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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 …
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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.
Reuters:
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 …
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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:
How Atlas Obscura is expanding its business with events like upcoming Obscura Day: 150 events in 35 states and 25 countries
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