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NBC News Buys Streaming Phone Video Company

NBC News has just bought Stringwire, a start-up whose technology will enable the network to have live videos of breaking news scenes "streamed straight to its control rooms in New York from the cellphones of witnesses," ready for producers to pick footage for broadcast, writes Brian Stelter. "Such a vision fits neatly into the future many academics predict," one with "fewer professional news-gatherers but many more unpaid eyes and ears contributing to news coverage."

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