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3:40 PM ET, March 29, 2019

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple to close Texture on May 28 following the launch of Apple News+, effectively ending the service for subscribers without Apple devices  —  A year ago, Apple acquired the digital newsstand app Texture to form the basis of its new subscription-based service, Apple News+, which launched on Monday.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook launches new Ad Library that now makes all active ads and inactive political ads searchable, opens Ad Library API to all Facebook-verified developers  —  Now you can search Facebook for how much Trump has spent on ads in the past year, which Pages' ads reference immigration, or what a Page's previous names were.
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Interview with YouTube Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan about its recommendation algorithms, radicalization, violent extremism, and the rabbit-hole effect  —  Neal Mohan discusses the streaming site's recommendation engine, which has become a growing liability amid accusations that it steers users to increasingly extreme content.
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Nickelodeon acquires learning app Sparkler and plans to fold it into Noggin, its video service for preschoolers, which has ~2.5M subscribers  —  Nickelodeon wants to turn kids' living rooms into classrooms.  —  The Viacom Inc.-owned kids' network has acquired the learning app Sparkler …
Aidan McLaughlin / Mediaite:
Source: while at the White House, Bill Shine called Fox News control room during an Ivanka Trump interview asking producers to change the chyron; they refused  —  Bill Shine was accustomed to calling into control rooms at Fox News when he served as co-president of the network.
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Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
YouTube TV completes its US rollout and is now available in all 210 US TV markets  —  All 210 US TV markets now have access to YouTube TV  —  YouTube TV has officially completed its US rollout, with the company announcing that the over-the-top internet streaming service is now available in the Glendive …
Diptendu Lahiri / Reuters:
WSJ report: Endeavor, which owns Hollywood's biggest talent agency and Ultimate Fighting Championship league, plans an IPO in the second half of 2019  —  (Reuters) - Endeavor LLC, the international entertainment and marketing colossus that owns Hollywood's biggest talent agency …
Jay Rosen / PressThink:
Jay Rosen, who helped The Correspondent in its campaign to fund its English-language expansion, says mistakes were made in communications as plans evolved  —  A decision not to have its headquarters in New York or the US, and to base the English-language site in Amsterdam, has drawn criticism from supporters.
 
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Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Second defamation case against Turkish journalist Pelin Ünker for her work on the Paradise Papers has been dismissed due to the statute of limitations
Jeanine Poggi / AdAge India:
A&E Networks unveils P1, a tool that offers audience targeting and metrics reports to small and mid-size clients, to entice them into trying TV advertising
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Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Sony Pictures TV sells Crackle to CSS Entertainment, which will launch a joint venture called Crackle Plus; Sony gets stock warrants, contributes backend tech
Emily Bell / Columbia Journalism Review:
It's possible for tech companies to find ways to support independent newsrooms, but direct patronage like Google's for McClatchy is not likely one of those ways
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
US Department of Housing and Urban Development files charges against Facebook, saying the company's ad targeting tools enable violations of Fair Housing Act
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Patrick Soon-Shiong details his long term plans for The LA Times including fixing editorial and updating the business model, at a short term cost of ~$50M