facebook publishes the internal guidelines it uses to enforce its public Community Standards, will allow users to appeal when their posts are taken down
Noah Kulwin / New York Magazine:
Q&A with Katherine Maher, Wikimedia Foundation's executive director on business incentives of tech platforms, regulation, and the value of an internet commons