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7:05 PM ET, March 24, 2016


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Noah Kulwin / Re/code:
Layoffs Are Under Way at the International Business Times  —  The International Business Times, a digital business, politics and culture publication, is in the process of laying off an unknown number of employees, according to multiple sources.  —  IBT is owned by IBT Media, which bought legacy print magazine Newsweek back in 2013.
Adam Lashinsky / Fortune:
Interview with Jeff Bezos about his deepening involvement in The Washington Post, Amazon Books retail store, and more  —  Bezos Prime  —  Amazon's CEO has driven his company to all-consuming growth (and even, believe it or not, profits).  Today, though, as he deepens his involvement …
Leslie Picker / New York Times:
Sources: TiVo in merger talks with Rovi, would own about 30% of the combined company  —  TiVo Said to Be in Merger Talks With Rovi  —  TiVo, the digital video recorder company that popularized the DVR and revolutionized “time shifting” and fast-forwarding through advertising …
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
Turner Plans to Spend $100 Million Expanding Bleacher Report  —  Investment over next three years will be used to hire more staff and build out the digital sports brand's video output  —  Turner plans to spend $100 million on Bleacher Report over the next three years to help build out the digital sports property.
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Sources: Google building Periscope-like live streaming app YouTube Connect for iOS and Android  —  Google is building YouTube Connect, a livestreaming app to take on Periscope  —  EXCLUSIVE:  —  Google has quietly been building a new livestreaming app called YouTube Connect, VentureBeat has learned.
Simon Houpt / Globe and Mail:
Former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi found not guilty of sexual assault charges in first of two trials  —  Jian Ghomeshi found not guilty of sexual assault  —  Disgraced former CBC broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi was found not guilty on Thursday morning in his first of two trials for sexual assault.
Oscar Williams / Guardian:
Study: British journalism is 94% white, 55% male, 0.4% Muslim, 0.2% black; almost half of female journalists paid less than £28,800 per year, or about $41K  —  British journalism is 94% white and 55% male, survey reveals  —  More women than men are entering the profession …
Emily Steel / New York Times:
Apple working with on unscripted TV show about apps  —  Apple's First Foray Into Original TV Is a Series About Apps  —  Apple's ambitions to go head to head with Netflix and create its own lineup of exclusive movies and TV shows has long been the subject of much chatter and speculation.
Financial Times:
Google fined €100K over right to be forgotten rules by French data regulator, which says links must be removed globally  —  Google handed €100,000 fine by French data regulator  —  Google has been handed a €100,000 fine by France's privacy watchdog over allegations …
Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times:
Activist investor Starboard names nine candidates to replace Yahoo's entire board, launching proxy fight  —  Starboard Value Seeks to Oust Yahoo's Board  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The activist hedge fund Starboard Value announced on Thursday a slate of nine candidates to run for the board of Yahoo …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Playboy Enterprises explores sale, could bring in $500M+, hires banker Moelis & Co.  —  Playboy Enterprises Explores Sale  —  Magazine publisher could fetch more than $500 million  —  Playboy Enterprises Inc. is exploring a sale, according to people familiar with the situation …
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