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5:05 PM ET, October 1, 2015


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Spencer Soper / Bloomberg Business:
Amazon to stop listing Apple TV and Google Chromecast for sale from October 29 citing the need to “interact well” with Prime Video  —  Amazon Will Ban Sale of Apple, Google Video-Streaming Devices  — Inc. is flexing its e-commerce muscles to gain an edge on competitors …
Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
News Corp offers Times and WSJ digital bundle for corporate users  —  Push for City readers follows relaunch of the Wall Street Journal's European and Asian editions last week  —  News Corp is bundling together digital access to the Times and Wall Street Journal for corporate customers …
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Bloomberg Businessweek editor Josh Tyrangiel resigns, to be replaced by Ellen Pollock  —  Ellen Pollock to lead Bloomberg Businessweek  —  On Thursday, Bloomberg Businessweek announced that deputy editor Ellen Pollock will become editor.  Josh Tyrangiel was previously in the role.
Matilda Battersby / The Independent:
Serial podcast is being made into TV show by The Lego Movie directors  —  Sarah Koenig's crazily successful true crime series is heading for the small screen  —  A podcast so popular it achieved unprecedented success is to be made into a television series by the directors of The Lego Movie.
Newspaper Association of America:
Newspaper Association of America Names David Chavern as New President and CEO  —  Arlington, Va. - Newspaper Association of America today announced that its board of directors has selected David Chavern, a seasoned public policy and advocacy leader, as its new president and CEO, effective October 14, 2015.
Hannah Kuchler / Financial Times:
Sources: Snapchat to sell “sponsored lenses” for selfies with price up to $750K for peak days; Hollywood studios likely among first advertisers  —  Snapchat to launch new advertising format  —  Snapchat is preparing to launch a new advertising format that will allow brands …
Discussion: TechCrunch and VentureBeat
Sam Sanders / NPR:
Twitter Has A 136-Page Handbook For Politicians' 140-Character Tweets  —  Twitter seems simple — just type in 140 characters and hit enter, right?  But Twitter can be tough.  Building an audience.  Keeping that audience.  Finding a voice.  Cutting through all the chatter.
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
A growing number of new media companies like Vice Media, BuzzFeed, and Vox Media are avoiding automated ad sales from third-party firms  —  Publishers That Say No to Automated Ad Sales  —  Some websites believe they can make more money on their own and reduce annoyance
Sam Biddle / Gawker:
Reporters Are Rude During Tragedies Because They're Reporting  —  Imagine this: a burst of tweets show a bus explosion on the interstate, sending up a tremendous mushroom cloud, visible from miles away.  How many people are hurt?  Or dead?  What caused the explosion?
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Verizon's Mobile Video Service Go90 Launches To Public  —  Verizon's new mobile video service go90, which is aimed at capturing a younger demographic who spends more time watching video on their phones than with traditional TV, is launching publicly today on both the iTunes App Store and Google Play.
Jonny Hogg / Reuters:
Hurriyet journalist Ahmet Hakan attacked weeks after investigation launched into paper's owner  —  Prominent Turkish journalist attacked in latest sign of pressure on media  —  A prominent Turkish journalist was hospitalised after an attack by unknown assailants outside his home …
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Rebecca Smithers / Guardian:
UK's new Consumer Rights Act includes refund or replacements for faulty digital content, including apps, music, movies, and games
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Reporta, an app from the International Women's Media Foundation, allows reporters to check in to locations and send SOS alerts during a crisis
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