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9:00 AM ET, November 6, 2015

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Richard Nieva / CNET:
YouTube makes all of its videos viewable on Cardboard VR headset through its Android app, iOS support coming soon  —  YouTube bolts into next phase of virtual reality with 3D video  —  The world's largest video site dives further into VR in a big way.  It's letting you step into new 3D worlds …
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Alibaba acquires Chinese streaming service Youku Tudo, in a deal valuing the company at $4.2B  —  The e-commerce powerhouse already owns a minority stake in the “YouTube of China.”  —  Chinese online video giant Youku Tudou, known as China's YouTube, said Friday it has agreed to be fully acquired …
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Interview with First Look general counsel Lynn Oberlander on the firms Litigation Fund, and how it's looking to do more for free speech cases  —  First Look's Press Litigation Fund wants to support news outlets stuck in expensive free speech cases  —  Last month, Mother Jones won …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
BuzzFeed changes editorial standards to allow sponsorships in entertainment programming  —  BuzzFeed's editorial standards were modified earlier this week to allow for greater collaboration between the newsroom's editorial and advertising staffers, a move the company's editor in chief …
New York Times:
New York Times releases NYT VR, its VR app for Android and iOS, alongside initial VR stories  —  NYT VR: How to Experience a New Form of Storytelling From The Times  —  Today, The New York Times takes a step into virtual reality.  NYT VR is a mobile app that can be used …
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Hearst Corporation Drops ‘Corp.’  —  In a shocking twist that no one saw coming, Hearst Corporation will from now on be known simply as “Hearst.”  —  Why would Hearst take such a drastic, dangerous step?  You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties …
Discussion: Media Wire Daily
Kelsey Sutton / Politico:
Time CEO Joe Ripp disappointed in revenue from Apple News, seeks more digital acquisitions  —  Time Inc. sees digital opportunities, and frustrations  —  In a moment of frustration on an earnings call this morning, Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp said he was less than pleased with returns from Apple News …
Discussion: New York Times and @raju
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Wall Street Journal:
Time Inc. reports Q3 loss of $913M, reflecting the goodwill write-down related to AOL Time Warner merger, beats revenue expectations with $773M, lowers guidance
Discussion: The Wrap
Guardian:
Guardian US launches Mobile Innovation Lab, headed by Sasha Koren as editor, Sarah Schmalbach as senior product manager, announces Nieman Lab partnership  —  Guardian US formally launches Mobile Innovation Lab … Guardian US today announced the formal launch of the John S …
Discussion: @schmalie, @sashak and @sashak
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Newspaper Guild offers to buy Philly Daily News to avoid layoffs; owner Gerry Lenfest quickly rejects offer  —  Newspaper guild offers to buy Philadelphia Daily News to avoid layoffs  —  Lawyers representing the Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia on Thursday expressed interest in buying …
Discussion: Philadelphia Magazine
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Music Industry Waits Anxiously to See if Adele Streams Her New Album  —  For Adele's millions of fans, perhaps the biggest question about her next album is whether its songs will pack the same emotional wallop that helped make her last record a global smash.
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Facebook launches Music Stories post format that lets iOS users listen to 30-second clips of music shared from Spotify, Apple Music, and iTunes within News Feed  —  Facebook adds song clips from Spotify and Apple Music to your News Feed  —  As part of its ongoing effort to surface every bit …
Daniel Terdiman / Fast Company:
The Associated Press and LA-based production company RYOT partnering for virtual reality series  —  Virtual Reality Journalism Is Coming To The Associated Press  —  The Associated Press has become the latest news organization to turn to virtual reality as a journalism tool.
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg Business:
News Corp misses estimates with revenue of $2.01B, down 4% YoY, affected by ad revenue decline  —  Murdoch's News Corp. Profit Trails Estimates on Advertising Drop  —  Company cites weak print advertising, foreign exchange impact  —  Revenue of $2.01 billion falls short of analysts' estimates
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Jane Friedhoff / Source:
How the New York Times created Membrane, a tool that allows readers to send questions to authors from within the story
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
A thank you note, as Business Insider officially closes its sale to Axel Springer
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
Cox to pay $595K to settle FCC probe into its data protections after unreported 2014 breach
Deutsche Welle:
Top German tabloid ‘Bild’ gets first female editor-in-chief
Discussion: Agence France-Presse and Politico
Jacob Pramuk / CNBC:
Disney reports mixed Q4 earnings with revenue of $13.51B, cable network revenue up 12%
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
ComScore Sells Digital Analytix Business To Adobe En Route To Buying Rentrak For $732M
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Associated Press:
Iranian president criticizes recent arrests of journalists
Discussion: Full Feed
BBC:
Forbes family sues Hong Kong investors over stake sale
Alexandra Steigrad / WWD:
Maxim Taps Glenn O'Brien as Editor-at-Large to Replace Kate Lanphear
Discussion: New York Magazine and FishbowlNY