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10:45 AM ET, November 17, 2015


 Top News: 
Rdio to shut down its service, file for bankruptcy, with Pandora acquiring key assets for $75M in cash  —  Pandora to Acquire Key Assets from Rdio  —  Adding technology, IP and talent to accelerate development of new capabilities; Pandora hosting investor call to outline growth strategy at 1:30 p.m. PT today
Tim Peterson / Ad Age:
Pandora plans subscription-based on-demand service because ad revenue not enough to offset content costs
Discussion: The Next Web and Variety
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Tipsy browser extension helps users donate to favorite news sites by recording the time spent and splitting the money accordingly  —  Tipsy, a simple Chrome extension, bets on readers who want to pay a little for the content they consume  —  If you could set up recurring donations …
Discussion: @heyveronica
Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
Bauer Media suspends publication of men's magazines FHM and ZOO, says men's media habits have moved towards mobile and social  —  FHM and Zoo magazines to suspend publication  —  Bauer Media to halt print and digital editions at end of year, saying 'men's media habits have moved towards mobile and social'
Ashley Fantz / CNN:
In wake of Paris attack, Charlie Hebdo unveils defiant front cover: Screw the terrorists  —  New Charlie Hebdo defiant cover: ‘Screw’ the terrorists  —  (CNN)The magazine cover is defiant, in-your-face and a notice to terrorists everywhere.  —  “They got the weapons — Screw them …
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
Liberty Global to buy Caribbean pay-TV provider and ISP Cable & Wireless for $5.3B, valuing the company at $8B including debt  —  Liberty Global to Buy Cable & Wireless Communications for $5.3 Billion  —  Move strengthens foothold in an emerging market ripe for consolidation
Patrick Kulp / Mashable:
Edward Snowden says it's your ‘duty’ to install ad blockers  —  Edward Snowden's embrace of the free flow of information apparently doesn't apply to online ads.  —  In an interview with The Intercept, the government surveillance whistleblower gave some advice on how average citizens can shield their privacy online.
Discussion: Poynter
Bloomberg Business:
Sources: Miramax in talks to sell business to Qatar-based broadcaster BeIN Media Group, spun out of Al Jazeera in 2014, as soon as this year  —  Miramax Owners in Talks to Sell Company  —  Qatar-based broadcaster seeks library of Oscar winners  —  ‘Shakespeare in Love,’ ‘Good Will Hunting’ in play with talks
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter and Fortune
Julia Breen / The Northern Echo:
UK newspaper says local police force accessed reporters' phone records through anti-terror laws, while trying to identify a whistleblower  —  Northern Echo journalists' phone records ‘accessed’ by Cleveland Police  —  CLEVELAND Police is facing an official complaint over claims …
Discussion: BBC and Press Gazette
Omar Oakes / Media Week:
Regional UK newspaper publisher Johnston Press launches native ad team  —  Johnston Press launches native ads team  —  Johnston Press, the local newspaper publisher, has launched a native advertising proposition after a three-month trial.  Voice Local will create branded content for advertisers …
Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
DraftKings Seeks to Delay Some TV Commercials and Ad Payments  —  Daily fantasy-sports site faces mounting legal challenges  —  As its legal troubles mount, daily fantasy-sports operator DraftKings Inc. has been asking some TV networks to delay the commitments it made for advertising to air …
Vikas SN / The Economic Times:
Facebook launches Instant Articles on Android in India with five publishers: Aaj Tak, Hindustan Times, The Indian Express, India Today, and The Quint  —  Facebook brings Instant Articles to India with five publishers  —  At launch, the social networking giant has tied-up with five publishers …
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Daniel Roberts / Fortune:
64% of 13-24 year olds go to YouTube for sports-related video content, 53% go to Facebook, and just 42% rely on ESPN
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Associated Press' Sue Brooks joins Reuters as global head of product
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Channel 4 chief exec warns that sale of broadcaster will jeopardise its journalism, with new owners focusing on short term profits
Joe Pompeo / Politico:
Bloomberg Gadfly debuts in bid to shake-up financial commentary space