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8:25 AM ET, November 1, 2022


 Top News: 
Sources: Elon Musk told Twitter engineers to work on a Vine reboot that may be ready by the end of 2022; Twitter acquired Vine in 2012 and shut it down in 2016  —  Elon Musk has instructed Twitter engineers to work on a Vine reboot that could be ready by year end, multiple sources tell Axios.
James Ball / New Statesman:
Elon Musk's plan to monetize Twitter verification risks alienating creators and advertisers while helping accounts spread fake news  —  Elon Musk's latest brainwave risks alienating the users Twitter depends on and would expose it to lawsuits.  —  Let us start with a confession …
New York Times:
A US federal judge blocks Penguin Random House's bid to acquire Simon & Schuster, saying the DOJ demonstrated the merger might “substantially” harm competition  —  The government's case blocked the merger of two of the United States' largest publishers and reflected a more aggressive approach to curbing consolidation.
Kaitlyn Tiffany / The Atlantic:
A look at video site Rumble, which has been on an upward trajectory since H2 2020, when right-wing star Dan Bongino moved from YouTube and took an equity stake  —  When Donald Trump was banned from Twitter in January 2021, it was obvious that he would have to find somewhere else to post.
The Wire says the Delhi Police searched its office and the homes of four editors due to a complaint by BJP's Amit Malviya alleging cheating, forgery, and more  —  The searches were conducted in relation to a complaint filed by BJP leader Amit Malviya, founding editor of the website MK Venu told
Sara Guaglione / Digiday:
Chartbeat: in 2022, traffic from Google News and other aggregators fell to ~14% of traffic referred by social, search, and links, down from 18% to 20% in 2020  —  Three years ago, publisher analytics firm Chartbeat saw news aggregators becoming the fastest growing traffic referral source.
Lynette Rice / Deadline:
Peacock partners with Hallmark Media to stream live and on-demand programming from the Hallmark Channel, Movies & Mysteries, and Drama, its first such deal  —  Peacock has closed a pact with Hallmark Media to stream live and on-demand programming from Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and Hallmark Drama.
Daniel Rosney / BBC:
The BBC plans to cut 48 jobs in local radio, causing 39 networks in England to share programs from 2PM to 6AM, as the broadcaster prioritizes digital content  —  BBC local radio stations will have a significant number of programmes cut under new plans, the corporation has announced.
Ben Smith / Semafor:
Ben Smith / Semafor:
Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith becomes a senior advisor to Emerson Collective, one of the top local news funding sources that has given $60M+ in grants since 2016  —  Evan Smith, the CEO and co-founder of the Texas Tribune, will be a senior advisor to Emerson, which has emerged …
Andrew Marchand / New York Post:
Amazon plans to launch a 12-hour daily lineup of sports talk shows, with seven shows available for free on Prime Video and its other audio and visual platforms  —  MORE FROM:  —  In its continued effort to become a full-time destination for sports, Amazon will have its own lineup …
Max Tani / Semafor:
Sources: ProPublica is scrambling to verify Chinese Communist Party memoranda, after criticism that its expose about a Wuhan lab was based on a mistranslation  —  In the days after ProPublica published a searing expose based on a close reading of Communist Party memoranda in Mandarin …
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David Pierce / The Verge:
YouTube rolls out Primetime Channels in the US, with shows and movies from 35 partners, including Paramount+ and Epix, and plans to add NBA League Pass soon
Georg Szalai / The Hollywood Reporter:
SiriusXM reports its satellite radio unit added 187K self-pay subscribers in Q3 and lost 49K promotional subscribers; Pandora lost 52K net self-pay subscribers
Kevin Rawlinson / The Guardian:
A UK high court judge dismisses a libel claim brought by James Dyson against Channel 4 over allegations of worker exploitation at Dyson suppliers' factories
Discussion: Bloomberg
Kayleigh Barber / Digiday:
Hearst plans to launch its commerce marketplace FirstFinds on November 1 after its beta launch on October 24 with 1,000+ products picked by a five-person team
Sarah Sluis / AdExchanger:
Bloomberg launches Audience Accelerator, a first-party ad platform built using a data lake with info about its 450,000 subscribers and 5M registered users
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Sophie Zeldin-O'Neill / The Guardian:
The UK's new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak hires Amber de Botton, the head of UK news at ITV News, as his director of communications
Chris Davis / WTVF-TV:
The Nashville Banner, which served the city for 122 years until 1998, plans to relaunch as a nonprofit news site with Scripps' local TV station as its partner
Karl Bode / Techdirt:
Renewed calls from telecom giants to tax companies like Netflix in the US and the EU over costs for traffic usage is set to reignite the net neutrality wars
Attila Mong / Committee to Protect Journalists:
In Greece, unsolved journalist murders, threats such as arson attacks, and wiretapping of reporters' phones are worsening a climate of fear and self-censorship
Analysis: how Google's ad business funnels revenue to prolific purveyors of health, election, and climate disinformation in Europe, Latin America, and Africa

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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Report: alleged ringleader of the Scattered Spider hacking group was arrested in Spain; sources: the accused is a 22-year-old Scottish man named Tyler Buchanan

Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
A look at Apple's slow rollout of AI features, impressive visionOS 2 beta, plans for thinnest, lightest devices in tech, including a phone in the iPhone 17 line

Caroline O'Donovan / Washington Post:
Leaked documents reveal life-threatening issues at Amazon's primary-care service One Medical, raising concerns about Amazon's frugal approach to health care

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