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1:35 PM ET, March 16, 2015

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Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
Watchup app woos millennials with custom-curated news streaming  —  TV news has a problem with younger viewers: It doesn't have enough of them.  —  It's why some outlets have signed on with tech entrepreneur Adriano Farano, who is betting he can bring video journalism to young viewers …
Discussion: @watchup, @kevglobal and @tvnewslab
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Tribune to Stream Local TV News Reports to Watchup Internet Apps  —  Tribune Broadcasting will deliver online video reports from 30 of its TV stations to users of Watchup, a startup whose service delivers personalized newscasts to Internet-video devices.  —  Tribune Media last fall led a $2.75 million round of funding in Watchup.
Discussion: LostRemote and TVSpy
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Millennials say keeping up with the news is important to them — but good luck getting them to pay for it  —  Most millennials don't seek out news on social media, but the vast majority of them get news from social networks once they see it there, according to a report released today …
Michael Wolf / Medium:
Gigaom's former VP of Research on how venture capital and the growth expectations that come with it contributed to Gigaom's demise  —  Gigaom: The Life and Death of a Venture Funded Media Startup  —  As most know, we lost Gigaom last week.  It was a sudden passing of a widely beloved tech media company …
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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Gigaom struggled with significant debt for years, recently spent $400K/month on rent and interest; unprofitable research arm became a drag on the company  —  The Long Story Behind GigaOm's Sudden Demise  —  When GigaOm's managers announced the tech news publisher was laying off …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
ESPN's Bill Simmons Talks Podcasts, Grantland and His Next Contract  —  Bill Simmons, ESPN's popular and controversial multimedia star, is in Austin this weekend at the annual South by Southwest interactive festival, taping a series of podcasts — a longtime focus for him — for his Grantland site.
Forbes:
Forbes Media Acquires Private Photo Sharing App Camerama  —  New York, NY (March 16, 2015) - Forbes Media today announced the acquisition of the private photo sharing app Camerama.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.  Effective immediately, the founder of Camerama Salah Akram Zalatimo …
Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
David Cameron interview will help BuzzFeed win advertisers' vote  —  Like Vice's Barack Obama coup, site's grilling of the prime minister is aimed at not just boosting traffic, but gaining commercial credibility  —  David Cameron is to be interviewed live on Monday afternoon …
David Kushner / Rolling Stone:
Chris Poole hopes to sell 4chan, says Fappening and Gamergate stress triggered his departure  —  4chan's Overlord Christopher Poole Reveals Why He Walked Away  —  His website made him an unlikely teenage celebrity — then it spun out of control  —  At 11 a.m. on January 21st …
Discussion: @mlaaff, @hakantee and @ballardian
Karen Fratti / LostRemote:
ABC News Available on Roku, and Apple TV Internationally  —  It's a big news for television and journalism between the Robert Durst arrest after his HBO documentary and Watchup adding Tribune's cache of local news to its app.  Not to be left out, ABC News went ahead and announced that it's …
Discussion: New York Times, TVNewser and Vulture
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
Patreon Acquires Artist Subscription Competitor Subbable  —  Patreon co-founder Jack Conte had a feeling that his company might someday join forces with Subbable, which is another subscription-based funding site for artists.  That's exactly what happened today.
Abhimanyu Ghoshal / The Next Web:
YouTube's reportedly planning a subscription service for on-demand video  —  YouTube may soon offer viewers a subscription-based video-on-demand (SVOD) service.  A content creation studio's comment to Variety reveals that the video platform is “exploring the prospect of launching its own subscription VOD service.”
Discussion: The Verge, Digital Spy and Telegraph
 
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