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4:50 PM ET, March 13, 2015


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Kelly Weill / Capital New York:
NYPD computer network used to edit Wikipedia articles about victims of police altercations, stop-and-frisk, and prominent political and police leaders  —  Edits to Wikipedia pages on Bell, Garner, Diallo traced to 1 Police Plaza  —  Computers operating on the New York Police Department's computer network …
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Quartz story uses three shades of text to indicate fully-confirmed, reported, and unconfirmed information  —  Quartz experiment: Shades of gray distinguish facts from hearsay  —  As of Sunday night, there remained many unknown elements about the over-the-top subscription service that HBO will launch this year.
John Cook / Gawker Politburo:
Gawker sues US State Department, seeking emails of senior Clinton adviser and spokesman Philippe Reines  —  Gawker v. Department of State  —  Today, Gawker Media filed a Freedom of Information Act complaint in U.S. District Court against the Department of State, seeking email correspondence …
Lance Ulanoff / Mashable:
Twitter's TV Timelines experiment collects show conversations and features related photos, videos, and more  —  Twitter experiments with ‘TV Timelines’  —  Twitter is launching a bold TV experiment and if it takes, it could change the face of second-screen viewing — at least as far as Twitter is concerned.
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Newsonomics: Single-copy newspaper sales are collapsing, and it's largely a self-inflicted wound  —  Have you bought a lonely single copy of a newspaper lately, from a newsstand or a newspaper box?  Probably not.  Neither are many other people.  —  Single-copy newspaper sales …
Associated Press:
New players replacing newspapers in seeking government info  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Newspapers were once the dominant force in dislodging documents and other records from reluctant federal government agencies, but a new crop of media players, advocacy groups and corporate interests now drive the release of information.
Mat Honan / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Legal wrangling between Whisper and the Guardian is over, but some accusations about location data remain  —  The Whisper Campaign That Torched A Guardian Story  —  The Guardian went too far in its claims of what Whisper could do and was doing.  But so too, it seems, did Whisper.
Amy Schatz / Re/code:
FCC Stops Clock on Review of Comcast, AT&T Deals Again  —  The Federal Communications Commission stopped the clock in its review of Comcast's* deal to acquire Time Warner Cable and AT&T's deal to acquire DirecTV for the third time Friday afternoon, citing an ongoing court dispute over some programming contracts.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
TiVo Completes Acquisition of Aereo Trademarks, Customer Lists for $1 Million  —  TiVo's purchase of certain assets from Aereo — the Internet TV streaming startup that was forced to shut down last year after losing a copyright-infringement case brought by broadcasters …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Trinity Mirror may face corporate charges over alleged phone hacking  —  Newspaper group is ‘co-operating suspect’ in investigation into voicemail interception at Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and the People  —  Trinity Mirror is facing a possible corporate prosecution over allegations …
Saba Hamedy / Los Angeles Times:
BuzzFeed Motion Pictures videos reach 1 billion monthly views  —  Buzzfeed Motion Pictures, a division of the Buzzfeed media company, announced in an internal memo Thursday that its videos have accumulated 1 billion monthly views.  —  The news comes just six months after the Motion Pictures division …
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
YouTube now supports 360 degree videos, allowing users without a VR headset to explore using a navigation dial  —  YouTube now supports 360-degree videos  —  It may be a tad later than originally anticipated, but YouTube has just added support for 360-degree videos, making …
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