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Comcast Says Apple Hasn’t Asked for Web TV Shows From NBCUniversal — Apple is talking to TV programmers about a new Web TV service Apple would like to launch this year. But for now, it's not talking to NBCUniversal, the company that owns NBC and a host of high-profile cable channels.

MOG and Beats Music Veteran David Hyman Launches Chosen Karaoke Game — David Hyman took one crack at digital music. Now he's trying again. The difference is that MOG, Hyman's old company, was trying to convince people to pay for music. Chosen, his new company, has a lower bar: It will try to convince people to play music games.

Snapchat’s User Demographics Explained by ComScore (Chart) — Why are media companies and advertisers clamoring to work with Snapchat? Because media companies and advertisers are trying to track down the elusive Young People of America, who are increasingly hard to find in places they used to congregate, like in front of TVs.

Facebook Turns Messenger Into a Platform — At yesterday's F8 conference in San Francisco, Facebook launched a developer platform for Messenger so people can build services into the app. The company also unveiled new mobile ad technology that will help it compete with Google and Twitter on apps that aren't Facebook.

Gracenote Hires Digital Music Vet Ethan Kaplan — Gracenote, the Tribune Media-owned company that provides data for digital video and music services, has hired industry veteran Ethan Kaplan to run its music unit. Kaplan had spent the last three years heading up product for Live Nation's Live Nation Labs group; prior to that, he had been an executive at Warner Music Group and Warner Bros.

VR Video Service Vrideo Raises $1.8 Million — Virtual reality isn't mainstream quite yet, but lots of smart people are sure it's coming. So if it does, where will you find it? Vrideo would like to help.

Why BuzzFeed Loves Facebook’s New Publishing Plan — People who type things on the Internet have many reasons for publishers not to start running their stuff on Facebook. For instance: Publishers will get a bad deal. Publishers will get a deal that looks like a good deal but turns into a bad deal once Facebook has them in a compromised position.

Keywee Raises $9 Million Via Innovation, Marker, NYT for Paid Post Ads — The New York Times is likely to start publishing some of its stories on Facebook. But it also wants Facebook to send lots of eyeballs to stories on the Times' own website.

Vessel Video Service Debuts, Offers Free Subscription For First 3 Days — Are you ready to start paying to watch Web videos? Jason Kilar is ready to find out. After a couple of months of tinkering, the former Hulu CEO is ready to bring his next startup to the public, which will give them a chance to pay $3 a month to watch videos they might be used to seeing for free.

NFL Will Stream Jaguars Bills Game on the Web, But Will Focus on TV — The NFL, which has been flirting with Web video for a while, is taking it to the next step: Next fall, pro football will stream a regular season game to viewers around the country. And unless they live in Jacksonville or or Buffalo, fans will have to stream it - there won't be a broadcaster or cable network carrying the game.
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Mar 29, 2015

RT @nytimes: The Cyclone roller coaster at Coney Island gets stuck at the top of the track

Mar 29, 2015

RT @jackiereses: Mark Benioff deserves a lot of credit for his comments re: Indiana. Looking forward to watching the follow up. @Benioff @salesforce

Mar 29, 2015

Then again we've been listening to the Phineas and Ferb soundtrack for the last 30 minutes.

Mar 29, 2015

Not saying I'm the world's best dad. Just saying my kids can ID "Guns of Brixton" after a few bars.

Mar 29, 2015

RT @waltmossberg: Angie's List halts expansion plans in response to Indiana's "Religious Freedom" law via @DawnC331 & @ahess247

Mar 28, 2015

RT @Recode: Anyone have recs for translation services? Need to translate videos in Mandarin to English. Our editor ditched Chinese school too early.

Mar 28, 2015

RT @karaswisher: The real precedent in the Ellen Pao case happened out of court. via @LizGannes

Mar 28, 2015

RT @robpegoraro: We've updated my @wirecutter guide to wireless carriers: some cheap @TMobile plans gone, new @opensignal data on LTE.…

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