Apple Music’s free trial expires Wednesday

http://www.cnbc.com/2015/09/30/apple-musics-free-trial-expires-wednesday.html

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News Corp. closes sale of Amplify education businesses – News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWS) | Seeking Alpha#email_link#email_link

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News Corp. closes sale of Amplify education businesses

News Corp. (NWS +3.1%, NWSA +2.9%) says it’s closed on a planned sale of its Amplify digital education businesses, to a management team backed by private investors. Financial terms were undisclosed,

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News Corp. fires 40% of digital-education employees – News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWS) | Seeking Alpha#email_link#email_link

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News Corp. fires 40% of digital-education employees

News Corp. (NWS +3.1%, NWSA +2.9%) has fired about 40% of staff at its Amplify digital education unit, suggesting the wind-down is progressing. The company had said in August it’s in the "final p

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‘The Ring’ Sequel Release Date Pushed Back | Variety

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‘The Ring’ Sequel Pushed Back to 2016 (EXCLUSIVE)

"The Ring" sequel "Rings" is getting a new release date. Paramount Pictures is pushing back the third film in the horror series from its Nov. 13 debut. It will now launch in 2016, most likely in th…

http://variety.com/2015/film/news/the-ring-sequel-release-date-rings-1201605063/

Google, Microsoft end phone/Xbox patent battle, agree to cooperate – Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) | Seeking Alpha#email_link

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Google, Microsoft end phone/Xbox patent battle, agree to cooperate

Google (GOOG, GOOGL) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) have ended a long-running patent spat involving about 20 suits in the U.S. and Germany. Financial terms are confidential.Microsoft, which collects roya

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ESPN Reportedly Plans to Pare ‘SportsCenter,’ Increase Digital Focus – NBC News

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ESPN Reportedly Plans to Pare ‘SportsCenter,’ Increase Digital Focus

TV sports leader ESPN reportedly is planning cuts to its signature "SportsCenter" show in light of fans’ growing appetite for digital news.

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/espn-reportedly-plans-pare-sportscenter-increase-digital-focus-n433896

NHL affirms it will get hefty fees from potential expansion teams – LA Times

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NHL affirms it will get hefty fees from potential expansion teams

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Tuesday reaffirmed that the fee for a potential expansion franchise will be  half a billion dollars but said the process of evaluating applications from Quebec City and Las Vegas has no deadline for a resolution.

http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-sn-nhl-gary-bettman-expansion-quebec-city-las-vegas20150929-story.html

MTV President Stephen Friedman Exits – Hollywood Reporter

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MTV President Stephen Friedman Exits

Longtime MTV executive Stephen Friedman is exiting the Viacom-owned network.

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Jack Dorsey New Twitter CEO, Announcement As Early As Tomorrow | Variety

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Twitter to Make Jack Dorsey Permanent CEO As Early As Thursday (Report)

The inevitable is finally happening: Twitter is going to announce that Jack Dorsey will once again become permanent CEO of the company, according to a Recode report. The announcement could come as …

http://variety.com/2015/digital/news/twitter-to-make-jack-dorsey-permanent-ceo-as-early-as-thursday-report-1201606365/

YouTube had a new top channel in August: WWE wrestling | Technology | The Guardian

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YouTube had a new top channel in August:WWE wrestling

Body slamming US stars beat nursery-rhymes channel Little Baby Bum with 456.4m views of their videos, boosted by Summerslam 2015

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How Much Do You Bring to the Table, Content Human? – The Awl

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How Much Do You Bring to the Table, Content Human?

The German publisher Axel Springer DE is purchasing 88 percent of Henry Blodget’s extremely popular travel blog, Business Insider, for 343 million dollars in cash; its stake is valued at 390 million dollars. (The total value of the company is …

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Swiss TV Station Replaces Cameras with iPhones and Selfie Sticks

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Swiss TV Station Replaces Cameras with iPhones and Selfie Sticks

iPhones may not be very good at photographing lunar eclipses, but apparently they’re just fine for television news broadcasts. A local TV news station in S

http://petapixel.com/2015/09/29/swiss-tv-station-replaces-cameras-with-iphones-and-selfie-sticks/

‘Grandfathered,’ ‘Grinder’ Premiere Ratings OK; ‘Limitless’ Solid | Variety

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Ratings: Fox Comedies Open OK; ‘Muppets’ Tumbles, ‘Limitless’ Holds Strong

On a busy second Tuesday of the television season that saw NBC dominate behind "The Voice," Fox comedies "Grandfathered" and "Grinder" opened to decent numbers while ABC’s new laffer "The Muppets" …

http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/grandfathered-grinder-muppets-limitless-ratings-1201606130/

High Anxiety on Hollywood Mega-Movies: How ‘Gambit’ Lost Its Director – Hollywood Reporter

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High Anxiety on Hollywood Mega-Movies: How ‘Gambit’ Lost Its Director

After this summer’s debacle over Fantastic Four, it’s easy to understand why 20th Century Fox executives got nervous when director Rupert Wyatt began to seem skittish about taking on its next Marvel character movie, Gambit.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/high-anxiety-hollywood-mega-movies-828200

More Than 130 Stations May Go Dark In DirecTV, Dish, U-verse Fights | Variety

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More Than 130 Stations May Go Dark In Contract Fights with DirecTV, Dish and U-verse

In a flare-up of retransmission consent wrangling, more than 130 local TV stations could go dark in the next 48 hours on DirecTV, Dish Network and U-verse as contract talks go down to the wire. Dis…

http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/directv-dish-network-u-verse-tv-stations-contract-fight-1201606112/

Appeals Court: NCAA Rules “More Restrictive Than Necessary,” But Paying Athletes Problematic – Hollywood Reporter

Appeals Court: NCAA Rules "More Restrictive Than Necessary," But Paying Athletes Problematic

9th Circuit notes the procompetitive purposes of compensation limits to amateurs.

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