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9:00 PM ET, June 14, 2016


 Top News: 
Jim Puzzanghera / Los Angeles Times:
Federal appeals court denies telecom petition challenging FCC's net neutrality rules  —  A federal court on Tuesday upheld tough new regulations for online traffic in a major victory for President Obama and a blow to telecommunications companies, which challenged the net neutrality rules.
Twitter Ventures invests in SoundCloud; sources say investment is $70M in a round valuing SoundCloud at about $700M  —  Twitter wanted to buy the company a couple years ago; now it has invested $70 million instead.  —  Two years ago Twitter thought about buying SoundCloud, but ended up walking away from the music service.
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
Charles J. Harder, hired by Thiel for earlier lawsuits against Gawker, seeks takedown and revealing of sources for Gawker investigation of Trump's hair  —  Is Donald Trump's Hair a $60,000 Weave?  A Gawker Investigation Is Donald Trump's Hair a $60,000 Weave?  A Gawker Investigation Is Donald Trump's Hair a $60,000 Weave?
Seth Fiegerman / Mashable:
Microsoft's $26.2B acquisition of LinkedIn is a sign of what's to come for Twitter and other social media companies  —  When LinkedIn went public in 2011, it was heralded as the first in a new wave of social media companies landing on Wall Street.  —  Facebook, Twitter …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Post Executive Editor Martin Baron says Trump coverage will continue “honorably, accurately, and unflinchingly” regardless of credentials  —  Does Donald Trump believe in the well-established role of the press in American democracy?  It certainly doesn't look that way.
Donald Trump revokes Washington Post press credentials, bars reporters from campaign events, calls the newspaper “phony and dishonest”  —  Donald Trump said Monday that he is “revoking” the Washington Post's press access at his campaign events, calling the newspaper “phony and dishonest.”
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Facebook executive: Your News Feed will likely be “all video” in five years  —  A Facebook executive said Tuesday that she expects the social platform to probably be “all video” in five years.  —  Videos are now viewed 8 billion times daily on Facebook, up from 1 billion views a year ago …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
With a staff of 13, the guns-focused nonprofit Trace covered the Orlando shooting primarily with curation, adding context  —  If reporters at The Trace covered every shooting in the United States, they would never sleep.  —  So far this year, the guns-focused nonprofit has tallied …
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
How the Orlando Sentinel, with a third of the staff it once had, covered the country's deadliest mass shooting
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Rhapsody rebrands itself as Napster, the service it acquired in 2011  —  Rhapsody is part of the old guard of music streaming services, launched way back in 2001 as  It never got the traction of it's rival Spotify, and is now competing against titans like Apple and Google as well.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Turner partners with Wattpad, a fan fiction site with 45M users, to identify talent and trends, will adapt some works for TV and digital platforms  —  Turner's TNT and TBS are teaming with Wattpad, an online community for users to share and read original stories, to give Wattpad's 45 million users …
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
The Newspaper Association of America is shutting down its national ad sales affiliate  —  The Newspaper Association of America is closing its national ad sales firm — Newspaper National Network — at the end of the month.  —  According to an email memo Monday from chief financial officer Robert Walden …
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Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Health and life sciences site Stat plans a paywall as it aims for more national coverage  —  Stat, the health and life sciences news site launched last year by Boston Globe owner John Henry, plans to introduce a paywall by the end of 2016, as part of a goal of emphasizing the national scope of its coverage.
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