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2:57 AM ET, July 9, 2015


 Top News: 
Ben Huh / Medium:
Cheezburger's Ben Huh steps down as CEO, will be replaced with President and COO Scott Moore  —  How to Jump Into the Deep End of Change  —  I'm leaving Cheezburger, Inc., the company I started.  —  Dear Friends and Fans of Cheezburger,  —  After 8 incredible years, I am stepping down from being CEO of Cheezburger today.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Spotify urges iPhone customers to stop paying through the App Store and save $3/month  —  Spotify urges iPhone customers to stop paying through Apple's App Store  —  Spotify is trying to raise awareness around the fact that it's cheaper to subscribe on the web instead of through Apple's App Store.
Wall Street Journal:
Paramount strikes deal with AMC and Cineplex to release two movies for home viewing just two weeks after leaving theaters, forgoing traditional 90-day delay  —  Paramount to Break Hollywood's Home-Video ‘Window’  —  Studio, two cinema chains to introduce a much shorter schedule for post-theater release
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Upworthy focuses on story creation by reviewing metrics to find where stories lose readers, switching roles to writers not curators, and trying new formats  —  How Upworthy is using data to move beyond clickbait and curation  —  The jokes in Upworthy writer Eric March's piece …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Keith Olbermann leaving ESPN again; network says departure is a business decision to move in another direction  —  Keith Olbermann is leaving ESPN... again  —  Keith Olbermann is leaving ESPN for the second time.  —  The outspoken television broadcaster will be leaving the sports network later …
Alexandra Steigrad / WWD:
Editorial director Mikki Halpin leaves Refinery29 as fashion and lifestyle site focuses on news; ex-Al Jazeera journalist Kaelyn Forde now exec editor for news  —  Refinery29's Editorial Director Out as Company Shifts Mission  —  Change is afoot at Refinery29, the fashion and beauty-centric Web site …
Joanna Stern / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Music review: discovery features are great but the app lacks polish and simplicity, difficult to recommend over Spotify  —  Apple Music Review: Behind a Messy Interface Is Music's Next Big Leap  —  Despite glitches and a confusing interface, Apple Music stands to make as big an impact as the iPod
Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
BBC spending to be cut by 20% in real terms over five years  —  Office for Budget Responsibility analysis predicts decline in spending from £3.9bn to £3.5bn by 2020 as BBC covers cost of free TV licences for the over-75s  —  BBC spending will fall 20% in real terms …
Discussion: Variety
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Fox plans movie about same-sex marriage Supreme Court case, secures rights to proposed book by lead plaintiff Jim Obergefell and journalist Debbie Cenziper  —  Fox Is Planning to Make Movie About Same-Sex Marriage Ruling  —  LOS ANGELES — With an eye toward the mainstream success of gay-themed films like …
Sources: Aol/Verizon Eyes Millennial Media For Around $300M In Mobile Ad Push  —  AOL, recently acquired by Verizon for $4.4 billion, appears to be wasting little time in continuing to build out its advertising business.  Sources tell TechCrunch that the company has been in the process of buying mobile ad network Millennial Media.
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Will Oremus / Slate:
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