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12:00 AM ET, September 25, 2015

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Glenn Peoples / Billboard:
Deezer IPO filing shows firm spends 75%+ of revenue on rights holders, fails to make money on 40.2% of subscribers  —  Deezer's IPO Filing Shows Both Potential and Problems  —  The financial information in Deezer's filing for a public stock offering provides rare transparency …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab:
ONA receives $800K Knight Foundation grant to expand programs for local journalists  —  ONA will expand its programs for local journalists with Knight funding  —  The Online News Association plans to make a push into local with new funding from Knight Foundation.
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk and Poynter
Bloomberg Business:
Behind the fake traffic schemes using bots for fraudulent ad clicks that will cost advertisers $6.3B this year  —  The Fake Traffic Schemes That Are Rotting the Internet  —  Marketers thought the Web would allow perfectly targeted ads.  Hasn't worked out that way.
Tamara Lush / Associated Press:
AP, other media outlets ask Florida judge to unseal records in Hulk Hogan suit against Gawker  —  Media companies want Hulk Hogan records unsealed  —  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A group of media outlets is asking a Florida judge to make records in the Hulk Hogan sex video case public.
Discussion: Poynter and @benmullin
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix studies viewing data to determine when subscribers commit to TV shows, finds contrary to conventional wisdom, none get hooked on pilot  —  Netflix Data Reveals Exactly When TV Shows Hook Viewers — And It's Not the Pilot  —  Netflix crunched cold, hard viewing data …
Associated Press:
EU calls on Thai government to allow critical voices to be heard  —  BANGKOK (AP) — The European Union urged Thailand's military government on Thursday to respect freedom of speech and assembly as it prepares to draft a new constitution.  The statement followed the temporary detention …
David Uberti / Columbia Journalism Review:
Trump's understanding of political media is better than his competitors, and the outsized attention he gets creates political momentum  —  The media's Trump conundrum  —  Donald Trump was telling the truth.  “It's a simple formula in entertainment and television,” he explained before a crowd of thousands in Dallas last week.
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Netflix adds in-app subscriptions for iPhone and iPad  —  Now you won't even need to get off the sofa to find your laptop before you start binge-watching Netflix.  The company has added in-app purchases to its iOS apps that allow you to subscribe directly from the Netflix app on your iPhone or iPad …
Discussion: Variety
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
FanDuel acquires eSports fantasy platform AlphaDraft, which will continue operating  —  FanDuel Acquires eSports Company AlphaDraft, Also Jumps Into Competitive Video Gaming  —  Aren't business rivalries fun?  —  Just one day after fantasy sports site DraftKings announced …
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
An insiders take on the partial relaunch of Gigaom, six months after the original shut down  —  How Gigaom died and then came back to life again, kind of  —  On a Monday night in March, Gigaom, the site where I'd worked for four years, abruptly shut down.
Discussion: @tomkrazit and @laurahazardowen
 
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Victoria Ward / Telegraph:
UK cinema staff to use night-vision goggles in screenings of James Bond film in piracy crackdown
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