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10:25 AM ET, August 29, 2014

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Angela Haggerty / The Drum:
Financial Times moves into wearables with launch of fastFT app on Samsung Gear S  —  The Financial Times has launched its fastFT service on the Samsung Gear S in its first venture into the wearables space.  —  The publisher has teamed up with technology provider Spritz to create the app …
Discussion: Financial Times and @sub8u
Om Malik:
Google could help the news industry by building a search tool with better historical context  —  How Google can really help news & media  —  Earlier this month, folks from Google invited me along with Kara Swisher and Audrey Cooper for a conversation about the future of news.
Discussion: @kevglobal and @jason_kint
David Case / GlobalPost:
Global Post staff pay tribute to slain colleague, journalist James Foley  —  Here's what James Foley meant to us  —  GlobalPost's editorial team pays tribute to our slain colleague and friend.  —  BOSTON — The scene is pure adrenaline.  —  First, you hear panicked rebels crying “Allahu Akbar” — God is great.
Austin Siegemund-Broka / Hollywood Reporter:
President Obama Nominates New ‘Piracy Czar’  —  He would coordinate the administration's antipiracy and intellectual property policy  —  President Barack Obama has nominated Danny Marti to be the new U.S. intellectual property enforcement coordinator, or “piracy czar.”
Discussion: Gigaom, @bmorrissey and Variety
Felix Gillette / Businessweek:
An entire Hollywood-like industry has grown around YouTube creators; MCNs, agents and advertisers  —  Hollywood's Big-Money YouTube Hit Factory  —  When Brian Robbins first told people he was going full time into the YouTube (GOOG) business, his colleagues in Hollywood were incredulous.
Bloomberg:
California Lawmakers Strike Deal to Boost Film Tax Credit  —  California Governor Jerry Brown and lawmakers struck a deal to more than triple the tax credit for Hollywood studios to stem the flight of film and TV production to other states.  —  The $330 million annual subsidy …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Huffington Post hosting its first political debate, between Californian democrats  —  Huffington Post to host inaugural political debate  —  The Huffington Post is getting into the debate game.  —  The website will host an Oct. 6 showdown at California's San Jose State University between …
Discussion: @huffpostmedia and @niemanlab
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Former NYT communications chief Robert Christie joins Alibaba as VP of International Media  —  Former Times comms chief heads to Alibaba  —  Robert Christie, the former communications chief of The New York Times Company, is joining the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group as vice president …
Discussion: @bobtheprguy
Clifford Coonan / Hollywood Reporter:
China's biggest online video company, Youku Tudou, launches film division  —  China's Youku Tudou Launches Film Division  —  Internet video giant's newly formed Heyi Film Inc. is described as the “first online and offline film company”  —  China's biggest online video company Youku Tudou …
Discussion: Variety
Michelle Castillo / Adweek:
Vice Director of global marketing Jonathan Hunt joins Vox as VP for marketing & partnerships  —  Vice's Director of Global Marketing Jonathan Hunt Heads to Vox  —  Will help company expand  —  Jonathan Hunt, who led Vice's global marketing efforts, is leaving his post to help Vox Media expand …
Discussion: @reckless, @bankoff, @lock and @voxmediainc
Agence France-Presse:
Anti-graft officers raid Hong Kong media tycoon's home  —  Hong Kong anti-corruption officials early Thursday raided the home of Jimmy Lai, an outspoken mogul whose media empire is often fiercely critical of Beijing.  —  The swoop comes at a time of growing disquiet in Hong Kong over the erosion …
Eric Blattberg / Digiday:
Mashable turns to YouTube as branded video becomes the main focus of its monetization strategy  —  Why Mashable centers its video strategy on YouTube  —  Most publishers pushing into video try get people to their sites and then use YouTube for marketing.  Not so for Mashable …
 
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Rich Trenholm / CNET:
Samsung UHD TVs bringing Amazon 4K streaming from October, also adding Netflix 4K in Europe
Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter:
Amid layoffs, Turner is seeking a programming chief to turn its broadcasting unit around
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Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk:
Report: Guardian maintains lead with most monthly web-only UK readers
Discussion: Press Gazette and @wblau