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3:30 PM ET, November 6, 2012

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Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
News orgs innovate with election coverage  —  Tuesday night will be the most interactive election night ever.  —  Millions of Americans won't just be watching results come in, they'll be participating in new ways thanks to news organizations doing just about everything they can think of to enhance live coverage tonight.
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Lisa Richwine / Reuters:
Major TV News Networks Agree To Shield Early Exit Poll Data On Election Day  —  LOS ANGELES, Nov 5 (Reuters) - U.S. television networks face a new challenge in covering this year's excruciatingly close presidential election: prevent closely guarded exit poll results from leaking onto Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms.
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Where to watch the 2012 presidential election live online
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Facing an Election Night Clamor
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Christmas Coming Early For AOL Shareholders With $445M Dividend  —  Mark your calendar, AOL shareholders: Dec. 14 is your lucky day.  —  On that date, almost exactly three years to the day after the internet giant spun out from Time Warner, AOL will pay out a one-time dividend of $5.15 per share, or $445 million total.
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Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
How video will provide a third act for AOL  —  AOL has been down forever but it's still far from out.  After towering as an internet giant a decade ago and then crawling along as a zombie spin-off since 2009, the muddled media giant is ready for a third act.
Discussion: The Next Web and Beet.TV
Steven Jacobs / Street Fight:   AOL: Patch Remains on Path to Profitability, Expenses Cut 30%
Marc Tracy / The New Republic:
Nate Silver Is a One-Man Traffic Machine for the Times  —  “FiveThirtyEight is drawing huge traffic,” New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson told me yesterday.  She added, “What's interesting is a lot of the traffic is coming just for Nate.”  —  There has been plenty of controversy …
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Voters gather to decide Nate Silver's fate  —  Yes, today's rather important for President Obama and Mitt Romney, as well as their families and supporters.  But New York Times poll-blogger Nate Silver's predictions have made him a target for the ire of conservatives and pundits protecting …
Bloomberg:
Pearson Said Exploring Financial Times Sale as CEO Leaves  —  Pearson Plc (PSON) is planning to explore a sale of the Financial Times newspaper, as the company focuses on its faster-growing education business, people with knowledge of the situation said.  —  The company has decided …
Discussion: FT Alphaville
Christine Haughney / Media Decoder:
Senior Executive at The Times Will Retire  —  A senior executive of The New York Times Company responsible for key business results is retiring, and the company is eliminating the position entirely.  —  Scott Heekin-Canedy, president and general manager of The New York Times, will retire by year's end.
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Exclusive: Amazon to win out over Apple in e-book price tussle  —  (Reuters) - European Union regulators are to accept an offer by Apple and four publishers to end an antitrust probe into their e-book prices, two sources said, handing Amazon victory in a bid to sell online books cheaper than its rivals, sources said.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Marissa Mayer Will “Talk About Where She Is Taking Yahoo” in First Media Interview Since Becoming CEO  —  Marissa Mayer — the typically press-loving Silicon Valley exec who has avoided much media interaction since she took over as CEO of Yahoo — will be doing her first sit-down interview …
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Jamie Condliffe / Gizmodo:
Samsung Teams Up With Yahoo For Interactive TV Service
Discussion: Engadget
Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM:
Amazon Prime tests $7.99/month option to compete with Hulu+, Netflix  —  Amazon is offering some users who don't want to drop $79 on an annual Prime membership another option: Paying $7.99 a month.  While that actually adds up to more money on a yearly basis ($95.88), it may bring new users into the fold …
Don Jeffrey / Bloomberg:
Pandora Media Sues Ascap Seeking Lower Songwriter Fees  —  Pandora Media Inc. (P), the biggest Internet radio service, sued the organization representing songwriters and composers to seek lower license fees for playing their songs.  —  Pandora, which is also lobbying the U.S. Congress …
Discussion: PC Magazine and The Verge
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Roll Call names new editor  —  David Rapp will be the next editor of Roll Call, CQ Roll Call announced Tuesday.  —  Rapp is heading to Roll Call from Bloomberg Government but previously worked at CQ as editor and senior vice president.  He starts his new gig at Roll Call on Nov. 12 …
 
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