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10:25 PM ET, November 6, 2012

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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 …
Discussion: @bobbyfinger
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Here's What the New York Times' Nate Silver Traffic Boom Looks Like
Discussion: @mthomps and Mediaite
Margaret Sullivan / @sulliview:   Nate @fivethirtyeight Silver has his very own dedicated copy editor tonight. And no one would begrudge such a thing, given his traffic.
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Nate Silver, By The Numbers
Discussion: VH1 Celebrity, Mediaite and The Fix
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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Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Where to watch the 2012 presidential election live online  —  Millions of people all over the U.S. will flock to the polls Tuesday to make their vote count; and later, everyone will be glued to the screen to find out how the country has voted.  Pretty much all the big news organizations …
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Discussion: Quartz
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Felix Salmon / Reuters:   The FT in play  —  This will come as a surprise to absolutely no one …
Michael de la Merced / DealBook:
F.T. Up for Sale, Report Says, but Pearson Says Not So Fast
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
News Corp. executive sidesteps rumors about plans to acquire more newspapers  —  News Corp. president and chief operating officer Chase Carey sidestepped questions about whether his company is in acquisition mode this afternoon.  —  “Obviously we should look at some things,” said Carey …
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John Jannarone / Wall Street Journal:
News Corp. Earnings Boosted by Gain
New York Times:
Election Night: Live-Blogging the Media Coverage  —  The Media Decoder staff looks at the media coverage of the 2012 presidential election.  —  AOL reported a strong third quarter on Tuesday, helped in large part by improved ad sales.  —  The company, which makes Budweiser beer …
Discussion: CJR
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On The Media:
On The Media's Election Night Bingo  —  Are you watching (or listening) to the election results come in tonight?  Well we are too, so join On the Media producers Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt, along with It's a Free Country's Caitlin Thompson and Stephen Reader while we play interactive election night bingo!
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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Steven Jacobs / Street Fight:   AOL: Patch Remains on Path to Profitability, Expenses Cut 30%
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
How video will provide a third act for AOL
Discussion: Beet.TV
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
CNN to Display Election Results on The Empire State Building  —  CNN is nothing if not a beacon of journalism, so of course it is projecting election results onto the Empire State Building tonight.  —  “As each state is projected by CNN and electoral votes are allocated to the candidates …
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Dylan Byers / Politico:   Shadow of 2008 looms over CNN
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
With Mobile Impressions, Tumblr Pushes Past 20 Billion Pageviews A Month  —  David Karp, the CEO of New York-based Tumblr, revealed some fresh stats about the micro-blogging platform's growth today.  The company is seeing 20 billion pageviews a month, up from 15 billion at the beginning of the year …
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:   If Facebook isn't thinking about buying Tumblr, it should be
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.
Lois Beckett / ProPublica:
Why It May Be Illegal to Instagram Your Ballot  —  Tuesday, Nov. 6, 1:42 p.m. This post has been updated.  —  Proud voters are already posting photos of their ballots on Instagram—sometimes with the names of their chosen candidates filled in.  But before you snap a shot of your vote, you might want to check your state laws.
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 …
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
 
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Alex Fitzpatrick / Mashable!:
Obama Makes 11th Hour Election Day Plea to Reddit
Discussion: Forbes, Betabeat, MediaPost and AllThingsD
Gregory Ferenstein / TechCrunch:
Click Facebook's “I'm Voting” Button, Research Shows It Boosts Turnout
Discussion: The Atlantic Online and CNET
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Roll Call names new editor
Reuters:
Spain's El Pais journalists strike over job cuts
David Carr / Media Decoder:
A Last Fact-Check: It Didn't Work  —  As so many media outlets promised …
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Tentative New York Times Contract Will Preserve Pension Plan, Health Care For Guild Members
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