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3:05 AM ET, September 29, 2011

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Brad Stone / Business Week:
The Omnivore  —  First it was Earth's Largest Bookstore.  Then came TVs, cameras, appliances, auto parts, music, diapers... Now, with the new Kindle Fire, Amazon's Jeff Bezos is making his boldest move yet  —  Jeff Bezos is channeling Steve Jobs.  It's mid-September and the wiry billionaire founder …
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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.
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 …
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
News Corp.'s ‘Daily’ Trails Murdoch Reader Goal  —  News Corp. (NWSA)'s the Daily is averaging about 120,000 readers a week, or less than a quarter the number the company said it needs to make money, according to an advertising executive working with the iPad-only publication.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
The ‘Occupy Wall Street’ media blackout myth: Plenty of stories, none of them big  —  News interest in the demonstrators presently camping out in a park in the Financial District appears to have increased after a high-ranking police officer was caught on camera apparently pepper-spraying a pair of protesters Sunday.
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Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
Media coverage of Wall Street protest ramps up following cop clash
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 …
Discussion: Adweek and On Media's Blog
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:   Phone hacking: second NoW journalist takes News International to tribunal
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 and Gawker
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Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:   Board Member David Kenny Wants The Yahoo CEO Job
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Independent editor backs plan for bad journalists to be ‘struck off’  —  Chris Blackhurst supports proposal to licence journalists and says paper's Johann Hari should hand back Orwell prize  —  Chris Blackhurst, the editor of the Independent, has come out in support of the Labour party's …
Karyn Campbell / Sparksheet:
Return of the Editor: Why Human Filters are the Future of the Web  —  If web 1.0 was about websites and 2.0 the power of network connectivity, whatever 3.0 looks like, better filters will play a big part.  —  The web has become too big and noisy.  The design community has helped guide us through …
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 …
Liz Castro / Pigs, Gourds, and Wikis:
Apple's iBookstore opens in 25 new countries  —  Christian Peters just alerted me to the fact that he can choose Spain as a market for his books on the iBookstore.  Before today, you could only choose US, UK, France, Germany, Australia, and Canada.  —  Now, you can add twenty-five new markets …
Discussion: The Next Web and MacStories
Jose Antonio Vargas / Define American:
JOSE REPORTS: “View from Somewhere” — A Real Conversation on Immigration  —  REPORTING FROM NEW ORLEANS — “A good newspaper,” the playwright Arthur Miller once said, “is a nation talking to itself.”  —  Newspapers, of course, don't have the monopoly in facilitating our national conversations …
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:
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Joel Gunter / Journalism.co.uk:
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Jon Whiten / AAN:
The Long-Form Renaissance
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Richard Huff / NY Daily News:
Erin Burnett spearheads new CNN series ‘OutFront,’ hopes to cover news stories on the front lines
Alison Flood / Guardian:
Julian Assange memoir sells just 644 copies
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