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Facebook offers subscription option to Instant Articles - and other top stories, 25 August 2017

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Facebook offers subscription to publishers, without taking a cut | Mediapost

Platforms and publishers: a definitive timeline | CJR

Who owns the internet? | The New Yorker

Medium rolls out payment model for writers - based on engagement | Poynter

Smartphone reading on the rise in Canada | Right Relevance

Can Facebook, Google, Apple make inroads in the crowded TV market? | The New York Times

Germany draws up rules of the road for driverless cars | Reuters


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