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10:50 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 New York Times, BuzzFeed, and National Geographic  —  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
Ken Doctor / Capital New York:
Profile of NPR CEO Jarl Mohn, detailing his outreach efforts to smaller NPR stations  —  What are they thinking?  Jarl Mohn, putting the ‘R’ back in NPR  —  To inaugurate his tenure as NPR's fifth C.E.O. in six years, Jarl Mohn took a page from the playbook of campaigning politicians and embarked on an unconventional listening tour.
Discussion: @davidfolkenflik
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 …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
E-Book Startup Oyster Hires Jeannie Mun As Its First CFO  —  Oyster, a Netflix-style service for e-books, has brought on its first chief financial officer, Jeannie Mun.  —  Before joining Oyster, Mun spent a lot of time in the ad world, having recently served as CFO at ad company MediaMath …
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
The Times and Sunday Times have 400K subs; up 22K YoY, includes 172K digital subs  —  Times and Sunday Times now claim more than 400,000 ‘members’  —  The Times and Sunday Times now claim to have more than 400,000 paid-for subscribers (or “members” as they are being called).
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 …
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
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 …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Keywee Gets $9.1M From Eric Schmidt, NY Times For Its AI Approach To Content Marketing  —  While Facebook is reportedly talking to publishers to host their content as a way of boosting the number of people who read it, one more startup is entering the fray to help publishers improve readership …
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.
 
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David Weston / The Official Microsoft Blog:
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