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9:35 AM ET, September 1, 2015

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Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Sources: Apple escalates talks with Hollywood execs, seeking to have development and production teams ready by 2016 to compete with Netflix  —  Apple Eyes Move Into Original Programming (EXCLUSIVE)  —  The moment the media and technology industries have been expecting for years may finally be arriving …
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Luke Morgan Britton / NME:
Apple allegedly made bid for Jeremy Clarkson series ahead of new Netflix-style service  —  Reports claim that Apple are preparing to launch a movie and TV streaming service to rival Netflix.  The tech giant recently launched their streaming platform Apple Music to rival the likes of Spotify …
Nick Summers / Engadget:
Samsung creating its own curated news app, UPDAY, for Galaxy devices, as it partners with Axel Springer for mobile media content  —  Samsung's creating its own curated news app for Galaxy devices  —  Apple isn't the only one developing an exclusive news service for its mobile customers.
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France 24:
Axel Springer, Samsung to collaborate in producing content exclusively for Samsung mobile devices  —  Axel Springer, Samsung join forces in mobile media content  —  German media giant Axel Springer and Korean electronics group Samsung said Tuesday they are joining forces in a mobile media partnership.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Amnesty International UK:
Amnesty calls for release of three journalists working for VICE in Turkey  —  “It is completely proper that that journalists should cover this important story.  The decision to detain the journalists was wrong, while the allegation of assisting Islamic state is unsubstantiated, outrageous and bizarre.”
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Agence France-Presse:
Two VICE journalists and their Iraqi translator charged with “engaging in terror activity” on behalf of ISIS, remanded in custody by Turkish court  —  Turkish court arrests British journalists on terror charges: AFP  —  Diyarbakir (Turkey) (AFP) - A court in Turkey's southeastern city …
Joe Pompeo / Politico:
As Rezaian verdict looms, Washington Post implores Iran to ‘serve justice’  —  As Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian awaits a verdict in his Iranian espionage trial, the Post on Monday evening called on Iran to “serve justice and reassure the international community” by freeing its long imprisoned Tehran bureau chief.
Discussion: Washington Post and FishbowlDC
Wall Street Journal:
BuzzFeed in talks to lease 250K-square-foot former Ford factory in Los Angeles  —  BuzzFeed Is Laying Groundwork For Major Expansion in Los Angeles  —  BuzzFeed is eyeing a big expansion in Los Angeles.  —  The rising digital media star is in discussions to lease a century-old former Ford auto factory …
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Amazon's Prime Instant Video Expands Offline Viewing to iOS, Android Devices  —  Subscribers to Prime can now download movies and TV episodes onto their iPhones, iPads and Android phones at no additional charge.  —  Amazon is making it easier for Prime subscribers to watch movies and TV shows.
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
In response to competition, Condé Nast breaks with tradition, begins negotiating ad rates  —  On ad pricing, Condé Nast bows to the reality of digital  —  Digital media companies may aspire to be the “Condé Nast of the Web,” a nod to the publishing house's standard-setting reportage …
Discussion: @lmoses, mUmBRELLA and Media Wire Daily
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Letting Epix catalog go fits in with Netflix's strategy of building exclusivity, not quantity  —  Netflix Losing Flicks: Why It's Actually Smart to Shed ‘Hunger Games,’ Other Epix Movies  —  The “flix” part of Netflix is about to get less precise: Thousands of movies through its deal with Epix …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Defy Media Signs with WME to Develop TV and Film Projects, Inks RatPac Deal  —  WME has signed digital-media studio and programmer Defy Media — whose biggest brands include the Smosh comedy duo on YouTube — and Defy has also entered into a partnership with Brett Ratner and James Packer's …
Discussion: Tubefilter and Hollywood Reporter
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Apple's addition of content blocking in OS X and iOS could make ad-supported business models unviable  —  Life After Content Blocking  —  By Jean-Louis Gassée Ad blocking started as an initiative by independent developers who wanted to improve our browsing experience.
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Jeanine Poggi / Ad Age:
TV networks are testing ways to overcome ad-blockers
Discussion: Mashable and AdExchanger
 
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