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12:55 PM ET, August 6, 2014


 Top News: 
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
On earnings call, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes refuses to comment on Fox takeover bid  —  Bewkes Won't Comment On Fox Takeover Bid  —  CEO says strategy is working  —  Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes said he would have little to say about Rupert Murdoch's attempt to take over the media conglomerate.
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Time Warner beats Wall St expectations, posts quarterly profits of $850M
Discussion: The Wrap, and Re/code
Linette Lopez / Business Insider:
Fox Withdraws Proposal To Buy Time Warner — And Time Warner Shares Are Crashing
Catalina Albeanu /
Irish broadcaster RTÉ plans mobile journalism conference in March 2015  —  RTÉ announces mobile journalism conference for March 2015  —  MoJoConIrl will bring together key players in the field of mobile journalism to discuss technology and storytelling, and to share experiences …
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Huffington Post to launch Arabic-language website with editorial staff based in London  —  The Huffington Post is to launch an Arabic-language website with editorial staff based in London.  —  HuffPost Arabi “will be a first-of-its-kind online news destination for the 300+ million people in the Arab world …
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Wikimedia slams ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling, creates page for Wikipedia link removal notices  —  After publishing its first-ever transparency report, the Wikimedia Foundation has issued fresh criticism over the controversial ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling introduced by the European Union Court of Justice (ECJ) earlier this year.
Discussion: Telegraph, VentureBeat, Guardian and Reuters
Joe Miller / BBC:
Wikipedia link hidden by ‘right to be forgotten’
Discussion: Daily Dot and VentureBeat
Axel Springer SE:
Axel Springer profits from strong growth of digital business models … In the second quarter of the current financial year, Axel Springer's operating results continued the dynamic growth trend of the first three months, thanks in large part to consistently strong growth in its digital activities.
Discussion:, RTTNews and Reuters
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
Digital Media Veteran Greg Coleman Jumps From Criteo to BuzzFeed President  —  BuzzFeed Inc. has brought on digital advertising veteran Greg Coleman as the company's new president.  —  Mr. Coleman replaces Jon Steinberg, who left BuzzFeed a few months ago to become Mail Online North America's CEO.
Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
WaPo Removes Sections of Article After Source Admits to Fabrications  —  Entire sections of an article in the Washington Post's new longread vertical Storyline were removed Wednesday after one of the story's primary sources admitted to fabricating a number of the experiences related by author Jeff Guo.
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Dish swings to $213M Q2 profit, loses fewer subscribers, sees continued growth in Hopper  —  Dish Loses Fewer Subs, Boosts Financials in Second Quarter  —  The satellite TV giant, led by chairman Charlie Ergen, swung to a second-quarter profit  —  Dish Network on Wednesday reported improved second-quarter financials.
Discussion: Press Release and Reuters
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Pandora strikes deal with artists through a group representing over 20,000 independent labels  —  Hear that?  Pandora and artists finally reach sweet harmony  —  Pandora's first ever direct deal with labels marks a new age for artist relations at the Web's top streaming-music service …
John Plunkett / Guardian:
BBC staff agree two-year pay deal but plan strike ballot over job cuts  —  Unions accept revised offer of extra £800 for people earning less than £50,000, with £650 rise for those earning more  —  Trade unions have agreed a new two-year pay deal with BBC management weeks …
Discussion: BECTU
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
New York Times Tones Down Labeling on Its Sponsored Posts  —  Lesser Visual Cues to Mark Native Ads  —  The New York Times has shrunk the labels that distinguish articles bought by advertisers from articles generated in its newsroom and made the language in the labels less explicit.
Discussion: Business Insider and @nbj914
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