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5:25 AM 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.
Dave Pell / Medium:
Apple Watch is yet another platform on which incumbent publishers got access ahead of indies  —  The Internet is Rigged  —  This isn't the Internet we signed up for...  It was the inherent beauty of the web.  I had access to the same tools and the same publish button as any big time brand.
Discussion: @benwerd and @dangillmor
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Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Not much new detail for news organizations in the final unveiling of the Apple Watch  —  Apple just concluded its final unveiling of the Apple Watch — along with some other interesting business — Monday afternoon.  The Verge has as good a roundup as any of all the announcements, and video will be posted shortly.
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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 CC-BY-NC-ND-3.0.  —  Today, the Wikimedia Foundation is filing suit …
Discussion: VentureBeat and New York Times
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: Variety
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 …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
News Corp CEO Robert Thomson sees opportunity for Realtor.com, also expects revenue growth in book publishing  —  News Corp C.E.O. on exploiting ‘mayhem’ at Trulia, online news ‘kleptocracies’  —  As News Corp. expands its presence in the real estate arena, the company plans to exploit the recent combination of Zillow and Trulia.
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Coming soon to The Huffington Post: documentaries and scripted shows  —  Expect to see more videos when you visit The Huffington Post.  A lot more.  —  The popular news web site, which already has a live streaming channel called HuffPost Live, now says it also wants to make documentaries …
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  —  Christopher Nolan Urges Hollywood to Step Up Efforts to Preserve Film  —  One month after Kodak announced deals with the Hollywood studios to keep film alive …
 
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Media Monkey / Guardian:
English MP Nadine Dorries slams Telegraph's owners, the Barclay Brothers, for sending her legal threats over blog posts, brands them “hypocritical”
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Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Nvidia reports Q1 revenue up 262% YoY to $26.04B, vs. $24.65B est., forecasts Q2 revenue above est., and splits its stock 10-for-1; NVDA jumps 5%+

Nitasha Tiku / Washington Post:
Documents and sources: OpenAI didn't use Scarlett Johansson's voice for ChatGPT's Sky and hired another actress months before Sam Altman contacted Johansson

Mayank Parmar / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft users report a massive outage impacting Bing.com, Copilot for web and mobile, Copilot in Windows, and more; ChatGPT and DuckDuckGo have similar issues

 
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