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7:55 AM ET, March 27, 2015


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Google partners with Mummy producer Sean Daniel Co. to make its augmented reality game Ingress into a TV show  —  Google Takes Its Web Game to TV  —  When Google launched a gaming studio five years ago, it was largely an effort to keep a valued employee.  Now, the first game developed by the studio …
Adam Lusher / The Independent:
Clean Reader: New app will ‘clean up’ bad language in e-books  —  Lady Chatterley's Lover and Trainspotting may never be read in quite the same way again.  To the fury of authors, a new app has been introduced for e-books that can cover up the rude words in electronic versions of novels and offer a “politer” alternative.
Owen Williams / The Next Web:
New York City explosion shows the potential for mobile live streaming via Periscope to change news, offering mass access to live video seconds after an event  —  Periscope and live video are changing the internet forever  —  Today, I saw the future and it is Periscope.
Andy Carvin / Medium:
Independent Yemeni news outlets sacked, journalists kidnapped  —  I just got off the phone with Sameer Jubran, editor and co-founder of the independent Yemeni newspaper and website, Al Masdar.  According to Jubran, the news organization's headquarters was just sacked by Houthi militants.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Snapchat's US audience profile from ComScore explains why media is obsessed with the company: 45% 18-24-year-olds, 26% 25-34-year-olds  —  Here's the Chart That Explains Why Media Companies Are Obsessed With Snapchat  —  Why are media companies and advertisers clamoring to work with Snapchat?
Discussion: @sandeepish, @navybook and @edsuh
Brianna Lee / International Business Times:
Mexico Press Freedom: Attacks On Journalists Surged 80% Under Peña Nieto, Report Finds  —  Every 26 hours, a journalist in Mexico gets attacked, according to statistics released this week by a London-based rights organization.  That figure is part of a lengthier report detailing intimidations …
Discussion: Reuters
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.
Reporters Without Borders:
Proposed French surveillance law poses a threat to the confidentiality of journalists' sources  —  New intelligence bill poses threat to journalists  —  A bill giving France's intelligence services new powers to monitor communications, which Prime Minister Manuel Valls submitted to the council …
Adrienne LaFrance / The Atlantic Online:
Jonah Peretti says NYT should make print edition more expensive before going online only  —  One Way to Phase Out Newspapers: Make Them a Luxury Good  —  There will eventually come a day when The New York Times ceases to publish stories on newsprint.  Exactly when that day will be is a matter of debate.
Discussion: @jbenton
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Former Beats CEO David Hyman launches invite-only Chosen, a talent-show-like game app  —  Startup Chosen Launches App That Turns Singing Competitions Into Mobile Game  —  Company founded by David Hyman, former CEO of Beats Music and Gracenote  —  Silicon Valley startup Chosen is taking …
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, @matissebh and The Verge
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
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Meerkat's Series B investors includes an array of Hollywood names along with lead Greylock
Julia Boorstin / CNBC:
Vice to produce half-hour weekday newscasts for HBO and HBO Now
Warren Strobel / Reuters:
New report calls for strengthening US counter-propaganda efforts and an overhaul of the government's international broadcasting arm
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