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9:55 PM ET, March 9, 2015

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Om Malik:
Om Malik confirms Gigaom, the pioneering tech news site he founded, is shutting down  —  A statement about Gigaom  —  Gigaom is winding down and its assets are now controlled by the company's lenders.  It is not how you want the story of a company you founded to end.
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Gigaom:
Gigaom, unable to pay creditors in full, ceases all operations, does not currently intend to file for bankruptcy  —  About Gigaom  —  Gigaom recently became unable to pay its creditors in full at this time.  As a result, the company is working with its creditors that have rights to all of the company's assets as their collateral.
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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
HBO's $14.99 streaming service HBO Now will launch before April 12, exclusively on Apple devices for three months  —  HBO on the Web is Coming in April, Exclusively on Apple TV  —  HBO CEO Richard Plepler announced the news at the Apple Watch event this morning.  More shortly.
Edgar Alvarez / Engadget:   Apple TV price drops from $99 to $69
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Not much new detail for news organizations in the final unveiling of the Apple Watch  —  Apple just concluded its final unveiling of the Apple Watch — along with some other interesting business — Monday afternoon.  The Verge has as good a roundup as any of all the announcements, and video will be posted shortly.
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Coming soon to The Huffington Post: documentaries and scripted shows  —  Expect to see more videos when you visit The Huffington Post.  A lot more.  —  The popular news web site, which already has a live streaming channel called HuffPost Live, now says it also wants to make documentaries …
Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable:
The New York Times has Instagram, but its biggest digital efforts may be under the hood  —  In August 2014, Alexandra MacCallum took a new role on the New York Times masthead, charged with overseeing audience growth and engagement.  —  Just three months earlier, the Times had endured …
Discussion: FishbowlNY, @lheron, Poynter and @mikeisaac
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
News Corp CEO Robert Thomson sees opportunity for Realtor.com, also expects revenue growth in book publishing  —  News Corp C.E.O. on exploiting ‘mayhem’ at Trulia, online news ‘kleptocracies’  —  As News Corp. expands its presence in the real estate arena, the company plans to exploit the recent combination of Zillow and Trulia.
Carolyn Giardina / Hollywood Reporter:
Director Christopher Nolan calls on Hollywood to preserve film as a medium, says that we'll need film prints and projectors forever  —  Christopher Nolan Urges Hollywood to Step Up Efforts to Preserve Film  —  One month after Kodak announced deals with the Hollywood studios to keep film alive …
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Guardian claims more US than UK unique browsers as GMG reports 20 per cent rise in digital revenue to £80m  —  The Guardian now claims more unique website browsers in the United States than in the United Kingdom.  —  In a full-year trading update published today …
Discussion: Reuters, @wturvill and @notscientific
John Hopewell / Variety:
Netflix Negotiates 2015 Spain Launch  —  Internet SVOD giant faces weighty competitors in Telefonica, Canal Plus  —  MADRID - Adding another major territory to its European roll-out agenda, Netflix looks to be negotiating for a second-half bow in Spain either late summer or fall.
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