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After the new episode of Homeland airs this Sunday, the Amazon-owned digital audiobook service Audible.com will release a free, 30-minute “soliloquy by congressman-turned-fugitive Nicholas Brody,” the Wall Street Journal reports (paywall). Narrated by Damian Lewis, the actor who plays Brody, this is “Audible’s first stab at creating new content for a TV drama,” and Audible hired a writer to work on it in collaboration with Homeland writers and Fox.

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A New York Times  survey of over 4,000 online video viewers found that 34 percent of millennials (ages 18 to 34) say they watch “mostly online video/no broadcast TV,” compared to 20 percent of Gen X’ers (35- to 49-year-olds) and 10 percent of boomers (50+). Poynter has a bunch of slides from the survey, which Brian Brett, the NYT’s director of customer research, will be presenting at a conference in Las Vegas Thursday. Headline updated when Poynter updated its headline.

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Amazon on Tuesday introducedLogin and Pay” technology that lets users log into other retailers’ sites, pay and checkout via their Amazon accounts. The idea is that shoppers don’t like creating new user accounts, and that when third-party sites let users log in with Amazon accounts they’ll be able to learn more about those customers than they would have otherwise. Merchants already using Login and Pay include in-flight Wi-Fi provider Gogo, Build.com and Autoplicity, among others.

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Facebook announced last week that it’s going to provide U.S. TV networks with weekly data reports on user activity — including “likes,” comments and shares — around their TV shows. And now it looks as if international networks will benefit as well: The Wall Street Journal‘s Digits blog reports that the social networking site will send data to “10 networks in eight countries, including France, the U.K., Germany, Brazil and India.” Facebook plans to announce the initiative Monday. Eighty-three percent of the social network’s users live outside the U.S. and Canada.

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The Netflix iOS app rolled out two key updates Thursday: The app now supports Air Play, so you can stream from your iPhone or iPad to your Apple TV. And the app will stream in HD if you have a fast enough internet connection. If you’re not seeing these features yet despite upgrading your app, Netflix says to be patient: they’ll roll out “to all members who have the latest Netflix app (version 5.0) by mid-October.”

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Book signings don’t have to go extinct in a digital era: Apple has applied for a patent that would allow users to get digital autographs on digital media like ebooks, movies and albums. As Apple Insider explains, the technology connects the author’s device with the fan’s device. Autographs can be authenticated and encrypted, and the technology also allows for virtual signings over the internet.

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Evernote is partnering with 3M on a smartphone app that will let users “photograph, store and organize pictures of their Post-its,” the WSJ’s Digits blog reports. The app is set to be released Thursday. 3M will also sell packs of Post-it notes with Evernote’s logo and an offer for a 30-day Evernote Premium trial. Evernote CEO Phil Libin said the Post-it note’s simplicity makes it “a hero product for us,” and noted that “Paperless as a concept is stupid. The goal is to get rid of stupid uses of paper.”

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The Daily Beast is seeking to quash rumors that it will shut down following Tina Brown’s departure. The company’s interim CEO, Rhona Murphy, said Friday that the site “is not for sale and is not closing.” Parent company IAC has “approved in concept” the site’s operating budget for 2014, and it’s getting a redesign. Also, the Daily Beast “averages more than 15 million unique visitors a month, according to Omniture, and traffic is up 22 percent this year alone.” IAC CEO Barry Diller praised Brown’s tenure at the site, “even throughout the two unfortunate Newsweek years.”

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