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3:40 PM ET, March 16, 2015

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Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
Watchup app woos millennials with custom-curated news streaming  —  TV news has a problem with younger viewers: It doesn't have enough of them.  —  It's why some outlets have signed on with tech entrepreneur Adriano Farano, who is betting he can bring video journalism to young viewers …
Discussion: @watchup, @tvnewslab and @kevglobal
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Tribune to Stream Local TV News Reports to Watchup Internet Apps  —  Tribune Broadcasting will deliver online video reports from 30 of its TV stations to users of Watchup, a startup whose service delivers personalized newscasts to Internet-video devices.  —  Tribune Media last fall led a $2.75 million round of funding in Watchup.
Discussion: The Wrap, LostRemote and TVSpy
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Millennials say keeping up with the news is important to them — but good luck getting them to pay for it  —  Most millennials don't seek out news on social media, but the vast majority of them get news from social networks once they see it there, according to a report released today …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
ESPN's Bill Simmons Talks Podcasts, Grantland and His Next Contract  —  Bill Simmons, ESPN's popular and controversial multimedia star, is in Austin this weekend at the annual South by Southwest interactive festival, taping a series of podcasts — a longtime focus for him — for his Grantland site.
Michael Wolf / Medium:
Gigaom's former VP of Research on how venture capital and the growth expectations that come with it contributed to Gigaom's demise  —  Gigaom: The Life and Death of a Venture Funded Media Startup  —  As most know, we lost Gigaom last week.  It was a sudden passing of a widely beloved tech media company …
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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Gigaom struggled with significant debt for years, recently spent $400K/month on rent and interest; unprofitable research arm became a drag on the company
Forbes:
Forbes Media Acquires Private Photo Sharing App Camerama  —  New York, NY (March 16, 2015) - Forbes Media today announced the acquisition of the private photo sharing app Camerama.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.  Effective immediately, the founder of Camerama Salah Akram Zalatimo …
Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
David Cameron interview will help BuzzFeed win advertisers' vote  —  Like Vice's Barack Obama coup, site's grilling of the prime minister is aimed at not just boosting traffic, but gaining commercial credibility  —  David Cameron is to be interviewed live on Monday afternoon …
David Kushner / Rolling Stone:
Chris Poole hopes to sell 4chan, says Fappening and Gamergate stress triggered his departure  —  4chan's Overlord Christopher Poole Reveals Why He Walked Away  —  His website made him an unlikely teenage celebrity — then it spun out of control  —  At 11 a.m. on January 21st …
Discussion: @mlaaff, @hakantee and @ballardian
Henry Mance / Financial Times:
BuzzFeed replaces Will Hayward as head of European operations, hiring ex-Googler Kate Burns  —  BuzzFeed changes European head  —  BuzzFeed's breakneck growth appears to have hit a bump, after the viral news site abruptly replaced the head of its European operations.
Abhimanyu Ghoshal / The Next Web:
YouTube's reportedly planning a subscription service for on-demand video  —  YouTube may soon offer viewers a subscription-based video-on-demand (SVOD) service.  A content creation studio's comment to Variety reveals that the video platform is “exploring the prospect of launching its own subscription VOD service.”
Discussion: The Verge, Telegraph and PCMag UK
Alex Hern / Guardian:
The dual personality of Reddit: a problem for CEO Ellen Pao should she try to cleanse the site  —  Reddit: can anyone clean up the mess behind ‘the front page of the internet’?  —  The social news site is almost as famous for its never-ending supply of creepy subforums as it is for memes, pictures and assorted lols.
Rex Sorgatz / Medium:
How The Daily Show triumphed: by enabling disruptive technology and embracing media inventions  —  How The Daily Show Triumphed  —  (By Enabling Disruptive Technology and Embracing Media Inventions, But Only When It Made Sense, Which Was Less Often Than One Might Think;  —  Also: Some Luck)
Discussion: @zinoman, @agolis, @goldman and @pkafka
 
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Discussion: New York Times, TVNewser and Vulture
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
Patreon Acquires Artist Subscription Competitor Subbable
Henry Mance / Financial Times:
Final shortlist for new Guardian editor to be named on Friday: US EIC Katharine Viner and BBC Newsnight editor Ian Katz
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Guardian US CEO Eamonn Store aims to double traffic, triple revenue to be profitable in three years
Chris O'Falt / Hollywood Reporter:
SXSW: 1 in 3 Films in Competition Funded by Kickstarter
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Netflix's war with Internet service providers is over, but Comcast and AT&T still have congestion issues with Internet backbone operators GTT and Zayo