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7:35 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: Variety and hypebot
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
The need to restage scenes for filming virtual reality means the medium may not be appropriate for some journalistic purposes  —  The Tricky Terrain of Virtual Reality  —  The arrival of a small cardboard box with last Sunday's Times represented, in its unobtrusive way, a collision of cultures.
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 …
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
Joe Pompeo / Politico:
Bloomberg Gadfly debuts in bid to shake-up financial commentary space  —  With succinct, newsy commentary about the day's business and financial headlines being churned out by franchises like The Wall Street Journal's Heard on the Street, The Financial Times' Lex and Reuters' Breakingviews …
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
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Companies Target Journalists With Ads on Facebook  —  Messages are targeted to people who work at specific media outlets  —  The next time you see an article about a company or product, consider this: it's possible the author heard about it through a Facebook ad.
Discussion: @jaredbkeller, @myurow and @srabil
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 …
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
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 …
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Media General rejects Nexstar's $4.1B takeover bid, will start negotiations with company  —  Media General to Negotiate with Nexstar as Station Group Takeover Fight Heats Up  —  The Media General station group has formally rejected Nexstar Broadcasting's $4.1 billion acquisition offer …
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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
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Channel 4 chief exec warns that sale of broadcaster will jeopardise its journalism, with new owners focusing on short term profits
 Earlier Picks: 
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
A new initiative called Sahar Speaks offers female Afghan reporters structured media training, mentoring, and publication in Huffington Post
Discussion: @niemanlab
Adrian Carrasquillo / BuzzFeed:
How iHeartRadio And Pandora Are Connecting Campaigns With Latino Voters For 2016
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Q&A with Mic executive editor Madhulika Sikka on expanding tech, science, and health coverage, improving editorial standards, and publishing deeper stories
Discussion: @jacobdhorowitz
Kyle Chayka / New York Magazine:
For some, Instagram captions have become a new blogging tool, because of simple, direct communication with an audience
Discussion: @davewiner
Dayna Evans / Matter:
Former staffer says Gawker Media treats female staffers as if they're invisible, favoring male staffers with story tips and scoops and sometimes pay