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7:00 AM ET, July 8, 2015

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Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Time acquires two youth-focused digital sports firms, SportsSignup and LeagueAthletics.com, digital scorecard firm iScore Sports, and events company inVNT  —  Time Inc. Acquires Youth Sports Firms, Creates ‘Sports Illustrated Play’ Unit  —  Time Inc. has acquired three youth-focused digital sports companies …
Discussion: Folio, Talking New Media, mUmBRELLA and WWD
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Emma Bazilian / Adweek:   Time Inc's digital innovation group launches The Drive, an automotive vertical aimed at people under 35
David McCabe / The Hill:
Consumer group files FTC complaint against Google, seeking to extend right to be forgotten to US  —  Group demands that Google offer users the ‘right to be forgotten’  —  A group on Tuesday filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) arguing that Google should allow users …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
GoPro hires former Hulu original series chief, Charlotte Koh, as head of features and series for content push  —  GoPro Hires Former Hulu Original Series Chief for Content Push (Exclusive)  —  GoPro is getting ready to step up its content game: Charlotte Koh, who used to lead Hulu's original …
Discussion: Fortune, @awallenstein and @jank0
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Q&A with Associated Press editor Mary Rajkumar on how stories of modern-day slavery led to the freedom of hundreds  —  AP editor: 'It's not every day that we help get hundreds of slaves freed.'  —  Last week, Associated Press reporter Margie Mason told the next chapter in a dramatic story the AP started telling in March.
Press Gazette:
Court of Appeal quashes conviction of former News of the World reporter Ryan Sabey  —  A former News of the World royal reporter who was found guilty of getting scoops from one of Prince Harry's comrades has formally had his conviction quashed by the Court of Appeal.
Discussion: @paullewismoney
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Concerns about copyright law lead to takedown from Medium of translated Thomas Piketty comments originally from Die Zeit  —  Copyright Takes Down High-Profile Translation Of Thomas Piketty's Comments On Germany & Greek Debt  —  Here we go again with copyright taking content away from the public, rather than the other way around.
Mike Farrell / Multichannel News:
CBS plans debt offering of $800M, with proceeds for general purposes including stock buyback  —  CBS to Issue $800M in Debt  —  Senior Notes to Help Repurchase Shares, Retire Debt  —  CBS said it will commence an $800 million offering of senior notes later this week, proceeds of which will be used to repurchase its own shares.
Discussion: PR Newswire and The Wrap
Reeves Wiedeman / New York Magazine:
A look at the prospects for ESPN's The Undefeated, still not launched and regrouping after Jason Whitlock's departure  —  Jason Whitlock and the Messy Saga of ESPN's ‘Black Grantland’  —  He has been fired from the website he was supposed to create.  The fallout is revealing cracks in ESPN's empire.
Discussion: Deadspin and @jayrosen_nyu
Stowe Boyd / Gigaom Research:
Gigaom Research is relaunching under new owner Knowingly; existing subscriptions to be extended four months  —  Rebooting Gigaom Research  —  On March 9 2015, Gigaom ceased operations because of the insolvency of Giga Omni, the corporation behind the scenes.
Chris Sutcliffe / TheMediaBriefing:
How Norweigian publisher Schibsted's single log-in across all properties lets it successfully monetize mobile content  —  Schibsted's head of data: Publishers need to keep pace with tech companies to make money from mobile  —  Arvid Cedergen will be speaking at Monetising Media 2015 in London.
Nicola Davis / Observer:
Inside British Library's operation to digitize and preserve 300 years of newspaper content  —  Not fade away... how robots are preserving our old newspapers  —  In a Yorkshire outpost of the British Library, archivists using the latest conservation technology are racing to digitise 300 years …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Showtime officially launches streaming service for the web, Apple TV, iOS, Roku, and Playstation Vue, does not require a cable subscription  —  You can now subscribe to Showtime online  —  Showtime is now offering an online subscription, allowing customers to watch its shows and movies without also getting cable.
Tom McGeveran / Capital New York:
Bruce Headlam, New York Times' managing editor for video, moving to another senior newsroom role  —  Bruce Headlam out, too, in Times video shake-up  —  In a restrucuring of The New York Times' video operations, Bruce Headlam, managing editor for video, will leave that role for another …
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Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
Cuts to the BBC would threaten the whole TV industry, says Pact chair
Discussion: allmediascotland and Press Gazette
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Netflix Moves Into Original Feature Films, Starting This October
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Scratch Magazine cofounder Manjula Martin on the lessons learned as the 1K member site shutters: not everything can be monetized, not everything will scale
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