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11:15 AM ET, November 3, 2012

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Dan Nosowitz / Popular Science:
Meet The Climate Change Denier Who Became The Voice Of Hurricane Sandy On Wikipedia  —  Ken Mampel, an unemployed, 56-year-old Floridian, is in large part the creator of the massive Hurricane Sandy Wikipedia page.  He's also the reason that, for nearly a week, the page had no mention of climate change.
Discussion: The Verge and Gawker.com
Erik Maza / WWD:
Chris Anderson to Exit Wired  —  With presidential politics and Hurricane news dominating the day's headlines, Friday could have scarcely been a better day to bury bombshell media announcements.  And so it was that Condé Nast ceo Chuck Townsend said Wired editor in chief Chris Anderson …
Discussion: Style Ledger
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Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
The Search Is On for Wired's Next Editor  —  The publishing world got an end-of-the-workweek surprise today when Wired announced that editor in chief Chris Anderson in stepping down after 11 years on the job.  Anderson is leaving Wired at the end of the year to become the full-time CEO of 3D Robotics, a company he co-founded in 2009.
Derrick Harris / GigaOM:
MIT researcher says he can predict Twitter trends  —  A researcher at MIT claims to have developed an algorithm that can accurately predict what topics will trend on Twitter.  But Twitter being a relatively minor business in the grand scheme of things, the algorithm might end up being more useful elsewhere …
Discussion: BetaNews, Engadget, Guardian and Poynter
Angela Watercutter / Wired:
Updated Anonymous Doc We Are Legion Gets Online Release  —  We Are Legion explores the history of Anonymous and traces the hacktivist group's influence on current political movements.  —  Photo courtesy Luminant Media  —  It's amazing the Anonymous documentary We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists ever saw the light of day.
Discussion: Softpedia News
Telegraph:
New BBC row over Newsnight ‘paedophile’ politician probe  —  The BBC was last night embroiled in a new row over a Newsnight investigation which planned to out a senior political figure as a paedophile.  —  Jimmy Savile  —  The politician told The Daily Telegraph he denied the claims …
Discussion: BBC and WorldViews
Michelle Atagana / memeburn:
CNN's head of social news: Twitter forces journos to report the news better  —  CNN accounted for about 13% of all social media mentions, according to trend analytics firm Trendrr earlier this year.  That's impressive.  Cable News Network is one of the largest news networks in the world …
Nick Bilton / NYT Bits:
Twitter to Add Photo Filters to Compete With Instagram  —  Twitter is finally learning a lesson from Facebook: If you can't buy it, build it.  —  In the coming months, Twitter plans to update its mobile applications to introduce filters for photos that will allow people to share altered images …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Kobo expands to South Africa to compete against Kindle  —  Ebook retailer Kobo announced its first African launch Tuesday evening: The company is partnering with South African retail chain Pick n Pay to sell the Kobo Touch e-reader and ebooks.  Kobo promises local content available in Afrikaans and English.
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
The Times's Washington Bureau Chief, and Legions of Others, in Defense of Nate Silver  —  Nate Silver, author of the FiveThirtyEight blog on NYTimes.com, may be under attack from some people, as I noted in a post on Thursday but he also has many defenders.  —  Hundreds of them wrote to me in e-mails …
Pew Research Center:
Journalist Alan Murray Named President of Pew Research Center  —  Washington (Nov. 2) — Veteran journalist Alan Murray, currently deputy managing editor and executive editor, online, for The Wall Street Journal, has been named President of the Pew Research Center, succeeding public opinion expert Andrew Kohut …
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Capital New York:   Who will be the next editor of ‘The Wall Street Journal’? Not Alan Murray
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Sandy Brings Back Prime Time for Original Wireless Network: Radio  —  Amid Continuing Blackout, Medium Is the Only Game in Town  —  Batteries are drained, internet connections long-gone.  For the nearly 5 million households muddling through a fourth day without power in the wake of Hurricane Sandy …
Anthony Crupi / Adweek:
Storm may have cost media industry half a billion dollars  —  Already looking rocky at the start of the fourth quarter, the media economy this week was dealt a staggering blow by Hurricane Sandy.  —  In disrupting local TV and radio broadcasts and putting a halt to all New York media buying …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Twitter Releases Numbers Related To Hurricane Sandy: More Than 20M Tweets Sent During Its Peak  —  As you know, the devastation of Hurricane Sandy has hit millions.  Many turned to Twitter to discuss what they were going through.  Today, the company shared some interesting facts and numbers having …
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Anna Codrea-Rado / CJR:   It's about the info, not the outlet
 
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
News Outlets Held Back Detail Of Benghazi Attack At CIA's Request
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E-Sports Video Streaming Platform, Twitch, Partners With Sony Online Entertainment To Add …
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LongTail Raises $5 Million to Take on Web Video Heavyweights
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Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Reporter accused of plagiarism tells his side of the story
Julie Moos / Poynter:
New York Times to restore paywall after 5 days of free access
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Associated Press:
News media play big role in figuring out election winners long before vote count ends
Betabeat:
Less Looting, More Trolling: Daily Mail, Drudge Get Pwnd By Twitter Pranksters #SandyLootCrew
 

 
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Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Larry Page interview: Silicon Valley has become short-sighted; too few investors are chasing breakthrough technologies

Michael Hsu / Wall Street Journal:
HP unveils MB Chronowing smartwatch with buttons instead of a touchscreen, and an estimated 7-day battery life, on sale Nov. 7 starting at $349

Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Come Out, Come Out: The Tim Cook Moment Is Here

 
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