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10:10 AM ET, February 28, 2017


 Top News: 
Jack Nicas / Wall Street Journal:
YouTube viewers worldwide watch more than 1B hours of video a day, a 10-fold increase since 2012, threatening to eclipse US TV viewership  —  Google unit posts 10-fold increase in viewership since 2012, boosted by algorithms personalizing user lineups  —  YouTube viewers world-wide …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Mozilla buys Pocket, its first acquisition, and says the read-it-later service will continue operating as an independent subsidiary  —  From browser extension to acquisition  —  Mozilla has acquired Pocket, a kind of DVR for the internet, for an undisclosed sum.
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Facebook's Insights no longer has video metric for views lasting 30+ seconds, replacing it with a metric for views of 10 or more seconds watched  —  Facebook has removed a benchmark metric that allows publishers to see how many video views lasted for 30 seconds or longer.
Discussion: @frankylitics
Fred Imbert / CNBC:
Warren Buffett says the WSJ and NYT are the only two papers with an assured future, as they have a proven model for earning revenue from digital  —  Buffett: These two newspapers will likely survive...  Warren Buffett thinks only two newspapers are certain to survive the industry's hugely difficult climate …
David Lieberman / Deadline:
Time Warner shares rise to 52-week high as FCC Chairman Pai says he probably won't review AT&T deal, meaning it would only require approval of Justice Dept.  —  Time Warner shares jumped late this morning after FCC chairman Ajit Pai said that his agency probably won't review its $85 billion deal to sell itself to AT&T.
New York Times:
Swedish officials say they've never heard of a man who appeared on Fox News, identified as a Swedish national security adviser
Max Willens / Digiday:
Huffington Post is launching The Tea, a weekly email newsletter targeted at female Gen Z readers, with the goal of driving 25K subscribers in next three months  —  To introduce itself to its next generation of readers, the Huffington Post is going straight for their inboxes.
Discussion: @mekosoff and @jackmarshall
Lauren Johnson / Adweek:
AOL partners with Adsquare to offer its advertisers better targeting with access to location, mobile ID, and retail purchase data of 360M users  —  Global partnership covers 12 markets  —  As part of AOL's ongoing work to build a mobile advertising business that rivals Facebook and Google …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, which broke Panama Papers story, splits off from Center for Public Integrity, citing financial reasons  —  Shortly after breaking the Panama Papers, an international exclusive that shed light on illegal offshore banking around the globe …
Discussion: @journalism, @bgpublic and @benmullin
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Louis Nelson / Politico:
Former President George W. Bush says media is indispensable to democracy, in what is seen as a direct rebuttal of Trump's war on the press
James Vincent / The Verge:
Fox launches month-long pilot with Telstra and Ericsson preloading films onto phones, then asking customers to rent or pay for them
Discussion: Engadget and @verge
 Earlier Picks: 
Leo Barraclough / Variety:
Film4's Head of Creative Rose Garnett appointed director of BBC Films
Matt Pressberg / The Wrap:
How anime-focused Crunchyroll turned a streaming service for a niche audience into a global powerhouse with 1M paid subscribers
Pete Brown / Columbia Journalism Review:
Study explores how 14 publishers are experimenting to reach audiences across 16 different social platforms
Kurt Schlosser / GeekWire:
Amazon Studios wins its first-ever Oscars with best foreign language film for “The Salesman” and best original screenplay for “Manchester by the Sea”