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1:55 PM ET, April 6, 2016


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Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Facebook confirms it is paying media companies to use Live Video, sources say New York Times, BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, among those getting paid  —  It's Not Just Celebrities — Facebook Is Paying Media Companies to Make Live Video, Too  —  Facebook wants big media companies like BuzzFeed …
Fidji Simo / Facebook:
Facebook overhauls Live Video with support for groups and events, reactions, comments, filters, and a global map  —  Introducing New Ways to Create, Share and Discover Live Video on Facebook  —  With Facebook Live you can use your phone to share a moment instantly with the people you care about.
Robert D. Hof / New York Times:
Brands approach messaging apps and chat bots cautiously to avoid antagonizing users  —  As Messaging Apps Boom, Brands Tiptoe In  —  Gatorade owns one of the iconic television moments of the Super Bowl, the dousing of the winning coach with a huge bucket of the sport drink, ice included.
Founding partner of Mossack Fonseca, the Panamanian firm at center of data leak, says company was hacked from outside, files complaint with state prosecutors  —  Panama law firm says data hack was external, files complaint  —  The Panamanian lawyer at the center of a data leak scandal …
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
BBC digital expert Tony Ageh poached by New York Public Library  —  Technologist, who has been with the corporation for 14 years, was part of the team that created the iPlayer  —  Tony Ageh, one of the architects of the BBC iPlayer, is to leave the corporation after 14 years to join …
Tom Jackman / Washington Post:
Hilde Kate Lysiak, 9, breaks crime news before grownups do, fires back at critics, saying “some adult-run papers were reporting wrong news, or no news at all”  —  9-year-old reporter breaks crime news, posts videos, fires back at critics  —  Reporter Hilde Kate Lysiak got …
Ryan Knutson / Wall Street Journal:
Verizon buys 24.5% stake in DreamWorks' AwesomenessTV, valuing multiplatform production company at $650M  —  Verizon Taking Stake in DreamWorks' AwesomenessTV Venture  —  Plans to create new service for exclusive short-form mobile videos for Verizon's platforms
Jane Martinson / Guardian:
Press intrusion victims say Cameron's failure to keep promises is betrayal  —  Gerry and Kate McCann and Christopher Jefferies are among those to sign letter calling for PM to clean up the press and implement effective regulation  —  Victims of press abuse have accused David Cameron of failing to keep the …
Patrick Frater / Variety:
Alibaba Completes $4 Billion Takeover of Youku Tudou  —  E-commerce giant Alibaba has announced that it has completed its takeover of Chinese video streaming giant Youku Tudou.  —  The company revealed a “going private” transaction in November last year and Youku's shareholders approved the sale in March.
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
City AM launches City Talk, a native ad product that allows advertisers to pubish directly to the site  —  City AM will let advertisers publish directly to its site  —  London business-focused newspaper City AM is launching a new native product, called City Talk, that's designed …
Discussion: @cityam and The Drum
Thomas Seal / Press Gazette:
Treasury saves £157k a year by reading newspapers online  —  George Osborne has cut Treasury spending on national titles by 85 per cent since taking office in 2010, according to Freedom of Information figures.  —  The Treasury spent £28,000 on buying national newspapers …
Discussion: @tw_seal
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Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab:
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Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Apple News launches a Twitter account to promote stories on its service, curated by its US editors
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Alexander Spangher / Columbia Journalism Review:
NYT response to Paris attacks shows efficiency in foreign news coverage; within 48 hours, 39 contributors filed from 12 countries and 6 US states to 21 editors
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Judge in lawsuit against Rolling Stone says woman at center of story, “Jackie”, must testify, allows for a five hour deposition
Yonden Lhatoo / South China Morning Post:
Following acquisition by Alibaba, South China Morning Post drops its paywall, says its subscription service had 2.5M users a month