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6:25 PM ET, October 28, 2015


 Top News: 
Wall Street Journal:
IBM to buy Weather Co's digital and data assets but deal doesn't include traditional TV channel business  —  IBM to Buy Weather Co.'s Digital, Data Assets  —  International Business Machines Corp. agreed to acquire the digital and data assets of Weather Co., owner of the Weather Channel.
Alex Weprin / Politico:
Weather Channel eyes ‘hyper-local streaming service’ after selling digital assets to IBM  —  IBM has purchased the digital and data assets of The Weather Company, parent company of The Weather Channel.  As part of the deal,, Weather Channel's suite of apps, and its weather forecasting technology will go to IBM.
Peter Sterne / Politico:
Gawker president and general counsel Heather Dietrick thinks Gawker likely to lose Hulk Hogan lawsuit, but that award will be much less than $100M sought  —  Gawker president: ‘More likely than not’ we'll lose Hogan case  —  Gawker Media president and general counsel Heather Dietrick thinks that it is …
Agence France-Presse:
Turkish police storm offices of opposition media group  —  Istanbul (AFP) - Turkish riot police firing tear gas and water cannon on Wednesday stormed into the Istanbul headquarters of a media group linked to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's main rival, just days before a weekend election.
Daniel Terdiman / Fast Company:
The NBA's VR “Experiment” Far More Compelling Than The Presidential Debate  —  It turns out, watching an NBA game in virtual reality is a lot more compelling than watching a presidential debate.  —  Last night, I had the odd experience of watching the opening-night game between …
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News:
Cisco buys 1 Mainstream, a startup specializing in cloud-delivered video streaming services and founded by former executives from Roku, Apple, and TiVo  —  Cisco Scoops Up 1 Mainstream  —  Set to Acquire Multiscreen Cloud Video Startup  —  Noting that the lines between traditional pay TV services …
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
Vox Media and The Verge will not attend SXSW unless it takes harassment seriously  —  After the organizers of the SXSW conference canceled an anti-harassment panel due to alleged Gamergate-related “threats of violence,” Vox Media is reevaluating its participation in the SXSW conference.
Noah Kulwin / Re/code:
Sources: SXSW organizers weigh all-day event focusing on combatting online harassment following BuzzFeed and Vox reaction to panel cancellations
Chris Welch / The Verge:
YouTube Red is now available: get rid of ads and watch videos offline for $9.99  —  Starting now, you can pay $9.99 per month and never see another ad on YouTube again.  The company's YouTube Red subscription service, which removes ads and includes other perks like offline playback and background audio …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Lena Dunham teams up with Hearst Magazines to monetize Lenny Letter  —  Before “Girls” creator Lena Dunham became the latest celebrity to launch a newsletter, she hinted that it would eventually be accompanied by some form of advertising.  —  Nearly a month after the debut of Lenny Letter …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
London Live cuts loss to £6m with breakeven target of 2017  —  Evgeny Lebedev's local TV channel forecasts it will double its revenues next year as it ramps up its programming strategy  —  London Live, the local TV channel launched by Evgeny Lebedev's media company …
Discussion: Advanced Television
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Trinity Mirror announces plan to acquire Local World in £220M deal, making it UK's largest regional news group with more than 200 titles  —  Trinity Mirror confirms £220m Local World deal  —  Daily Mirror owner will become UK's biggest regional newspaper publisher as it takes control of more than 100 titles
Jim Romenesko:
Toledo Blade kills print edition for almost all holidays; Newspaper Guild protests the move  —  No printed edition on most holidays  —  In an effort to encourage more traffic to our online products - and the eBlade - we are making an adjustment in our print-publication schedule.
Discussion: @jbenton
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Nuzzel rolls out automated newsletters to reach people who aren't superusers of Twitter  —  Nuzzel's a tool for curating links from your own social media feeds.  Now it wants to let you use that curation to make your own publishing and promotion platform.  —  As CEO Jonathan Abrams told …
Discussion: VentureBeat
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Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Rovi-owned Fan TV stopped selling its set top box last Friday, will switch users to Android TV app and end partnership with Time Warner Cable next month
Discussion: Multichannel News and @zseward
Scott Soshnick / Bloomberg Business:
Fantasy-sports firms, including DraftKings and FanDuel, agree to join self-regulatory board led by former acting US Secretary of Labor Seth Harri
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Labor activist-cum-reporter Mike Elk reaches settlement with Politico over summer departure
Discussion: @sonnybunch and @mikeelk
 Earlier Picks: 
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Casey Newton / The Verge:
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Noah Kulwin / Re/code:
Gawker's New Editor Is Alex Pareene, Formerly of First Look and Salon