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12:00 PM ET, January 28, 2016


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Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Sheryl Sandberg sees Facebook as a second-screen to TV ads as company claims 500M users watch 100M hours of video per day  —  Facebook Says Video Is Huge — 100-Million-Hours-Per-Day Huge  —  Facebook's obsession with video — getting users to both upload and consume it on Facebook …
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
T-Mobile adds Amazon Video, Fox News, Univision Now, and WWE Network to Binge On, says users streaming twice as much video than before service  —  T-Mobile Says Binge On Customers Are Streaming Twice As Much Video, Adds Amazon Video Support  —  John Legere may have drawn the ire of the EFF …
Mădălina Ciobanu /
Washington Post introduces Backdrop feature on all election stories, a pop-up providing background information  —  The Washington Post builds new feature to add context to election coverage  —  The pop-up button called Backdrop will be available on all stories about the 2016 US presidential race
Discussion: Washington Post
Andy Malt / Complete Music Update:
Amazon launches Prime Stations personalised radio service in the UK  —  Amazon has added its Prime Stations personalised radio service for subscribers to the free-delivery-with-added-content set-up in the UK.  It expands on the Prime Music on-demand streaming service, which has also just had a new lyrics feature added to it as well.
Tara Conlan / Guardian:
Lord Puttnam and Channel 4 launch MBA for media executives  —  Two-year course aimed at bosses in the creative industries aims at developing leaders for the digital era  —  In the week it emerged the creative industries contributed £84.1bn to the UK economy, Oscar-winning film producer Lord Puttnam …
Discussion: @dputtnam, Gamasutra and The Drum
Michael Calderone / Huffington Post:
Bloomberg Editor Quits Over Fear The Company Can't Cover Michael Bloomberg Aggressively  —  “The bottom line is, you can't cover the circus unless you can write about one of the biggest elephants in the room,” said Kathy Kiely.  —  Can Bloomberg aggressively cover Bloomberg?
Thomas Oide / The Maneater:
University of Missouri suspends professor Melissa Click, who called for “muscle” against student reporter  —  Melissa Click suspended by UM System Board of Curators pending further investigation  —  Suspension comes after being charged for third-degree assault on Monday.
John D. McKinnon / Wall Street Journal:
FCC to propose new rules to give cable and satellite customers more choice over set top boxes, 40 telco and media groups plan coalition to oppose the initiative  —  FCC to Propose Overhauling Rules on Set-Top Boxes  —  Measure, aimed at cutting cable bills, likely would let consumers choose among competing devices
Benjamin Wallace / Vulture:
Behind the rise and fall of Relativity Media and CEO Ryan Kavanaugh  —  The Epic Fail of Hollywood's Hottest Algorithm  —  In an industry where no one knows anything, here, finally, was someone who seemed to know something: Ryan Kavanaugh, a spikily red-haired man-child with an impish grin …
Lizzie Plaugic / The Verge:
Pandora launches new Browse feature to help you discover new stations  —  Pandora is trying to make it easier for listeners to find music tailored to their tastes.  The streaming service just launched Browse, a new hub within its iOS app that helps users discover new artists and stations they might actually like.
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
‘Pushed out’ Panorama reporter Raphael Rowe's farewell email: Diversity at BBC is 'worse than I've ever known'  —  Former Panorama reporter Raphael Rowe told colleagues he felt diversity at the BBC is “worse than I've ever known” on his last day at the corporation.
Discussion: Press Gazette
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Kaveh Waddell / The Atlantic:
Slack is trying to make it easier for organizations to comply with FOIA document-retention requirements
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Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Newest Wikimedia board trustee Arnnon Geshuri steps down after 290 editors vote for removal
Discussion: The Next Web
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Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
More than half of BBC staff do not think bullying cases will be tackled fairly
Discussion: @marksweney