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6:40 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 …
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.
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
Google to host event next Wednesday in New York, likely to unveil its open-source project similar to Instant Articles  —  Google Plans to Unveil Its Version of ‘Instant Articles’ Next Week  —  Three weeks ago, we told you about plans Google was hatching to launch a publishing tool to serve up articles on mobile devices.
Discussion: @jbenton
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
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 …
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
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Jamaican-based wireless operator Digicel will soon block ads except on some popular local news sites, saying firms like Google, Facebook should pay to serve ads  —  Mobile Operator Digicel Will Block Advertising Across Its Network  —  Online ad companies will have to pay to have ads displayed
Discussion: @perlberg
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Publisher-backed Next Issue, a Netflix-like service with 160 magazines, is relaunching with app and new name, Texture, for $9.99/month basic, $14.99 premium  —  Netflix-Style Magazine App Next Issue Relaunches As Texture  —  Next Issue, the publisher-backed subscription service offering unlimited access …
Discussion: Globe and Mail, Re/code and App Advice
Michael Crider / Android Police:
Chromecast App Update Will Add Content Discovery, Multiple Device Control, And Comprehensive Video Search  —  In addition to revised hardware for Chromecast and the new Chromcast Audio, Google also announced a new version of the Chromecast app at its San Francisco event.
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.
Discussion: TechCrunch
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
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