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11:30 PM ET, October 22, 2012

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Martin Bekkelund / bekkelund.net:
Outlawed by Amazon DRM  —  A couple of days a go, my friend Linn sent me an e-mail, being very frustrated: Amazon just closed her account and wiped her Kindle.  Without notice.  Without explanation.  This is DRM at it's worst.  Linn travels a lot and therefore has, or should I say had …
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
A healthy reminder from Amazon: You don't buy ebooks, you rent them
Discussion: Techdirt and Forbes
Simon Dumenco / AdAge:
Would You Rather Own a Magazine or a Digital Startup?  —  On the evening of Sunday, Oct. 14, Ad Age Editor Abbey Klaassen and I stood on a small, remote-controlled boat — one not much bigger than a queen-size bed — floating in the pool at the Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar at the historic Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.
Discussion: Capital New York, Betabeat and AdPulp
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Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Q3 Beats Expectations In Mayer's First Full Quarter As CEO: $1.2B Revenue, Non-GAAP EPS $0.35  —  Yahoo today reported its financial results for the third quarter of 2012, its first full quarter with new CEO Marissa Mayer at the helm.  Mayer is back at work full-time after taking …
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
SAY Media Rebrands ReadWriteWeb As “ReadWrite”, Redesigns, Hires Dan “Fake Steve Jobs” Lyons As Editor In Chief  —  I'm a fan of ReadWriteWeb, always have been, but other than not being able to pronounce the blog's name, I've always appreciated the technical and detailed analysis coming out of the brand.
Jim Romenesko:
Tampa Tribune's new owner cuts salaries, offers buyouts  —  The Tampa Tribune — recently sold by Media General to a California private equity investment firm for $9.5 million — is cutting employees' wages and offering buyouts.  —  “I haven't yet heard what percentage the cuts are averaging,” my tipster writes.
Discussion: Tampa Bay Times
McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
Breitbart's Inheritors Battle Over His Legacy  —  Less than a year after the sudden death the conservative provocateur and pioneering blogger Andrew Breitbart, the web empire he had begun to build under his own name is plagued by an unusual degree of disorganization and rampant infighting …
Discussion: Poynter
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Did The Daily Beast Eat Newsweek?  —  The shutdown of the venerable print edition of Newsweek is yet another step in the long, inexorable march of all things print to digital — a familiar storyline.  Except when it's not.  Many pundits will proclaim Newsweek as simply the latest …
Discussion: Poynter
Jim Romenesko:
Clark Kent quits the Daily Planet in Superman #13 — and he doesn't go quietly.  He resigns in front of the whole staff, reports Brian Truitt, “and rails on how journalism has given way to entertainment.”  (The Daily Planet is now part of the multimedia corporation Galaxy Broadcasting.)
Jim Romenesko:
How NYT's David Carr got scooped on the Newsweek story  —  New York Times media reporter David Carr started working on the death-of-Newsweek-print-edition story on Wednesday, but got beat by Newsweek, which announced the news early Thursday.  Carr told a Washington and Lee Journalism Ethics Institute audience …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
David Bowden / Sky News:
Hacking: Mirror Papers Face Legal Claims  —  Newspapers belonging to Trinity Mirror are for the first time to face legal claims for phone hacking, Sky News has learned.  —  Until now the only company to be sued for illegally snooping on voicemail messages was News Group Newspapers, publishers of the now-defunct News of the World.
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Streaming TV Startup Aereo Files Appeal In Network Case, Cites Cablevision Precedent  —  The legal battle between major broadcast networks and TV startup Aereo continues to unwind, as Aereo has filed a brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Anna Heim / The Next Web:
Ustream comes out as a media company, boosts its curation with new hires  —  Ustream has hired two media veterans to expand its content strategy, the live streaming company revealed.  Cybil Wallace and Scott Roesch are joining respectively from CNN.com and Viacom to serve as Ustream's Executive producer …
PressGazette:
Newsnight editor steps aside as BBC faces ‘worst crisis for 50 years’ over Savile documentary  —  Newsnight editor Peter Rippon has stepped aside “with immediate effect” while the BBC reviews its response to the Jimmy Savile sex scandal, the corporation said today.
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Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
How the Huffington Post handles 70+ million comments a year
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
New ‘Observer’ hires include Faye Penn, Duff McDonald
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Reporter ‘not allowed’ to talk to voters at Biden event
Kunal Dutta / The Independent:
'Murdoch? He's a psychopath like Stalin' Black's back - and this time he's taking no prisoners
Discussion: Guardian
Sarah Lacy / PandoDaily:
Without Arianna, the Huffington Post mafia is taking Manhattan
Discussion: Poynter and Monday Note
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Jayson Blair on the first time he plagiarized: 'I can't believe no one caught that'
Discussion: CBS News
Matthew Belloni / The Hollywood Reporter:
Ex-L.A. Times Editors Join BuzzFeed in Push to Cover Hollywood (Exclusive)
Discussion: LA Observed and FishbowlLA
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Amazon apparently discontinues Kindle Touch in favor of Paperwhite
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
For Whom The Bell Tolls? It Tolls For TV...
Elizabeth Flock / US News:
Voice of America, 70 Years Later, Faces Bureaucratic Troubles
 

 
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