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7:00 PM ET, December 23, 2015

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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Review-Journal editor steps down in wake of Adelson family purchase  —  Mike Hengel, the top editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, told his staff Tuesday that he is stepping down, two weeks after the family of casino mogul Sheldon Adelson took control of the newspaper.  —  Several staffers reported the news on Twitter.
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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
The Beatles will be available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal, Amazon's Prime Music, and others on December 24  —  The Beatles Are Coming to Apple Music, Spotify and Everywhere Else on Christmas Eve  —  You can spend Christmas streaming the Beatles.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Disney in talks with Univision to exit joint venture Fusion by the end of the year  —  Disney Is in Talks to Leave Fusion Joint Venture  —  Negotiations with Univision focused on an exit by year-end, people say  —  Walt Disney Co. and Univision are in talks for Disney to exit Fusion …
Wall Street Journal:
T-Mobile's Binge On, enabled by default, also reduces quality of video streams that are not part of the program, YouTube and Internet Association complain  —  YouTube Says T-Mobile Is Throttling Its Video Traffic  —  New T-Mobile program delivers video in lower quality in exchange for users waiving some fees
Noah Kulwin / Re/code:
FTC issues new rules for native advertising on the Internet, which are in line with FTC's broader stance on deceptive advertising  —  FTC Issues New Rules for Native Advertising on the Internet  —  The Federal Trade Commission today unveiled its rules for how native advertising on the Internet has to look …
Jackie Spinner / Columbia Journalism Review:
Gapers Block, a 12-year-old Chicago local news and culture blog, on hiatus from Jan. 1, faced hurdles competing with Facebook, Twitter, and adapting to mobile  —  One of Chicago's original bloggers discusses why he's signing off  —  AP file photo of the Chicago skyline at night.
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
Incisive Media becomes second UK publisher to ban ad blocker users  —  Incisive Media, home to titles including The Inquirer and Risk, could become the second British publisher to ban ad blocker users on some of its websites in the new year.  —  The publisher, which has a mix of subscription-based …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Brings Its Interactive, 360-Degree “Spotlight Stories” To YouTube  —  Google is bringing its Spotlight Stories - immersive, 360-degree animated videos meant to introduce a new form of storytelling - to YouTube, the company announced this morning.  The first story to arrive is a holiday film called …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Pandora announces multi-year licensing deals with ASCAP and BMI, covering 20M musical works  —  Pandora Strikes Two Licensing Deals on Day of Rdio Shut-Down  —  Pandora took another step towards launching a full-blown Spotify competitor Tuesday: The music service announced …
George Slefo / Ad Age:
Video game and entertainment site IGN says 40% of its audience uses ad-blockers  —  For IGN, a Tech-Savvy Audience Means a Big Hit From Ad Blockers  —  IGN's Ad-Block Rate Balloons to 40%  —  $137.8B … In an effort to better understand IGN's audience, VP of Product Innovation Todd …
Discussion: @petersontee
Wall Street Journal:
New York City regulators scrutinize plan by Europe's Altice to acquire Cablevision, concerned about impact on jobs, acquirer's ability to maintain service level  —  Cable Deal Hits New Bumps  —  New York City regulators scrutinize plan by Europe's Altice to acquire Cablevision
Discussion: FierceCable and Deadline
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Richard Desmond to extend pricing strategy by halving cost of Express  —  Saturday edition to cost 40p less from early January after slashing price of Daily Star Saturday led to 20% increase in sales  —  Richard Desmond is to continue his attempts at sparking a tabloid price war with plans …
Discussion: Guardian
 
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Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Facebook Tops 2015 U.S. App Charts, Netflix App Surges Worldwide
Discussion: Greenbot and SocialTimes
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
New Zealand judge orders Kim Dotcom's extradition to the US, lawyers say they will appeal to the High Court
Lori Weisberg / The San Diego Union-Tribune:
The San Diego Union-Tribune's Russ Newton takes a buyout offer, leaves seven months after being named president and COO
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Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Subscription-based tech news site The Information names Martin Peers as managing editor
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Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Frontline is diving deeper into VR with $580,000 from the Knight Foundation
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
ITV shares fall as investors cool on bid after Comcast denies holding talks
Discussion: BGR and FierceCable
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
How Crain personalizes its city-based email newsletters using software and human editors