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4:10 PM ET, September 28, 2011

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Bloomberg:
Amazon Unveils $199 Kindle Fire Tablet, Targeting IPad  —  Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), the world's largest online retailer, unveiled its Kindle Fire tablet computer, taking aim at Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s bestselling iPad with a device that's smaller and less than half the price.
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Steven Levy / Epicenter:
Playing With Fire: Amazon Launches $200 Tablet, Slashes Kindle Prices  —  One year ago, almost to the day, Jeff Bezos gave me the reason why people should carry around a Kindle in the age of the iPad.  No Angry Birds.  —  “The number one app for the iPad when I checked a couple of days ago …
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
Amazon Unveils New $79 E-Ink Kindle, $99 Kindle Touch  —  Looks like the Kindle Fire wasn't all Amazon had planned for us.  Amazon has revealed a new line of E-Ink Kindle that looks to bolster their “traditional” eReader lineup.  —  The Kindle Touch features an IR touch system that's similar …
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
Amazon's Lukewarm Fire: No Kindle Tablets Outside U.S.  —  Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) has revealed its price-busting Kindle Fire tablet for $199 alongside a new touchscreen Kindle Touch.  But that news will not be as big as it could have been: the Kindle Fire and Kindle Touch are being launched …
Ryan Block / gdgt:
Oh, one more thing about the Amazon tablet: the second, better version is coming very soon
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
Media coverage of Wall Street protest ramps up following cop clash  —  Major media outlets—Yahoo included—have drawn criticism for their collective lack of coverage of the ongoing, youth-led protests near Wall Street.  But it appears that tide is changing.
Discussion: Capital New York
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Julia Angwin / Digits:
Wall Street Journal Revises Its Privacy Policy  —  The Wall Street Journal revised its website privacy policy on Tuesday to allow the site to connect personally identifiable information with Web browsing data without user consent.  —  Previously, the Journal's privacy policy stated that it would obtain …
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Dan Gillmor / Google+:
What a crappy and hypocritical move by the Wall Street Journal …
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Yahoo Cofounder Jerry Yang “Has Re-assumed Command”  —  The leadership situation at Yahoo right now is incredibly murky, and no two sources close to the situation see it the same way.  —  That said, one thing is clear.  —  Jerry Yang - who is at once a beloved cofounder and a hated former CEO - has reinserted himself at the top.
Discussion: Electronista
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Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:   Board Member David Kenny Wants The Yahoo CEO Job
Micah L. Sifry / techPresident:
Can Facebook's Media Partners Cover It Objectively?  UPDATED  —  Pete Cashmore, the founder and CEO of Mashable, has a post up on CNN.com gushing about the wonders of the new Facebook Timeline, a major revamp of the site that users will be experiencing soon.  He writes:
Discussion: Mashable! and Guardian
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
In switch, cable operators want to go “a la carte”  —  * Programmers will resist attempts to unbundle programs  —  * Sports rights and retransmission fees are biggest costs  —  U.S. cable operators are privately working on a plan to force programmers to unbundle their networks and allow customers …
Rick Robinson / Street Fight:
Patch Pushback: Warren Webster Fires Back Amid Analysis and Criticism  —  Besides the drubbing Groupon has taken lately, few have withstood more blows from the media than AOL (as of this writing) and its hoped-for field of greens known as Patch.  —  Others have reported insiders calculating …
Discussion: Poynter
Ben Popper / Betabeat:
AOL Editor Who Fired Grouper's Jerry Guo in 2008 Wishes He Had Warned Others  —  Betabeat received an email this morning from Grant Martin, Editor-in-Chief at the travel site Gadling, alerting us that Jerry Guo, the notorious Newsweek writer and startup scammer, had a troubled history with AOL as well.
Thanks:megan
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Ben Popper / Betabeat:
How Newsweek's Most Notorious Fellow Got Caught Conning Silicon Alley
Discussion: Poynter and Gawker
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
IAB: Internet Advertising Reaches A Record $15B In First Half Of 2011; Up 23 Percent  —  The Internet Advertising Bureau just released its numbers of the first half of 2011, and it looks like internet ad revenue reached record highs during the time period.  Internet ad revenues rose 23.2 percent …
Sharon McLoone / Clarendon-Courthouse-Rosslyn Patch:
Connection Newspapers CEO Sentenced to Six Months in Jail, Must Pay $650K  —  Peter Labovitz pleaded guilty in July to two counts of failing to pay taxes to the IRS.  —  The president of Old Town Alexandria-based Connection Newspapers, which publishes community newspapers throughout Northern Virginia …
Discussion: Poynter
Dave Itzkoff / ArtsBeat:
Questions Raised About Dylan Show at Gagosian  —  Michael Kennedy Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery  —  Bob Dylan in his studio in the late 1980s.  —  The freewheeling artistic style of Bob Dylan, who has drawn on a variety of sources in creating his music and has previously raised questions …
Alex Sherman / Bloomberg:
Time Warner Cable Said to Be Close to Offering HBO Go to Subscribers  —  Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) is close to offering the HBO Go application to its 12.2 million video subscribers, enabling them to watch shows including “The Sopranos” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” on mobile devices …
Discussion: Deadline.com
Raphael Satter / The Huffington Post:
News Of The World Paid Spies For Scoops During Piers Morgan's Tenure  —  LONDON — No one suspected the secretary.  —  Efficient, well-dressed and well-liked, Sue Harris was at the heart of the Sunday People, the smallest of Britain's weekly tabloids.  She booked flights, reserved accommodation …
 
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