March 24, 2015, 12:55 PM

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New York Times:
Facebook to test new format for hosting publisher content within months, initial partners include New York Times, BuzzFeed, and National Geographic  —  Facebook May Host News Sites' Content  —  Nothing attracts news organizations like Facebook.  And nothing makes them more nervous.
Morgan Stanley CFO Ruth Porat to join Google as CFO on May 26  —  Ruth Porat to Join Google as Chief Financial Officer  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif (Tuesday, March 24, 2015) — Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced that Ruth Porat, currently Chief Financial Officer at Morgan Stanley, will join its management team as CFO.
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar's Vessel opens to public for $2.99/month, 12 months free if you sign up within 72 hours  —  Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar's Vessel Launches To The Public  —  Vessel, the new online video subscription service built by some of the early team at Hulu, is launching to the public today.
Chris Dixon / cdixon blog:
London-based distributed computing firm Improbable raises $20M from a16z, develops large-scale simulated worlds  —  Improbable: enabling the development of large-scale simulated worlds  —  Over the past decade, computing resources that were previously available only to large organizations became available to almost anyone.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Launches Azure App Service, A New Set Of Tools For Web And Mobile App Developers  —  Microsoft is launching Azure App Service today, a new cloud-based service that gives developers a single service for building mobile and web apps, combined with tools for automating business processes …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon updates Fire TV lineup with USB storage and wireless headphone support, expands TV stick availability to UK and Germany  —  Amazon Updates Fire TV Lineup With Support For USB Storage, Wireless Headphones And More  —  Amazon announced this morning that its streaming media players Amazon Fire TV …
Serena Saitto / Bloomberg Business:
Slack Is Said to Be in Funding Talks at $2 Billion-Plus Value  —  (Bloomberg) — Slack Technologies Inc., whose software helps people collaborate at work, is in talks with investors to raise financing at a valuation of more than $2 billion, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

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