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3:55 PM ET, March 31, 2015

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NYT's Apple Watch app features custom one-sentence stories with images and bullet points; readers can use Handoff to continue reading on iPhone or iPad  —  The Times Rolls Out One-Sentence Stories on Apple Watch  —  The New York Times has developed a new form of storytelling to help readers catch up in seconds on Apple Watch.
Dave Itzkoff / New York Times:
New Daily Show host Trevor Noah comes under fire for misogynistic, anti-Semitic tweets  —  Comedy Central Stands Behind Trevor Noah, New ‘Daily Show’ Host, Amid Scrutiny  —  Within hours of the announcement that he had been named the new host of “The Daily Show,” the comedian Trevor Noah …
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
Exclusive: Cablevision to make $1 offer for New York Daily News  —  (Reuters) - U.S. cable T.V. operator Cablevision Systems Corp is planning to make an offer for the New York Daily News as early as this week, valuing the troubled tabloid at just $1, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter Publicly Launches Curator, Its Real-Time Search And Filtering Tool For Media Outlets  —  Twitter this morning is publicly launching Curator, its new product that lets media organizations, publishers, and broadcasters identify, filter and display tweets and Vine videos on any screen in real-time.
David Corbin / Tech in Asia:
Japanese news app SmartNews nabs $10M bridge round, at pre-money valuation of $320M  —  The back-and-forth between SmartNews and Gunosy, Japan's premier news apps that are taking their domestic war global, added a new chapter today.  Only a week after Gunosy filed for a US$263 million IPO …
Discussion: iamWire, VentureBeat and TechCrunch
Jordan Chariton / The Wrap:
Charter Communications Acquires Cable Operator Bright House in 10.4 Billion Deal  —  Charter Communications and Advance/Newhouse Partnership, parent company of Bright House Networks, have struck a deal where Charter will acquire Bright House for 10.4 billion, the companies announced Tuesday.
Bob Lefsetz / The Lefsetz Letter:
Tidal is dead on arrival because listeners are cheap, it lacks a critical mass of both users and musicians, and the market is crowded  —  Tidal  —  Now let me get this straight...piracy can be eradicated if artists just band together in the name of money?  That's what this is all about, cash.
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Tony Gervino / Billboard:
Jay Z Talks Tidal, Jimmy Iovine, Rewriting the Music Business Rulebook
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Jay-Z relaunches Tidal with $9.99/month standard and $19.99/month high-quality tiers, with top artists as co-owners
Catalina Albeanu / Journalism.co.uk:
Why curation could be at the core of future reporting  —  The whole news industry needs to ‘restructure’ around technology, said video producer and journalist Michael Rosenblum at the Mobile Journalism Conference in Dublin  —  “When we look at the world of news in particular or journalism …
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Vox Media's head of ad sales Joe Purzycki joins Medium to lead brand partnerships  —  Medium Poaches Vox Sales Exec to Build Nascent Ad Business  —  Medium — the publishing platform founded by the guys who started Twitter — is getting more aggressive in its bid to attract brand advertising dollars.
Discussion: @gaberivera
Dylan Byers / Politico:
National Review goes non-profit  —  National Review, the conservative magazine founded by William F. Buckley, Jr. in 1955, is becoming a non-profit, the On Media blog has learned.  —  Since its launch, the magazine has operated as a not-for-profit business, even as it came to rely on more and more donations in recent years.
Michael Cieply / New York Times:
News Companies See Movies as Opportunity for Growth  —  LOS ANGELES — When the digital wizards at a forward-leaning media company last year introduced their newest idea, an entertainment unit, they couldn't resist an antique touch: “BuzzFeed Motion Pictures” arrived with a video logo modeled …
Tim Peterson / AdAge:
Tumblr's First CMO Stephanie Dolgins Will Also Oversee Its Media Deals  —  Former AOL, Disney Exec Most Recently Consulted for CNN, Refinery29  —  Yahoo expects Tumblr, the social network it bought in 2013 for $990 million, to pull in $100 million in revenue this year.
Discussion: SocialTimes and mUmBRELLA
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Radio host, Fox contributor Laura Ingraham to launch conservative news and opinion site  —  Laura Ingraham to launch news site  —  Laura Ingraham, the conservative radio host and Fox News contributor, is planning to launch a new conservative news and opinion website, sources with knowledge …
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Brand marketing now makes up 10% of Storyful's business, says chief revenue officer Michael Sadicario  —  Why Storyful is expanding its business to work with brands  —  DUBLIN — During halftime of a February 2013 basketball game at Mississippi's William Carey University …
 
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
UK's Crown Prosecution Service reviewing policy of prosecuting journalists over leaks from public officials
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
NBC News Is First TV News Service to Connect with Kik Mobile-Chat Service