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6:55 AM ET, May 17, 2018

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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Senate narrowly votes to block Ajit Pai's repeal of net neutrality rules; the resolution next heads to the House, where it faces long odds  —  Senate defies “armies of lobbyists,” but House may help FCC kill net neutrality.  —  The US Senate today voted to reverse the Federal Communications …
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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Judge blocks Redstone's National Amusements from changing voting structure of CBS until a further court ruling can be made  —  Chancellor Andre Bouchard is temporarily granting CBS' request for a restraining order to protect jurisdiction and make sure nothing new happens.
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
Pro-Trump media continues to spread across platforms, including broadcast radio and TV, cable, and new digital sites  —  Pro-Trump media is spreading across the U.S., disseminating Trumpian rhetoric about fake news and mainstream media bias through every medium.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
YouTube will use Content ID data to display full music credits and link to the official videos of artists and songs  —  YouTube is to begin surfacing more song and artist information for videos that are hosted on the YouTube platform.  —  The Google-owned video-streaming giant has long offered …
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Former YouTube exec raises $50M for Next 10 Ventures to help creators with large followings on YouTube, Instagram, and Twitch make money  —  - Ben Grubbs has spent more than five years at video site  — The idea is to help YouTube stars make money off their fame
Alexandra Stevenson / New York Times:
The Los Angeles Times suspends Jonathan Kaiman, its Beijing bureau chief, after accusations of sexual misconduct from two women, a journalist and a law student  —  The Los Angeles Times said Tuesday that it was suspending Jonathan Kaiman, its Beijing bureau chief, amid accusations of sexual misconduct.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Turner execs says CNN will trim commercial spots from anchor Jake Tapper's shows, as it tests cutting back ads on overall programming for several seasons  —  CNN aficionados will this year get to see a lot more of Jake Tapper, and fewer of the commercials that normally interrupt him.
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Peter Kafka has been named executive editor of Recode, with Kara Swisher taking up the role of editor-at-large  —  Recode editor in chief Dan Frommer sent out the following announcement:
 
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Etan Vlessing / Hollywood Reporter:
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said pending Time Warner deal is about improving targeted advertising for premium video products
Joseph Otterson / Variety:
Time Inc.'s TV production arm, Time Inc. Productions, has rebranded as Four M Studios and is partnering with Freeform to develop scripted movies
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The New York Times Company:
The New York Times has created a political investigations unit and has appointed Pulitzer-prize winning editor Paul Fishleder to lead it
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Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
National Geographic and The Wall Street Journal are launching Far & Away, a print magazine for business travelers; first issue will be bundled with May 19 WSJ
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Mike Wuerthele / AppleInsider:
Apple Music now has over 50M users including paid members and trials, Tim Cook says in wide-ranging interview
Nick Statt / The Verge:
The new AI-powered Google News app is now available on iOS replacing the Google Play Newsstand app
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