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7:55 PM ET, March 17, 2015

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Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Sources: Apple offers to share viewer data with partners for online TV service to enable better ad targeting  —  Apple offers to share TV data to entice programming partners  —  Apple is offering to share data with programming partners to get them on board with its cable-like TV network package, The Post has learned.
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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple aiming to launch online TV service in September with about 25 channels, anchored by ABC, CBS, Fox
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Longtime political blogger Mickey Kaus quits Daily Caller after Editor in Chief Tucker Carlson pulls column critical of Fox News  —  Mickey Kaus quits Daily Caller after Tucker Carlson pulls critical Fox News column  —  The blogger Mickey Kaus has quit his job at The Daily Caller …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Jay Yarow named executive editor at Business Insider  —  Jay Yarow, formerly the deputy editor at Business Insider, has been named executive editor there, according to an announcement from Business Insider CEO and Editor-in-Chief Henry Blodget.  Yarow replaces former Executive Editor Gus Lubin …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Ex-Washington Post columnist Jason Reid has his new ESPN radio show halted after criticizing station owner in a column  —  ESPN radio suddenly halts ‘The Man Cave’, and some blame NFL's Redskins  —  Sports columnist Jason Reid said goodbye to his Washington Post colleagues on Wednesday …
John Cook / Gawker Politburo:
Gawker launches Public Pool, a site that collates original White House pool reports; raw copy normally available only to media on WH email distribution list  —  Here Are All the White House Pool Reports  —  Much of the mundane, day-to-day media coverage of the president's activities …
Discussion: @nora_kelly, @johnjcook and @onthemedia
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
Politico Europe to launch April 21, with weekly print edition starting April 23; joint venture with Axel Springer includes main newsroom in Brussels  —  Staffed-up POLITICO Europe to launch April 21  —  POLITICO Europe, the Arlington-based company's foray into the European media market …
Eric Blattberg / Digiday:
The Economist Films: The UK magazine launches its first film studio  —  Nearly 172 years since publishing its first edition, The Economist has arrived at a clear video strategy.  —  On Monday, The Economist Group announced the launch of Economist Films, which will work with Economist journalists to produce original video content.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube To Replace Annotations With Smarter, Mobile-Optimized “Cards”  —  For years, YouTube has offered annotations as a way for video creators to add clickable text overlays to their videos as a way to boost engagement with viewers, provide more information, or help in navigation.
Neil Midgley / Guardian:
Scripps meeting with BBC Trust chairman Rona Fairhead, pressurizing corporation to sell its 50% stake in joint venture UKTV  —  Scripps steps up pressure on BBC over UKTV bid  —  US cable TV company arranges meeting with BBC Trust chair to persuade her that corporation should offload its 50% stake in pay-TV provider
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Belgian ISPs win pirate tax case against music rights group SABAM, court rules that they cannot be taxed as a public broadcast medium  —  Internet Providers Win Court Case Over “Pirate Tax”  —  Over the past several years Belgian music rights group SABAM has pressured Internet providers to take responsibility for online piracy.
Discussion: PC World and Techdirt
 
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Vanessa Kingori Named British GQ Publisher
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Private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC in advanced talks to buy most of Digital First Media's assets for $400M
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The Sun launches political website SunNation as a stand-alone site beyond its paywall
Chris Mooney / Washington Post:
Google studying ways to assess the quality of websites based on their accuracy
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
BuzzFeed UK hit 18.8M unique visitors in February and is expanding editorial staff from 35 to 50 in 2015
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix Stock ‘Unattractive’ with Growing Pressure From HBO, Amazon, Hulu: Analysts
Discussion: CNNMoney and Wall Street Journal