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8:00 PM ET, February 8, 2016

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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Users streamed 315M minutes of the Super Bowl from CBS and NFL, an average of 1.4M people per minute, up from from 213 minutes, 800K/min in 2015  —  More People Streamed the Super Bowl Than Ever Before.  Here Are the Numbers:  —  Late last night, CBS announced it had streamed the Super Bowl to a …
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Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
Super Bowl ads generated 476M views online to date, 62.4M on game day alone  —  Super Bowl Ads Draw 476M Views Online  —  62.4M views came on game day, according to iSpot.TV … In addition to being seen during the big game, Super Bowl commercials generated 476 million on line views, according to iSpot.TV.
Lucy Kellaway / Financial Times:
FT columnist Lucy Kellaway responds to Hewlett Packard marketing chief Henry Gomez after he made veiled threat in response to critical opinion piece  —  An old-school reply to an advertiser's retro threat  —  Meg Whitman's lieutenant was ‘disappointed’ with what I'd written.  Here is my considered response
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John Harrington / PRWeek:
Hewlett Packard Enterprise releases letter sent to FT journalist to dispute ‘ad threat’ claim  —  Hewlett Packard Enterprise has strongly disputed claims by an FT columnist that the software firm's comms chief Henry Gomez wrote a ‘threatening’ and ‘aggressive’ letter to her with suggestions …
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
En Español: The New York Times launches a Spanish-language news site aiming south of the border  —  The Iowa caucuses are confusing.  Every four years, Americans receive a crash course in the quirky midwestern custom that kicks off the presidential nominating cycle …
Bloomberg Business:
NFL in talks about selling streaming rights to “Thursday Night Football”  —  Yahoo, Verizon, AT&T Want NFL Thursday Streaming Rights  —  National Football League has targeted tech, telecom partners  —  Traditional broadcasters uninterested in paying extra
Discussion: Re/code and @lucas_shaw
Re/code:
Sources: Twitter could name two new board members this week  —  Twitter Aims to Name Two New Board Members This Week.  (We'll See!)  —  According to multiple sources, Twitter is aiming to name two new board members to replace a pair of outgoing ones at the same time it announces its fourth-quarter earnings tomorrow.
Discussion: Fortune, @fmanjoo and The Next Web
Steve Dent / Engadget:
The Pirate Bay, other torrent sites add support for Torrents Time plugin allowing you to stream movies and TV shows from your browser  —  The Pirate Bay begins testing browser streaming  —  The Pirate Bay torrent site has blown around so much, you might need even be sure where it is right now (thepiratebay.se, we think).
Tara Conlan / Guardian:
BBC3 boss on going online only: 'We are reinventing the BBC's offer to youth'  —  Controller Damian Kavanagh on taking his station online, nurturing talent, and how he's winning over critics  —  n 16 February BBC3 will go online only, causing, according to critics such as producers Jimmy Mulville …
 
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Kelsey Sutton / Politico:
Al Jazeera America to stop updating website Feb. 26, TV operations continue until April 12
Discussion: @petersterne
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Vice UK staff move to unionise to ‘share in the success’ of media company
Discussion: @tucnews
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
IBT Media Names Alvaro Palacios COO
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