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7:55 AM ET, March 24, 2015

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New York Times:
Facebook to test new format for hosting publisher content within months, initial partners include NYT, BuzzFeed, NatGeo  —  Facebook May Host News Sites' Content  —  Nothing attracts news organizations like Facebook.  And nothing makes them more nervous.
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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Trade group led by AT&T and Verizon sues FCC to overturn net neutrality  —  FCC calls early lawsuit “premature and subject to dismissal.”  —  The Federal Communications Commission's new net neutrality rules haven't taken effect yet, but they're already facing lawsuits from Internet service providers.
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Amy Schatz / Re/code:
New Streaming TV Services Could Weirdly Help Comcast  —  News that Dish's new Sling online TV service had already attracted more than 100,000 subscribers (at least on a trial basis) would seemingly be a bad thing for Comcast* and other cable companies, which have been fighting to stem the flow of cord-cutters.
Kevin Clark / Wall Street Journal:
NFL to sell national rights for Jaguars-Bills game to a streaming company, allowing local TV broadcast only in Jacksonville and Buffalo  —  NFL to Broadcast a Game Nationally Via Internet Only  —  Move marks first time league will air national broadcast solely by streaming
Amit Chaturvedi / NDTV News:
Indian Supreme Court upholds freedom of speech online, scraps controversial censorship law  —  Freedom of Speech Online: Section 66 A is Struck Down by Supreme Court  —  NEW DELHI: In a verdict set to have a major impact on internet freedom in India, the Supreme Court has scrapped a controversial law …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab:
To stand out from the tech crowd, The Verge broadens coverage to pop culture, science, and even cars  —  This is my next step: How The Verge wants to grow beyond tech blogging  —  What will it look like to hail an Uber from your wrist?  How easy will it be to buy a ticket to see Avengers: Age of Ultron using your watch?
Reuters:
Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui says former employer tried to suppress story  —  Mexican journalist in censorship row says bosses tried to block story  —  (Reuters) - A Mexican broadcast news journalist, fired after helping to reveal a conflict of interest scandal that embarrassed …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon Prime Music takes on Pandora, iTunes Radio with Prime Stations, offers iOS users ad-free streaming music stations with unlimited skips  —  Amazon Prime Music Takes On Pandora With Addition Of “Prime Stations” On iOS  —  Prime Music, Amazon's free music streaming service for Prime members …
Rik Henderson / Pocket-lint:
Amazon Fire TV Stick hands-on: UK pre-orders now open, get it for just £19  —  Amazon released its media streaming dongle, the Fire TV Stick, in the US at the tail end of last year, expanding its connected television line-up and offering a more discreet alternative to its Fire TV set-top-box.
Susan Currie Sivek / Mediashift:
‘Netflix for Magazines’ services say they thrive on simplicity, fast downloads, consistency, niche content, and personalization  —  ‘Netflix for Magazines’ Services Explain Why They're Not Doomed  —  It must be depressing to hear so many people say that your company's business model has no future.
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