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8:10 AM ET, September 22, 2015


 Top News: 
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Sources: Axel Springer within weeks of closing deal for full control of Business Insider, valuing it about $560M  —  Axel Springer Wants to Buy Business Insider for Around $560 Million  —  German publishing giant Axel Springer is closing in on a deal to buy Business Insider …
Netflix-like e-book subscription service Oyster to shut down; part of team moving to Google Play Books, including CEO and co-founders according to sources  —  Oyster, a Netflix for Books, Is Shutting Down.  But Most of Its Team Is Heading to Google.  —  Oyster, a company that provides …
Sophia Yan / CNNMoney:
New York Times not available in Thailand on Tuesday after local printer declines to print it because of sensitive story about country's monarchy  —  Why you can't find today's New York Times in Thailand  —  The international edition of The New York Times wasn't printed Tuesday in Thailand.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Bloomberg editor-in-chief John Micklethwait announces global technology coverage reorganization under Brad Stone  —  Brad Stone, author of ‘The Everything Store,’ to lead Bloomberg's tech coverage  —  Brad Stone, the Bloomberg Businessweek senior writer and author of “The Everything Store …
Discussion: @justin_b_smith and @benmullin
Samuel Gibbs / Guardian:
Google's appeal against global enforcement of right to be forgotten removals rejected by French data protection authority CNIL  —  French data regulator rejects Google's right-to-be-forgotten appeal  —  Search engine's attempt to block French order to apply delistings to its domain …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
NYT makes 50 of its best pieces of journalism free to read  —  The New York Times on Monday lifted its paywall for some of the paper's best journalism published during the last four years, part of a larger celebration marking the Times' recent 1 million digital subscriber milestone.
Discussion: New York Times
Bloomberg Business:
Streaming Music Service Deezer Plans IPO to Challenge Spotify, Apple  —  Proceeds earmarked for expanding sales, entering new markets  —  Music service said to be seeking valuation of $1.1 billion  —  Deezer SA filed for an initial public offering to raise funds as the French music-streaming service seeks …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Financial Times and Fortune
Matt Miller / Esquire:
The Onion launches StarWipe, a parody of celebrity gossip sites, led by senior The A.V. Club editor Sean O'Neal  —  ‘StarWipe’ Is The Onion's Answer to Soulless Celebrity Gossip  —  It's like ClickHole, only with way more Bieber and Kardashian.  —  STARWIPE
Janko Roettgers / Variety: to launch ShowDrive, a cloud DVR to store/stream up to 1K hours of TV, in UK within weeks, cost £1/month for 100 hours, £5/month for 1K hours  —  Aereo's Heir: to Launch New Cloud DVR Called ShowDrive (Exclusive)  —  Aereo may be dead, but that doesn't stop …
Jiayue Huang / USA Today:
Brian Williams returns to air on MSNBC Tuesday for Pope coverage  —  Broadcaster Brian Williams will return to the air Tuesday, easing into a far less prominent but familiar position of anchoring breaking news.  —  The former chief anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News …
Diane Bartz / Reuters:
US Copyright Office says that Pandora's pact with Merlin can be used to calculate US royalties for independent musicians  —  Pandora wins round at U.S. Copyright Office  —  Pandora Media Inc said on Monday it was pleased that the U.S. Copyright Office agreed that the company's pact with Merlin Network …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
The Daily Show hires former Circa EIC Anthony De Rosa  —  When “The Daily Show” begins its push to spread comedic news beyond its once-a-day television show this fall, it'll have help from a real newsman: Anthony De Rosa, the former editor in chief of the mobile news startup Circa.
Discussion: @antderosa, @poynter and Soup
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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Charter and Time Warner Cable shareholders approve merger, which still needs regulatory approval
Discussion: Variety and Reuters
Dan Archer / Ars Technica:
Unclear App Store guidelines are restricting experiments with Virtual Reality and journalism
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
4chan sold to Hiroyuki Nishimura, founder of 2Channel, an early anonymous online message board in Japan
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Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
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Discussion: Media Wire Daily and FishbowlDC