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12:40 PM ET, October 27, 2010


 Top News: 
Amy Thomson / Bloomberg:
Fans Plot World Series Sweep to Bars, Amid Cablevision Shutout  —  Baseball fan Jon Eisenstein set up a new 55-inch, 3-D television at his house ahead of the World Series opener today.  He can't count on watching the Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants on it though.
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
Fox Warns Cablevision: Stop Telling Customers to Steal Our Content
Rick Edmonds / The Biz Blog:
Curley: Newspapers Now Provide Only 20 Percent of AP Revenue  —  Revenues from newspapers have fallen by about one-third at the Associated Press since 2008, from $220 million a year to about $140 million in 2010, and now make up just over 20 percent of the organization's total revenue.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Conde Nast CEO Chuck Townsend Explains The Latest Re-Org: Interview, Memo  —  The Conde Nast re-org that has been hovering for weeks has finally landed, with digital responsibility for brands going to the publishers, Conde Nast Digital converted to an emerging businesses group and ad sales rolled up into Conde Nast Media.
Discussion: Romenesko and eMedia Vitals
Seth C. Lewis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Metrics, impact, and business plans: Things to watch for as the Knight News Challenge enters a new cycle  —  In recent years, it's been something of a parlor game in future-of-journalism circles to speculate about the $25 million Knight News Challenge: Who's going to win this year?
Nikesh Arora / The Official Google Blog:
$5 million to encourage innovation in digital journalism
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
NY Times reporter defends profile of WikiLeaks' Assange  —  New York Times reporter John F. Burns considers WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange—the subject of a front page profile he co-authored Sunday— to be “an incredibly smart man” with an “extremely high IQ.”
American Journalism Review:   Spreading Leaks Before WikiLeaks
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Amex's Ad Agency Asks Us To Remove Post, Threatens Future Business  —  An advertising agency that represents American Express took issue with my post yesterday complaining about my failed efforts to get a simple credit card.  In the post, titled Damnit Amex, Give Me A Credit Card …
Markcuban / blog maverick:
The Value of Your Time and How it Impacts the Internet Video vs Traditional TV battle  —  The argument is pervasive.  Kids don't want or need cable.  They have the internet for content.  Why would they pay all that money when they can find most, if not all the entertainment they want and need for free ?
Dpakman / Pakman's Blog:
Why Netflix Won  —  Very few digital media upstarts have been able to build scale businesses in online entertainment.  No startup has succeeded at scale in digital music (with only Apple and, barely, Amazon registering any level of success — these are hardly startups).
Discussion: MediaMemo
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
NPR receives threat; timing suggests link to Juan Williams firing  —  NPR received a bomb threat Monday, five days after its decision to fire news analyst Juan Williams sparked a hugely negative reaction.  —  Sources at the news organization said the threat was received via U.S. mail …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
WPP's Kantar Unit Launches Online Video Analytics Platform  —  NEW YORK - In a significant development around online video viewership metrics for marketers and publishers, Kantar Video has launched its new “Videolytics” platform in pubic beta today.  —  Based in London, Kantar is the big global market research unit of WPP.
Scott Rosenberg / MediaBugs Blog:
MediaBugs goes national  —  Effective immediately, MediaBugs is expanding its service to handle error reports about media coverage anywhere in the United States.  Previously, we limited our work to the San Francisco Bay Area.  —  Wherever you are in the U.S., and wherever in the country …
Ellie Behling / eMedia Vitals:
Journalism schools: New hyperlocal hubs for publishers?  —  Teaming up with journalism schools has long been a way for publishers to recruit and get inexpensive content in return for giving students coveted bylines and experience for their resumes.  Now, some publishers are taking university …
David Kravets / Threat Level:
LimeWire Shutters File Sharing Services After RIAA Win  —  LimeWire on Tuesday finally shuttered its file sharing services, months after a federal judge sided with the Recording Industry Association of America and found the New York company liable for a “substantial amount of copyright infringement” …
Bill Cromwell / Media Life Magazine:
Media buyers: Tribune Co. is a disaster  —  Poll: Majority think its management is incompetent  —  At least the Tribune board did one thing right: They finally canned Randy Michaels, but in all other ways Tribune Co. and its leaders have made a real mess of things, and it's unlikely …
Damian Roskill / Compete Pulse: Crack Down: Sadly this appears to be working  —  Here at Compete we're always looking out for new marketing and advertising techniques - and we found an interesting one recently.  First, here's the homepage of  I click on the advertisement highlighted below:
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Don Clark / Digits:
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Max Abelson / New York Observer:
Schmoozing on a Global Scale: The Economist Draws the Pooh-Bahs …
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Joe Marchese / MediaPost:
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Sarah Rabil / Bloomberg:
Martha Stewart Executives Said to Leave Amid Reorganization Under Preston
 Earlier Picks: 
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
How a News Tip on the way to Starbucks Led to a BMW Recall
Discussion: Mediaite and ABCNEWS
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
BoingBoing Slows Original Video Production, Focuses on Curation
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Mike Green / The Huffington Post:
Latoya Peterson: Media, Entrepreneurship and Birth of a New Nation
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
AP boss to staff: I've strived to keep your pension plan intact, but...
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Yahoo Courts Former News Corp. Digital Exec Ross Levinsohn As U.S. Head
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog and SAI
Emma Heald / Editors Weblog:
I from the Independent has arrived: affordable, concise …
Discussion: BBC and Guardian
Nielsen Wire:
Nielsen estimates 362,000 Britons behind the Times paywall
Discussion: paidContent:UK
Paul Thomasch / Reuters:
Comcast launches new web video service, stepping up fight
Discussion: Media Buyer Planner and MediaPost

From Techmeme:

Kim Zetter / Wired:
AT&T appears to have paid a member of ShinyHunters $370K+ to delete call records stolen from AT&T's Snowflake account that exposed “nearly all” of its customers

Lauren Thomas / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Alphabet is in advanced talks to acquire cybersecurity startup Wiz for roughly $23B; Wiz raised $1B at a $12B valuation in May 2024

Wes Davis / The Verge:
Apple approves the first PC emulator for iOS, UTM SE, weeks after initially rejecting and barring it from being notarized for third-party app stores in the EU

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