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10:15 AM ET, September 10, 2021


 Top News: 
Ethan Jakob Craft / Ad Age:
TV trade body VAB is forming a task force to create a unified approach and standards and an interoperable ecosystem for TV measurement  —  VAB announces new group dedicated to forwarding video measurement  —  The TV trade body the VAB is assembling players in the industry to form …
Luke Winkie / On Posting:
Decaying publications like Spin, Newsweek, and Deadspin are denied dignified deaths by investors, who sometimes even try to harvest NFTs from the remains  —  It should be impossible to read Spin in 2021.  The URL should either redirect to an elegiac 404, or a tasteful archive of the magazine's glory years.
Amanda Silberling / TechCrunch:
Apple says Apple Music will use Shazam's technology to identify and compensate DJs, labels, and artists involved in making DJ mixes  —  Apple Music announced today that it's created a process to properly identify and compensate all of the individual creators involved in making a DJ mix.
Jessica Toonkel / The Information:
Sources: Apple intends to double its output of TV shows and movies next year to at least one a week and plans to spend $500M+ on marketing Apple TV+ this year  —  When Apple launched its Apple TV+ service nearly two years ago, executives throughout Hollywood and Silicon Valley snickered about the streaming video service.
Wall Street Journal:
Source: JPMorgan Chase is acquiring The Infatuation, a restaurant discovery service that bought Zagat from Google in 2018  —  Deal is the bank's latest effort to cater to big spenders who like to travel and dine out  —  America's biggest bank is buying the company behind the Zagat brand.
A.J. Katz / TVNewser:
CNBC signs a new deal with Jim Cramer, which includes daily written and video content and a new subscription product, CNBC Investor Club with Jim Cramer  —  CNBC announced Jim Cramer has signed a new multi-platform deal with the network.  In addition to his on-air duties for Mad Money …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Amazon launches the Fire TV Omni Series, its first smart TVs, starting at $410 and shipping in October  —  Amazon is officially in the TV set business.  —  After years of selling Fire TV devices that plug into third-party HDTVs and teaming with TV makers for Fire TV-based products …
Alexandra Steigrad / New York Post:
Marie Claire, which Hearst sold to Future Media in May, ends its US print edition, offering print subscribers Hearst's Harper's Bazaar as a replacement  —  Women's magazine Marie Claire is ending its US print edition after 27 years, The Post has learned.  —  The magazine, which was sold …
Discussion: @kerrymflynn
Christine Hall / TechCrunch:
New Delhi-based Amagi, which provides targeted advertising software for broadcast and connected TVs, raises $100M, bringing its total raised to $150M  —  Media technology company Amagi announced Friday $100 million to further develop its cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and connected televisions.
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
Apollo Management names Tinder CEO Jim Lanzone as CEO of Yahoo, formerly Verizon Media; Lanzone launched CBS All Access at CBS  —  Mr. Lanzone will join Yahoo as CEO later this month  —  Apollo Global Management Inc. is naming Tinder Chief Executive Jim Lanzone the new CEO of Yahoo …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
ESPN has hired Marcel “Celly” Chappell and acquired the social media accounts tied to his company, BallerVisions, which is known for high-school sports content  —  ESPN viewers regularly tune in to hear about the exploits of national teams like Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Lakers and St. Louis Cardinals.
Discussion: @editoredge
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Dominic Patten / Deadline:
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