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4:30 PM ET, September 25, 2015

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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Sources: YouTube finalizing plans to bundle Music Key and ad-free videos for $10/month, could launch at end of October  —  YouTube Is Prepping Its Subscription Launch: Two Services, One Price  —  YouTube, which spent the first 10 years of its life as a free service, is getting ready to start selling tickets.
Discussion: @pkafka and @xpangler
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Study of millennials' news reading habits shows majority don't pay for news and many use a subscription service paid for by someone else  —  Guess what: Millennials aren't all the same when it comes to news consumption  —  Millennials tend to get lumped into a big group when it comes …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Amazon's Twitch to add video uploads, playlists in 2016 to more directly compete with YouTube  —  Amazon's Twitch to add video uploads in new battle with YouTube  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Twitch just strayed into direct competition with YouTube.  —  Emmett Shear, chief executive of Amazon's Twitch division …
Discussion: The Verge and Engadget
Steven Musil / CNET:
CNN partners with NextVR to offer VR livestream of Oct. 13 Democratic presidential debate  —  Democratic presidential debate to be live-streamed in virtual reality  —  CNN promises a “front row seat” to next month's debate through 3D immersive virtual reality.
Glenn Peoples / Billboard:
Deezer IPO filing shows firm spends 75%+ of revenue on rights holders, fails to make money on 40.2% of subscribers  —  Deezer's IPO Filing Shows Both Potential and Problems  —  The financial information in Deezer's filing for a public stock offering provides rare transparency …
BuzzFeed:
Leaked documents reveal Ecuador's president used almost $4.7M from intelligence budget to remove derogatory content from Youtube, Facebook, Vimeo, Dailymotion  —  Ecuador's President Used Millions Of Dollars Of Public Funds To Censor Critical Online Videos  —  Exclusive: BuzzFeed News …
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Q&A with SF Chronicle editor-in-chief Audrey Cooper on experimentation, crowdfunding, incubators, and offline events to attract new readers  —  The San Francisco Chronicle looks to crowdfunding, incubators, and offline events to attract new readers  —  The Hearst-owned San Francisco Chronicle sits in a hub of tech and innovation.
Associated Press:
EU urges Thai military government to respect freedom of speech and democracy as it drafts new constitution  —  EU calls on Thai government to allow critical voices to be heard  —  BANGKOK (AP) — The European Union urged Thailand's military government on Thursday to respect freedom of speech …
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Netflix announces in-app subscriptions for iPhone and iPad, offers same monthly rate as on the web  —  Netflix adds in-app subscriptions for iPhone and iPad  —  Now you won't even need to get off the sofa to find your laptop before you start binge-watching Netflix.
Tamara Lush / Associated Press:
AP, other media outlets ask Florida judge to unseal records in Hulk Hogan suit against Gawker  —  Media companies want Hulk Hogan records unsealed  —  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A group of media outlets is asking a Florida judge to make records in the Hulk Hogan sex video case public.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix studies viewing data to determine when subscribers commit to TV shows, finds contrary to conventional wisdom, none get hooked on pilot  —  Netflix Data Reveals Exactly When TV Shows Hook Viewers — And It's Not the Pilot  —  Netflix crunched cold, hard viewing data …
 
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