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4:00 PM ET, June 27, 2017

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Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Axel Springer and Murdoch's News Corp applaud EU Commission's fine of $2.7B against Google for abusing search engine dominance  —  The European Commission penalized Google for violating antitrust rules.  —  Major media companies have a well-documented love-hate relationship with tech giants like Google and Facebook.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Three CNN staffers resign after retracted Russia-Scaramucci story: reporter Thomas Frank, editor Eric Lichtblau, and CNN Investigates executive editor Lex Haris  —  Thomas Frank, a reporter for “CNN Investigates,” last Thursday appeared to have a compelling exclusive on the story of the year.
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Steven Perlberg / BuzzFeed:
Sources: morale at CNN is low after the resignation of three staffers, with some questioning the harshness of the punishment  —  CNN President Jeff Zucker sought to rally employees on Tuesday morning after three staffers resigned over the network's retracted Russia story.
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
An analysis of 100M headlines published between March and May of 2017 reveals some of the most effective phrases for engagement, topped by “will make you”  —  Jostling for readers for your listicle on Facebook?  Aim for the number “10” in your headline.  —  Trying to promote a story on Twitter?
Discussion: BuzzSumo, ClickZ and Fast Company
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
Facebook video ad viewability rates range from 20% to 30%, far below the industry average, according to nine agency execs who started using third-party auditors  —  Facebook's metrics woes may be far from over.  —  After fessing up to a string of measurement errors over the past six months …
Jennings Brown / Gizmodo:
Zillow sends cease and desist letter to architectural criticism blog McMansion Hell for using its images for parody  —  Real estate aggregator site Zillow has sent a cease and desist letter to the creator of McMansion Hell, the most popular lampooner of suburban ticky-tacky monstrosities.
Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed:
Despite denouncing Milo Yiannopoulos, emails and documents show Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Alexander Marlow worked with him on his new company, MILO, Inc.  —  In late February, the conservative troll and anti-political correctness crusader Milo Yiannopoulos resigned as tech editor …
Richard Allan / Facebook:
Facebook's VP of Public Policy for EMEA Richard Allan explains how the social network tackles hate speech and the difficulties it faces doing so across cultures  —  Who should decide what is hate speech in an online global community?  —  As more and more communication takes place in digital form …
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
The Toronto Star, “surprised by low numbers,” is shutting down Star Touch, its expensive tablet app  —  It will be replaced by a more traditional app that also works on phones.  —  The Toronto Star announced on Monday that, “after much research,” it's shutting down Star Touch …
Discussion: Globe and Mail and CANADALAND
 
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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
21st Century Fox has received regulatory approval for its Sky takeover bid from the Republic of Ireland and is now just awaiting approval from the UK
Discussion: Variety
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Matt Pressberg / The Wrap:
Sofia Vergara's Latino-focused media company Raze launches a mobile-first digital platform
Discussion: Variety
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Ex-US attorney Preet Bharara will join Some Spider Studios, his brother's media company, as EVP, and will write articles for the firm's entertainment site, Cafe
Discussion: Gothamist