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12:40 PM ET, January 6, 2020

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Mark Kleinman / Sky News:
News Corp to sell Unruly, the video advertising platform it acquired for around £115M in 2015, to the ad tech company Tremor International  —  Rebekah Brooks will join the board of Tremor International as part of News Corp's deal to offload Unruly, Sky News learns.  —  City editor @MarkKleinmanSky
The Guardian:
Key figures from US media, including Dean Baquet, Ben Smith, Jorge Ramos, and Margaret Sullivan, describe their fears and ideas for covering the 2020 election  —  Key figures from major US newspapers, news sites and TV describe their fears about covering this year's election - and ideas on how to get it right
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Vice UK had revenues of £17.3M in 2018, down from £25.7M in 2017, with losses of £3.9M, up 75% YoY; Vice UK blames Brexit uncertainty for the growth of losses  —  Pre-tax losses at millennial media brand Vice UK have grown by 75 per cent in 2018, according to the company's latest full-year financial figures.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Amazon expands Fire TV Edition to soundbars, car infotainment systems, set-top boxes, and more, and says Fire TV platform now has over 40M MAUs  —  It was only a few months ago that Amazon took the wraps off over 20 new Fire TV devices to fill out its growing portfolio, including a refreshed Fire TV Cube …
VentureBeat:
Report: TV advertising spend in 2019 by Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft shows them spending most during sports, especially NFL broadcasts  —  With 2019 finally over, we're taking a look at how some major tech brands — Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft …
Steve Dent / Engadget:
Netflix wins just two Golden Globes despite receiving a record 34 nominations; HBO was the big TV winner with four awards, two each for Succession and Chernobyl  —  Streaming won big in TV at the 2020 Golden Globes, but Netflix failed to take advantage of its record-setting number of nominations.
Discussion: Variety, E! Online, CNBC, CBS News, Vox and Breitbart
Patrick Wintour / The Guardian:
Iranian ambassador to UK to complain formally about a frontpage article in the Times claiming Iran is prepared to kill UK troops over Suleimani's assassination  —  Hamid Baeidinejad to complain formally over story claiming Iran prepared to kill UK troops  —  The Iranian ambassador to the UK …
Nieman Lab:
News organizations will start sending more geotargeted push notifications in 2020, highlighting different aspects of the same articles in different locales  —  “Coverage of the 2020 U.S. presidential election will mark the beginning of gerrymandered news coverage."
 
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