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7:15 PM ET, September 16, 2015


 Top News: 
Ken Doctor / Politico:
Amazon offers Prime members Washington Post National Digital Edition subscriptions free for six months, then $48 per year  —  Jeff Bezos (finally) pumps up the Post with Prime  —  In a potentially game-changing move, Amazon will begin offering free to dirt-cheap subscriptions to The Washington Post …
James Bradshaw / Globe and Mail:
La Presse to drop weekday print edition beginning January 1, 2016, push readers to La Presse+ tablet edition  —  Quebec's La Presse to scrap weekday print edition to focus on app  —  La Presse will scrap its weekday print edition starting Jan. 1, staking its future on its popular tablet app …
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
News Corp to Acquire Social Video Ad Platform Unruly for up to $176 Million  —  Rupert Murdoch's News Corp will acquire social video advertising platform Unruly for up to $176 million, the company said Wednesday.  —  “Unruly is a feisty and creative company with a start-up sensibility …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Apple's News, which launches today, is the latest in a trend toward distributed content … Today's release of iOS 9 will see the debut of News, the much-anticipated content recommendation app that has been hailed alternatively as a rival to Flipboard and as a potential replacement for every other news app.
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Publishers need to focus on sustainable business models and journalism that works in tandem with that model  —  Popping the Publishing Bubble  —  Over the last few weeks and months there has been increasing alarm that today, September 16, is a critical one for publishers — and by critical …
Nora Doyle-Burr / Concord Monitor:
Public library in New Hampshire votes to continue supporting Tor for anonymous browsing despite concerns from DHS, police and local government  —  West Lebanon library to keep backing Tor  —  From left, Mary Sorens, of West Lebanon, N.H., Carla Gericke, of Manchester, N.H., Jason Sorens …
Discussion: The Verge, Slate, Fortune, Techdirt and NPR
Dawn Chmielewski / Re/code:
Warner Bros. Sells Digital Content Distribution Service to Vubiquity as It Trims Costs  —  Warner Bros. is outsourcing its digital content distribution business as it fights to trim overhead costs.  —  The studio sold its Digital-End-to-End managed content service to Vubiquity …
Papitchaya Boonngok / Associated Press:
Thai journalist Pravit Rojanaphruk forced to resign under pressure from The Nation newspaper after government detainment  —  Newly freed Thai journalist forced to quit newspaper  —  BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai journalist just freed from detention by the military government said Wednesday he has resigned under pressure from his newspaper.
Brian Flood / TVNewser:
ABC News Takes Viewers To Syria With Virtual Reality Storytelling  —  ABC News becomes the first U.S. news division to launch a virtual reality platform taking viewers directly to where news is happening.  —  For ABC News VR's inaugural project, ABC News foreign correspondent Alex Marquardt …
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AT&T Taps Former Sirius XM, Cisco Exec as Video and Internet CTO
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Andy / TorrentFreak:
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