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4:25 PM ET, September 18, 2015


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Marco Arment /
Marco Arment pulls ad-blocking app Peace, the top paid app for 36 hours, citing the unfairness of indiscriminate ad blocking  —  Just doesn't feel good  —  I've pulled Peace from the App Store.  I'm sorry to all of my fans and customers who bought this on my name, expecting it to be supported for longer than two days.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
A Day After iOS 9's Launch, Ad Blockers Top The App Store  —  One of the better features in this week's newly released version of Apple's mobile operating system, iOS 9, is the ability for users to block ads on mobile websites, along with other content that can slow down browsing and eat away at mobile data plans.
Leslie T. Chang / The New York Review of Books:
Egypt's media moves from open dissent to support for repressive government policies, reflecting public attitudes  —  Egypt's Media: Endorsing Repression  —  On January 24, 2015, an Egyptian political activist named Shaimaa al-Sabbagh was shot dead during a small protest march near Cairo's Tahrir Square.
Discussion: @kristenmctighe
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Leaked documents show second-gen Chromecast has new backdrop feeds, improved Wi-Fi, “Fast Play”, to be announced September 29  —  Exclusive: This is the 2nd gen. Chromecast w/ backdrop feeds, better WiFi, ‘Fast Play,’ more  —  According to internal documents that 9to5Google has obtained …
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Google set to announce this month that Spotify will gain Chromecast support alongside new device  —  Exclusive: Google and Spotify launching Chromecast support later this month  —  While Chromecast has long supported Google Play Music, Netflix, Pandora, and other subscription services …
Ceylan Yeginsu / New York Times:
Opposition media in Turkey is being silenced through protests, deportations, arrests, and raids  —  Opposition Journalists Under Assault in Turkey  —  ISTANBUL — Hours after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out against a prominent newspaper here, an angry mob of his supporters descended …
TodaysZaman:   Turkish journalist Cüneyt Özdemir investigated for disseminating terrorism propaganda in interview with detained Gezi Park protestor
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Q&A with Private Eye editor Ian Hislop on investing in journalism, print, and the BBC  —  Ian Hislop declined to sign pro-BBC ‘luvvies’ letter' because he would have looked an ‘overpaid wanker’  —  Ian Hislop has just returned from a two-week holiday to find - as is customary at Private Eye …
Discussion: Guardian and Financial Times
Luke Seemann / Chicago magazine:
News Corp's New York Post will start distribution in Chicago on Monday for $2, will be identical to New York City version  —  The New York Post is Coming to Chicago and We're Not Sure What We Did to Deserve This  —  The New York Post plans to start distribution in Chicago on Monday …
Press Gazette:
Guardian tops list of complaints received by IPSO about unregulated newspapers  —  The Independent Press Standards Organisation has received more than 500 online complaints about unregulated national newspapers - most of which were about The Guardian.  —  The Guardian and Observer …
Joe Pompeo / Politico:
Tribune Publishing board says company is ‘deeply committed’ to California papers  —  Tribune Publishing's board of directors doubled down on the company's stewardship of The Los Angeles Times in the face of pressure to “restore” local leadership of the embattled newspaper.
Kevin Eck / TVSpy:
Nexstar to Buy 4 North Dakota Stations  —  Nexstar Broadcasting announced it's buying four North Dakota CBS affiliates for $44 million from Reiten Television.  —  The four stations are KXMC in Minot, KXMB in Bismarck, KXMA in Dickinson and KXMD in Williston, North Dakota.
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