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8/15/2018

A pair of new protocols -- SLAAC and DHCPv6 -- could make the original Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol obsolete as internet service providers switch from IPv4 to IPv6 addresses. The newer technologies include an auto-configuration feature for assigning addresses that purportedly improves on DHCP's automation.

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Network World
8/15/2018

Tribune Media executives who worked for over 15 months toward a failed merger with Sinclair Broadcast Group will receive bonuses, per a company filing. Executives will receive a bonus based on a percentage of their targeted annual bonuses.

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Reuters
8/15/2018

The Federal Communications Commission's Enforcement Bureau has stated that while it doesn't take issue
with canceling the Sinclair-Tribune hearing, the decision lies with its administrative law judge. Activist groups could still use allegations regarding Sinclair's actions, as well as size and power, when Sinclair renews its licenses.

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Broadcasting & Cable
8/15/2018

Country, Classic Hits, Classic Rock and Urban Contemporary are proving to be the top radio formats this summer, per Nielsen data measuring its "Format of the Summer." Based on the results from July and earlier this year, Classic Hits is leading the pack for top format of the summer after losing the lead for the last two years.

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8/15/2018

Omarosa Manigault-Newman's book release and alleged secret recordings of President Donald Trump should come as no surprise to the president, as Manigault-Newman and her antiheroine persona are largely his creation, write Ashley Parker and Philip Rucker. Meanwhile, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended Trump calling Manigault-Newman a "dog," saying, "The president is an equal opportunity person that calls things like he sees it and always fights fire with fire."

8/15/2018

TNT's strong showing in recent Emmy nominations for serialized shows such as "The Alienist" is proof the new direction in programming is paying off, writes Michael Malone. This successful shift is led by TNT and TBS' Kevin Reilly "calling the shots," writes Malone.

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8/14/2018

Comcast's Internet Essentials low-cost broadband service is now available to military veterans and their families. The $10-per-month broadband service has reached 6 million Americans since it launched seven years ago and is expected to add an additional 1 million with the inclusion of military veterans.

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8/14/2018

Despite retiring from the boards of Charter Communications and Lions Gate last month, cable mogul John Malone says he isn't leaving the industry. The media mogul -- who is still on the boards of eight public companies and is the largest Charter shareholder -- says last month's moves were meant to reduce travel so he can spend more time with his wife.

8/14/2018

YouTube reports that it's taken action to curb automated views on the platform, saying less than 1% of views are fake, but that still means that tens of millions of views each day may not be real. "View count manipulation will be a problem as long as views and the popularity they signal are the currency of YouTube," says former YouTube employee Blake Livingston.

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8/14/2018

Late-night hosts on Monday had a field day using the release of Omarosa Manigault-Newman's new book and alleged secret recordings of President Donald Trump as the punchlines for their jokes. Earlier in the day, Newman appeared to be irritated before cutting her interview short on NBC's "Today."

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