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5:30 PM ET, March 26, 2015


 Top News: 
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter launches Periscope: replays are its killer feature, push notifications are noisy  —  Periscope, Twitter's answer to Meerkat-style live streaming, is now available  —  Live-streaming apps are the thirstiest of all media.  A Facebook post wants a like, a tweet begs for favs, and a snap means little without a response.
Josh Stearns / Medium:
Apps like Periscope and Meerkat could help people understand their right to record  —  Periscope, Meerkat and the Right to Record  —  I've been playing with Periscope this morning and thinking a lot about how it has simplified the the process of livestreaming but also how it has perfected …
Discussion: @chanders and @matissebh
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Meerkat's Series B investors includes an array of Hollywood names along with lead Greylock  —  Meerkat Confirms It Raised A Round Led By Greylock, Josh Elman Joins Meerkat's Board  —  Late last week, our own Jordan Crook reported that Meerkat, the trendy, Twitter-centric livestreaming app …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
The New York Times, ‘PBS Newshour’ strike video-sharing agreement  —  The New York Times and “PBS NewsHour” have entered into an agreement to share video journalism, including news reports and longer documentaries, on a regular basis, the outlets announced Thursday.
Supreme court clears way for release of secret Prince Charles letters  —  Ruling overturns government attempt to block release of ‘black spider memos’ to ministers after decade-long battle between the Guardian and Whitehall  —  The supreme court has cleared the way for the publication …
Julia Boorstin / CNBC:
Vice to produce half-hour weekday newscasts for HBO and HBO Now  —  Vice and HBO announce content partnership  —  In a partnership that elevates upstart Vice Media, and brings HBO into the daily news business for the first time, the firms are announcing the most expansive content deal for either company.
Abigail Edge /
Washington Post partners with Flipboard  —  WaPo announces it will be adding all editorial content to the magazine-style aggregation app - and does not rule out hosting content on Facebook  —  Credit: Image courtesy of Washington Post press office  —  The Washington Post is producing …
Rick Seltzer / Baltimore Business Journal:
Sinclair starts division to invest in digital startups  —  Over-the-air television heavyweight Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. is looking to take a stake in some of the digital startup companies that have it on its customer list.  —  Hunt Valley-based Sinclair (NASDAQ: SBGI) …
Discussion: PR Newswire
Bloomberg Business:
Time Warner's HBO May Add Turner Shows to Web-Only Service  —  (Bloomberg) — Time Warner Inc. is considering broadening its planned HBO Now online service to include shows from its Turner Broadcasting networks such as TBS and TNT, according to people with knowledge of the plans.
Chris Thompson / Poynter:
Reddit rolls out embeddable comments in countermove to BuzzFeed  —  On Monday, Reddit announced the unveiling of a new feature that could make life for BuzzFeed and Gawker a little more awkward: embeddable comment threads.  From now on, if media outlets want to use content from Reddit …
Discussion: reddit, The Huffington Post and Slate
Julia Payne / Reuters:
Nigeria's military detains two Al Jazeera reporters  —  (Reuters) - Nigeria's military has detained two Al Jazeera journalists in the northeast city of Maiduguri since Tuesday, the television broadcaster said on Thursday, days ahead of the country's general elections.
The Wrap:
Advocacy groups call Deadline column about Hollywood's ethnic hiring “patently offensive”  —  Deadline Backlash: Black, Latino, Asian, Native American Advocacy Groups Slam Site for ‘Offensive’ Article  —  A controversial Deadline article by co-editor-in-chief Nellie Andreeva …
Warren Strobel / Reuters:
New report calls for strengthening US counter-propaganda efforts and an overhaul of the government's international broadcasting arm  —  U.S. losing ‘information war’ to Russia, other rivals: study  —  (Reuters) - The United States is losing an information war to Russia, Islamic State and other rivals …
Discussion: RT
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Roger Williams / Florida Weekly:
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Darwin G. Amojelar / Manila Standard Today:
Bloomberg TV will launch in Philippines this year, teaming up with Cignal TV
New York Times:
Apple unable to persuade record labels to lower licensing costs for Beats streaming music service; will be priced similarly to rivals at around $10
Michelle Castillo / Adweek:
Firechat partners with Storyful to create Open Live Newsroom, a live news gathering off-grid chat app
Discussion: PR Newswire and Medium
Richard Lewis / The Daily Dot:
Sources: YouTube plans to relaunch live streaming service this year with a focus on gaming, taking on Twitch
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