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12:50 PM ET, March 10, 2015

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Om Malik:
Om Malik confirms Gigaom, the pioneering tech news site he founded, is shutting down  —  A statement about Gigaom  —  Gigaom is winding down and its assets are now controlled by the company's lenders.  It is not how you want the story of a company you founded to end.
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Gigaom:
Gigaom, unable to pay creditors in full, ceases all operations, does not currently intend to file for bankruptcy  —  About Gigaom  —  Gigaom recently became unable to pay its creditors in full at this time.  As a result, the company is working with its creditors that have rights to all of the company's assets as their collateral.
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Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Not much new detail for news organizations in the final unveiling of the Apple Watch
Wikimedia blog:
Wikimedia v. NSA: Wikimedia Foundation files suit against NSA to challenge upstream mass surveillance  —  Justice presides with her scale and sword at Frankfurt am Main.  —  Photo by Roland Meinecke, licensed under a Free Art license.  —  Today, the Wikimedia Foundation is filing suit …
Michelle Castillo / Adweek:
Thrillist Media Group Is the Latest Media Company to Launch an In-House Agency  —  Want to get through to the hard-to-reach millennial male?  Thrillist Media Group thinks it knows the formula.  The digital publisher announced the creation of The CoLab, its own in-house agency that will work …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Glenn Thrush named chief political correspondent at Politico  —  Glenn Thrush has been promoted to Politico's chief political correspondent and will take a major role in the outlet's coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign, according to a memo sent to staff Tuesday from editor Susan Glasser.
Discussion: Politico, FishbowlDC and @anniekarni
Todd Cunningham / The Wrap:
China's weekend box office eclipses the US but strategic partnerships and increased opportunities for crew and talent could revitalize US film industry  —  China's Weekend Box Office Eclipses the U.S. - And That's Not a Bad Thing  —  The box office grosses of China's leading movies were bigger …
Discussion: Forbes and Variety
Edward Jay Epstein / Newsweek:
O'Reilly's JFK Reporting Was Impossible.  I Know Because I Was There  —  I was recently bemused to see that Bill O'Reilly, the Fox News host, managed in 2012 to parachute himself back in time to March 29, 1977 so as to make himself a witness to the gunshot that killed George de Mohrenschildt.
Eric Blattberg / Digiday:
With digital video network Flama, Univision tries to replicate BuzzFeed's success  —  Univision has its own BuzzFeed clone  —  Flama, the digital video network from Hispanic media giant Univision, shares some DNA with BuzzFeed.  —  Since launching the Flama site in April 2014 …
Susannah Nesmith / Columbia Journalism Review:
With more police wearing cameras, fight over privacy vs. public records law begins in Florida; who gets access and at what cost  —  With more police wearing cameras, the fight over footage has begun in Florida  —  MIAMI — As more police departments equip their officers with body-worn cameras …
Discussion: @cjr
Vindu Goel / New York Times:
Nielsen brain study shows close correlation between the volume of tweets about a TV show and neurological engagement during viewing  —  Study of TV Viewers Backs Twitter's Claims to Be Barometer of Public Mood  —  Twitter might not be a window into the soul, but it does provide a clear view …
 
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John Plunkett / Guardian:
BBC risks having to cut more services after it misses long-term targets
Discussion: broadcastnow.co.uk
Carolyn Giardina / Hollywood Reporter:
Director Christopher Nolan calls on Hollywood to preserve film as a medium, says that we'll need film prints and projectors forever
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
News Corp CEO Robert Thomson sees opportunity for Realtor.com, also expects revenue growth in book publishing
Telegraph:
Rona Fairhead told to resign as BBC Trust chairman over HSBC controversy
Discussion: Guardian and Daily Mail
Glenn Peoples / Billboard:
Sources: Apple backs down in effort to offer $7.99/month rate for its upcoming subscription music service as labels reject pricing below $9.99/month
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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
HBO CEO approached Apple about HBO Now deal, calls the plan “additive” and not an inducement to cut pay-TV cord
Chad Livengood / Detroit News:
Michigan attorney general withdraws subpoenas for Huffington Post reporter's notes from inmate interviews
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Coming soon to The Huffington Post: documentaries and scripted shows
John Hopewell / Variety:
Netflix Negotiates 2015 Spain Launch
Discussion: Gigaom