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10:50 AM ET, April 29, 2016

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Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge:
Zero Hedge authors reply to Bloomberg article unmasking them by aiming to discredit the source, their ex-employee  —  The Full Story Behind Bloomberg's Attempt To “Unmask” Zero Hedge  —  Over the years, Zero Hedge has proven to be a magnet for media attention.
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Tony Maglio / The Wrap:
Rovi buys TiVo for $1.1B in cash and stock, at $10.70 a share, will rebrand as TiVo  —  Rovi Buys TiVo for $1.1 Billion  —  Entertainment technology company Rovi has purchased original DVR service TiVo for $1.1 billion, or $10.70 per share.  —  “Rovi's acquisition of TiVo …
Lauren Gambino / Guardian:
Journalist Julia Ioffe, who wrote a profile of Melania Trump for GQ, receives antisemitic abuse online  —  Journalist who profiled Melania Trump hit with barrage of antisemitic abuse  —  Julia Ioffe has received disturbing calls and online abuse since profiling Donald Trump's wife for GQ …
Rupert Neate / Guardian:
New York Times CEO Mark Thompson sued in US district court on claim of ageist, racist, and sexist hiring practices  —  New York Times boss sued over alleged ageist, racist and sexist hiring practices  —  Paper denies ‘unjustified’ claims that CEO Mark Thompson introduced culture that favors 'young …
Garett Sloane / Digiday:
Sources: FB, Twitter, Instagram are discouraging publishers from promoting their Snapchat accounts  —  Twitter and Facebook want publishers and brands to stop promoting their Snapchat accounts  —  No more free Snapchat rides for publishers and brands on Twitter and Facebook.
Discussion: @mathewi
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Huffington Post editor spiked April 6 story pitch about sleeping Uber driver due to parnership with Uber on “drowsy driving” campaign, later apologizes  —  Huffington Post killed story pitch critical of Uber  —  Uber yesterday announced that Huffington Post Editor …
Max Willens / International Business Times:
Publishers should move from ad sales based on impressions to time spent but doing so would require shifts in sales infrastructure and introducing new standards  —  What's Really Killing Digital Media: The Tyranny Of The Impression  —  All happy media companies are alike …
Discussion: @jason_pontin
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
Sources: about 40 are being laid off at Glenn Beck's The Blaze, including 20 in New York  —  40 Layoffs As Glenn Beck's ‘Blaze’ Empire Continues Its Decline and Fall  —  Sources estimate that 20 ‘Blaze’ employees will lose their jobs in New York, a dozen in Washington, five in Ohio …
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
‘American Idol’ Producer Core Media Group Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy … Core Media Group, home of 19 Entertainment's “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance,” was expected to file Thursday for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York.  —  Core was part of the joint venture …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
In apparent move to boost visibility, Twitter switches its App Store category from Social Networking to News, where it ranks No. 1  —  Twitter aims to boost its visibility by switching from ‘Social Networking’ to ‘News’ on the App Store  —  Following yet another quarter of sluggish user growth …
Variety:
Comcast buys DreamWorks Animation for $3.8B in cash, $41 a share; total equity value of deal, including debt, is $4.1B  —  NBCUniversal to Acquire DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 Billion … NBCUniversal has set a deal to buy DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 billion in cash.
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