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4:45 AM ET, March 30, 2017

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Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
Google ad fiasco gives TV networks ammunition ahead of upfront negotiations as analysts estimate a loss of about $750M in revenue for Google  —  Channels pitch advertisers amid uproar over Google's placement of ads on objectionable content  —  When Hallmark Channel makes its annual pitch …
Discussion: Ad Age
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 …
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.
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Pandora, facing continued pressure by investor Corvex to sell, has to convert some of its 81M users from free radio to its Premium $9.99/month service  —  Music streaming app is best shot to spur growth, cut losses  —  Activist Corvex with 8.8% stake urges company to weigh options
Discussion: Recode and TechCrunch
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 …
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.
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.
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.
Discussion: @mattervc
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson brings two pool reporters from Reuters and Fox News on his trip to Turkey and Belgium  —  Two pool reporters are traveling with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during his current trip to Turkey and Belgium after blocking pool reporters from his first trip to Asia earlier this month.
Discussion: @mlcalderone
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  —  Regulator to set minimum programming quota for Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland based on population size
 
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Mike Allen / Axios:
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