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4:20 PM ET, September 30, 2015


 Top News: 
Sources: Jack Dorsey to be named permanent Twitter CEO as soon as Thursday, continue at Square  —  Sources: Jack Dorsey to Be Named Permanent Twitter CEO  —  Jack is back — for good this time.  —  Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, who has been serving as interim CEO for the past three months …
Jay Rosen / LinkedIn:
Twitter's Adam Sharp and Niketa Patel talk to Jay Rosen about the firm's news curation effort, Project Lightning, editorially independent and launching in fall  —  With Its Curation Product Twitter Becomes an Editorial Beast.  Does This Beast Have a Soul?  —  At a recent event produced …
Sources: Twitter building new product to let users share tweets longer than 140 characters, enabling publication of long-form content on the platform
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Thrillist and e-commerce site JackThreads raise a combined $54M as they split into separate entities  —  Thrillist and JackThreads Raise $54 Million, Split Into Separate Companies  —  For five years, Thrillist CEO Ben Lerer has made the case that his media and e-commerce businesses should be housed under the same corporate roof.
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
With money from Knight, the AP will create standards for data journalism  —  The Associated Press will receive $400,000 from the Knight Foundation, Knight announced Wednesday.  The money will go toward spreading the use of data journalism and creating a set of standards that will be included …
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Independent board to determine which ads are “acceptable” for Adblock Plus whitelist in first half of 2016  —  Adblock Plus to Allow Independent Board to Decide Which Ads Are ‘Acceptable’  —  Parent company Eyeo says it will no longer help decide which ads can pass through its filters
Northeast Times:
Philadelphia City Paper to cease print publication as of October 8, website to be consolidated with Philly Weekly  —  Broad Street Media acquires rights to Philadelphia City Paper  —  Broad Street Me­dia LLC an­nounced today that it has ac­quired the in­tel­lec­tu­ al …
Discussion: @phillydesign
Cam Bunton / 9to5Google:
Google announces Chromecast support coming to Spotify, Showtime, SlingTV, NBA, more  —  Google is bringing new Chromecast hardware to its range, as we exclusively revealed last week.  But it isn't just new hardware.  Chromecast is adding native support for some new streaming services including Showtime …
Discussion: WebProNews, 9to5Mac and Android Police
Michael Crider / Android Police:
Chromecast App Update Will Add Content Discovery, Multiple Device Control, And Comprehensive Video Search
Discussion: Guardian
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Coding school General Assembly raises $70M Series D led by Advance Publications, owner of Condé Nast  —  Tech-Boom Bet: Coding School General Assembly Raises $70 Million  —  In a new video game, a thimble-sized character in pajamas wanders around a disheveled bedroom floor blasting demonic bunnies and elephants with a rifle.
Apple Music, iTunes Movies, and iBooks now available in China, music free for three months then 10 RMB/month, movies start at 5 RMB, iBooks from 0.5 RMB  —  Apple Brings Apple Music, iTunes Movies & iBooks to Customers in China Starting Today  —  Apple® today announced that Apple Music™ …
Rachel Dovey / KQED Arts:
Libraries increasingly offering free-to-patron music streams; Freegal provides 30K labels to 5K libraries globally, Hoopla serves 816 libraries in North America  —  ‘Spotify for Libraries’: Public Libraries Edge Toward Music Streaming Services  —  As more people stream and fewer buy …
Discussion: Library Journal and @kqed
Matthew Kassel / The New York Observer:
Profile of BuzzFeed puzzle editor Caleb Madison, who plans to launch crosswords in mid-October  —  BuzzFeed Is Revolutionizing the Crossword Puzzle  —  Led by puzzle wunderkind Caleb Madison, a new generation of crossword constructors is pushing the boundaries of the word grid
Discussion: BuzzFeed, @chanders and @_cooper
Agence France-Presse:
Charlie Hebdo moves into new high-security office in south Paris nine months after attack  —  Charlie Hebdo moves into new high-security offices  —  Paris (AFP) - Nine months after the Charlie Hebdo attack in which some of France's most celebrated cartoonists were shot dead …
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