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Google plans to lower search rankings of publishers' mobile pages that use intrusive interstitial ads starting January 10
Sources: FBI investigating cyber “intrusions” of NYT, other news orgs; the hackers are suspected to be affiliated with Russian intelligence agencies
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Sources: Spotify tries to get long-term deals with labels wanting higher cuts and other rights while operating on short-term extensions of old contracts
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