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9:45 PM ET, March 29, 2017


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Todd Spangler / Variety:
NBC, BuzzFeed, and Snap team up for 2018 winter Olympic coverage; NBC and Buzzfeed to produce content for Snapchat Discover, Snap to provide ad-sales packages  —  NBC, Snap Inc. and BuzzFeed will be jumping back into the Olympics rings next year.  —  The broadcaster will work with BuzzFeed …
Jack Williams / New York Times:
NBC says it will broadcast the 2018 Winter Games live across all time zones for the first time after delayed broadcasts of past Games were subject to criticism  —  When the Olympics are held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in 2018, NBC will be broadcasting the Winter Games live across all time zones …
Jim Coudal / The Deck:
Ad network The Deck, used by blogs including Daring Fireball and Kottke, to shut down after 11 years  —  We started The Deck in 2006 and for the first couple years it struggled.  By 2008, it was an OK business and by 2009, it was a pretty good business.  From then through 2013, The Deck was going along just fine.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Facebook opens 360-degree streaming to all users with compatible devices  —  Facebook just made live streaming 360-degree video relatively easy, provided you have the equipment to capture the content.  Users of devices like the new 2017 model Gear 360 just announced at the S8 smartphone launch …
Samantha Schmidt / Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton criticizes Press Sec Spicer for cutting reporter April Ryan off during press conference, Bill O'Reilly for comment about politician's hair  —  Only a few hours apart on Tuesday, two black women were confronted by white, male public figures in exchanges that many viewed as demeaning and disparaging.
Mike Allen / Axios:
Sources: BuzzFeed is preparing to go public in 2018  —  With a blinding spotlight on Snap's IPO, viral powerhouse BuzzFeed is quietly making preparations to go public in 2018, industry sources tell me.  OMG!  —  The widely (and poorly) copied BuzzFeed , which began as a " great cat site …
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
House passes resolution that lets ISPs sell customers' browsing history without user permission, 215 to 205 along party lines  —  As most had expected, the House of Representatives today voted 215 to 205 to kill privacy rules protecting US broadband subscribers.
The Daily Beast:
Sources: ex-Breitbart writer filed a complaint to the DoJ, claiming the site was acting as a de-facto foreign agent for its DC landlord, an Egyptian politician  —  A former Breitbart News writer alleged the site was acting as an illegal influence operation for its Washington DC landlord …
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
VC-backed, ad-dependent publishers struggle to reach a goal of $100M in revenue per year, with few reaching that mark of scaled success  —  Earlier this month, Genius, which started as a rap annotation platform, decided that now it would become a video-focused company.
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Hadas Gold / Politico:
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson brings two pool reporters from Reuters and Fox News on his trip to Turkey and Belgium
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Jane Martinson / The Guardian:
Ofcom sets network quotas for BBC, forcing it to spend a fixed minimum amount of its programming budget on its regional newsrooms outside London
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Roy Greenslade / The Guardian:
Telegraph hires Coulson Chappell, the PR firm owned by ex-NOTW editor Andy Coulson who was jailed for phone hacking, to improve standing of its publications
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitch to start selling video games and in-game content this week with around 50 titles on board