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12:05 AM ET, March 5, 2013

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Joel Johnson / Gizmodo:
Hold On Tight, Gizmodo Is a TV Show Now  —  If we made a Top Gear for gadgets, would you watch it?  In two weeks, you'll have your chance.  —  Nearly ten years ago, when I first ran Gizmodo, gadgets were as niche of a topic for news and debate as could be.
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Lisa Campbell / The Bookseller:
BBC says no deal done yet for Lonely Planet  —  The BBC has denied “a deal has been done” to sell a majority stake in Lonely Planet, after a report said it was on the cusp of being sold to an American landowner.  It said it was continuing to explore “strategic options” for the travel publisher.
Discussion: Skift
Pew Research Center:
Twitter Reaction to Events Often at Odds with Overall Public Opinion  —  The reaction on Twitter to major political events and policy decisions often differs a great deal from public opinion as measured by surveys.  This is the conclusion of a year-long Pew Research Center study that compared …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
The battle for Roger Ailes's legacy  —  Roger Ailes is used to being in control.  For almost a half-century — from his days as Richard Nixon's media strategist to his creation and expansion of the Fox News empire — he has exerted incalculable influence over the public image of politicians, presidents, even the Republican party.
Tanzina Vega / New York Times:
Guardian Aims to Turn American Readers' Heads  —  NEWSHOUNDS have no shortage of resources, particularly on the Web.  And whether you define news as the latest updates on the Kardashians or the conflict in Syria, enough digital sources abound to satisfy every taste and to feed the incessant demands of social media.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
YouTube's Show-Me-the-Money Problem  —  The big picture for YouTube looks good.  The world's biggest video site keeps getting bigger, generating more video views and more ad dollars.  —  Things are fuzzier for some of YouTube's biggest programming partners.  Their views are also increasing.
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Washington Post to Try Sponsored Posts  —  There was a time when putting ads on the front page of newspapers was considered risque.  Those are over.  The Washington Post became the latest publisher to quit worrying and learn to love sponsored content.  —  WaPo tomorrow plans to launch …
Reuters:
Special Report: Did Diane Sawyer smear “pink slime”?  —  (Reuters) - A year ago, Beef Products Inc. had four state-of-the art plants, more than 1,300 employees and was expanding aggressively.  The meat company was the leading maker of “lean finely textured beef,” a low-fat product made from chunks of beef …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Monday Q&A: Raju Narisetti on designing for mobile, the paywall fallacy, and reinventing ads  —  Last February, Raju Narisetti had just returned to The Wall Street Journal after spending three years working on the integration of print and digital at The Washington Post.
Christopher S. Stewart / Wall Street Journal:
As Pirates Run Rampant, TV Studios Dial Up Pursuit  —  By the glow of six flat screens inside a windowless room in a California office tower, three content cops from NBCUniversal watch as pirated versions of the cable-TV drama “Suits” begin popping up on the Internet within minutes of the show's closing credits.
Discussion: ZDNet, paidContent and The Verge
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman Slams Cablevision's Lawsuit as ‘Frivolous’  —  The exec says Cablevision would be better off saving tens of millions of dollars on lawyers and instead spending it on making cable customers happy.  —  Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman addressed the recent antitrust lawsuit filed …
Discussion: Deadline.com
 
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Meta says it is testing its Meta AI chatbot with WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger users in India and parts of Africa

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Sources detail how Senate Commerce Committee chair Maria Cantwell, who recently proposed a privacy bill, has undermined privacy negotiations for years

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