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9:55 PM ET, December 23, 2015


 Top News: 
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Without a clear newsroom leader, Las Vegas Review-Journal staffers worry about their jobs and wonder who's vetting the articles they write about the paper  —  The Las Vegas Review-Journal Is in Upheaval After a Sale to Adelson  —  Shortly after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Michael Hengel …
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.
Matthew Kauffman / Hartford Courant:
Signs of plagiarism found in New Britain Herald article at the center of Las Vegas Review-Journal controversy  —  Controversial Article Has Passages Nearly Identical To Those In Other Publications  —  Michael E. Schroeder, publisher and president of the New Britain Herald and the Bristol Press, in 2009.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
The Beatles are available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal, Amazon's Prime Music, and others from 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 …
Dominic Patten / Deadline:
FanDuel & DraftKings Are “Illegal Gambling” Says Illinois A.G.  —  Another state has today bet against fantasy sports sites FanDuel and DraftKings and moved them into the illegal gambling column.  On Wednesday, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan told state legislators that the sites are breaking the laws of the Prairie State.
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 …
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.
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
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Richard Desmond to extend pricing strategy by halving cost of Express
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Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Facebook Tops 2015 U.S. App Charts, Netflix App Surges Worldwide
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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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Bloomberg Business:
CBS CEO Moonves Said in Line to Be Chairman After Redstone
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Frontline is diving deeper into VR with $580,000 from the Knight Foundation
Discussion: Fortune and New York Times