Bill Carter / New York Times:
MSNBC Is Close to Falling to Third Place in Cable News Ratings — How badly has MSNBC been hurt by the loss of Keith Olbermann? Enough, apparently, to be on the verge of falling back into third place among the cable news networks. — The ratings results for the month of September show that CNN …
Discussion: Poynter, Company Town, Business Insider, The Daily Caller, Chickaboomer and Inside Cable News
Julie Moos / Poynter: MSNBC losing viewers without Olbermann, CNN gaining
Glynnis MacNicol / Business Insider: Ha! The NYT Thinks MSNBC's Ratings Are Plummeting Because Olbermann Isn't There
Marty / Chickaboomer: MSNBC Fail: Out On A Limb
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Most — But Not All — Big Magazine Publishers Sign On for Amazon's Tablet — In 2010, magazine publishers got giddy about the prospects of selling their stuff on the iPad. This year's version of the story: Lots of enthusiasm, tempered with a little bit of skepticism, over Amazon's new tablet.
Discussion: paidContent, PC Magazine, Softpedia News, Editors Weblog, TeleRead, Forbes, GigaOM, Amazon.com, ZDNet, Guardian, Fortune, AppleInsider, TechCrunch, Medacity, Bookseller news, Garcia Media, Engadget, Mashable!, Kindle Review, The New York Observer, 9to5Mac, Gizmodo, Electronista, 9to5Google, eMedia Vitals, Business Insider, Pocket-lint and AllThingsD, more at Techmeme »
Katherine Travers / Editors Weblog: Amazon to release new tablet : The Kindle Fire?
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Amazon to kindle a Fire, but new Nooks in offing as well
Parmy Olson / Forbes: Morning Tech Wrap: Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft
Erica Ogg / GigaOM: Coming soon: A whole bunch of tablet pretenders
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / ZDNet: No one will care that Amazon's Kindle tablet is a RIM PlayBook
Josh Halliday / Guardian: Boot up: Tumblr valued at $800m, Zynga posts 95% decline in year-on-year profits, and more
JP Mangalindan / Fortune: Today in Tech: The Amazon Kindle Fire
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider: Amazon signs magazine publishers, Fox ahead of tablet launch
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch: Amazon's Small Gamble
Kim LaCapria / Medacity: Hearst and Conde in With New Kindle Tablet, Time Isn't- Yet
Katieallen / Bookseller news: Amazon Fires up new Kindle
Dr. Mario R. Garcia / Garcia Media: Amazon's new tablet may fire up the competition
Michael Gorman / Engadget: Big publishers to provide fuel for Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet?
Lance Ulanoff / Mashable!: Amazon's Tablet: The iPad's Biggest Threat
Emily Witt / The New York Observer: Conde Nast, Hearst and Meredith Back Amazon Tablet, Embrace the Duopoly
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac: Book Burning? Amazon trying to set iPad ablaze Wednesday with the Kindle Fire tablet launch
Kwame Opam / Gizmodo: Rumor: Amazon's New Tablet Will Be the Kindle Fire
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Google: Amazon gearing up for Kindle Fire tablet launch with video and magazine deals
Christopher Mims / Technology Review:
How Amazon's Tablet Perpetuates Apple's Stranglehold on Media App Distribution — Amazon appears to be offering publishers the same unsavory terms as Apple, which feels like a missed opportunity. — On Wednesday, Amazon will unveil its new seven-inch tablet, which is rumored to be based on the now-defunct BlackBerry Playbook.
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Josh Ong / AppleInsider: Amazon to build 12M ‘Tequila’ and ‘Whitney’ Kindles, 3M 7-inch ‘Hollywood’ tablets
Tom Krazit / paidContent: Reports: Amazon's Kindle Fire Tablet A ‘Stopgap’ Design, Publishers Line Up
Jared Newman / Techland: Amazon Kindle Tablet: What We Know So Far
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Conde Nast, Meredith, Hearst sign on for Amazon tablet launch
Jay Yarow / Business Insider: Amazon's Tablet Is A “Pretty Poor” “Stopgap” That The Kindle Team Didn't Even Work On
Patricio Robles / the Econsultancy blog: Amazon readies the Kindle Fire: report
Tom Loftus / Digits: Tech Today: All Eyes on Amazon
Nidhi Subbaraman / Fast Company: iPad Order Confusion, Fire: Amazon's Tablet Named, Facebook's $10 Million Free Ads …
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Amazon Kindle Fire price and publishers revealed?
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat: Amazon may debut its ‘Kindle Fire’ tablet Wednesday
Wilson Rothman / msnbc.com: Amazon's tablet called ‘Kindle Fire,’ says TechCrunch
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider: New Amazon Kindle Fire tablet said to be slower version of RIM's PlayBook
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Amazon Tablet So Hot It's On ‘Fire’?
Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader: Kindle Tablet to be a Playbook Clone?
Todd Haselton / BGR: Amazon to reveal ‘Kindle Fire’ Android tablet on Wednesday
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: Report: ‘Kindle Fire’ is name of Amazon.com's new tablet
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: On Wednesday, Amazon Will Unveil The “Kindle Fire”
Dylan Love / Business Insider: Amazon's Tablet Will Be Called The “Kindle Fire” And Look A Lot Like The PlayBook
Guess Who Made The Highest Bid For Hulu — Remember how a group of bidders was circling around Hulu a couple weeks ago? Whatever happened with that? — Two sources tell us that satellite TV provider Dish was the highest bidder, coming in around $1.9 billion. It beat out both Amazon and Yahoo.
Discussion: Adweek, VentureBeat and Electronista, more at Techmeme »
Emma Bazilian / Adweek: Dish Outbid Competition for Hulu
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat: Hulu's highest bidders? Google and Dish Network
Helene Mulholland / Guardian:
Sun newspaper involved in phone hacking, claims Labour's Tom Watson — Phone-hacking scandal ‘far beyond News of the World’, alleges home affairs select committee member, calling for James Murdoch to resign as BSkyB chairman — A Labour MP has alleged that phone hacking at News International has gone …
Patrick Wintour / Guardian:
Labour plans tighter media regulation
Labour plans tighter media regulation
Discussion: Telegraph, Guardian, Boing Boing, Helen Lewis Hasteley, Sky News, The Huffington Post and Crikey
Roy Greenslade / Guardian: Licensed journalists? Surely Labour is joking...
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing: UK Labour Party wants journalism licenses, will prohibit “journalism” …
Helen Lewis-Hasteley / Helen Lewis Hasteley: Labour's odd plan to get bad journalists “struck off”
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Several Outsiders Said to Be Considered for Time Inc. CEO Job — As Time Warner's search for a CEO of its Time Inc. magazine division grinds on, new names of suspected candidates have surfaced. Given the list, it appears that the company still seems to be focused on bringing in an outsider.
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
In real-time, journalists' tweets contribute to a ‘raw draft’ of history — When historians look through the Library of Congress' Twitter archive years from now, Andy Carvin's tweets will be among those that help tell the story of the Arab Spring. — Carvin recently acquired his own archive of tweets …
Vadim Lavrusik / Nieman Journalism Lab:
What Facebook's latest updates mean for journalists — Editor's Note: Vadim Lavrusik, Facebook's Journalist Program Manager, is responsible for building and managing programs that help journalists, in various ways, make use of Facebook in their work. Below, he explains Facebook's recent design changes.
Discussion: Daniel Bachhuber's weblog, ZDNet, eMedia Vitals, Cision Blog and bookforum.com
Daniel Bachhuber / Daniel Bachhuber's weblog: Status — Facebook is crack to journalists and pushers …
Rob O'Regan / eMedia Vitals: What Facebook's latest updates mean for journalists
Yvette Pistorio / Cision Blog: Using Facebook's new features for PR and marketing
Marc Randolph / Kibble:
Did Netflix screw up? I don't think so. — Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced last week that the company would be splitting off their DVD rental service into a new business to be called Qwikster. Last time I checked their blog post on the subject, there were 27,183 comments.
Discussion: MSDN Blogs and GigaOM, more at Techmeme »
Steve Rowe / MSDN Blogs: Pruning the Decision Tree
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Salon CEO Calls For ‘American Spring’ With Site's Relaunch — NEW YORK — David Talbot has seen Salon go through several iterations since founding the site in 1995. He was Salonâs editor-in-chief for a decade and served a couple of stints as CEO. In July, Talbot returned as interim CEO …
Discussion: Poynter, Mixed Media and On Media's Blog
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Can Salon.com become the NPR of the Internet?
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Can Salon.com Become the NPR of the Internet?
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Salon founder returns with a populist mission
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
China's ‘Facebook’ RenRen Buys China's ‘YouTube’ 56.com — A fusion of social and video in China... Renren, the social network which listed on Wall Street this spring, is acquiring the user-uploaded video site 56.com for $80 million. — Sequoia Capital, Steamboat Ventures, CID Group and SIG were investors.
Discussion: PR Newswire, Tech in Asia and TechCrunch
Rick Martin / Tech in Asia: China's Renren Acquires Video Site 56.com
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
How David Bradley and Justin Smith Saved ‘The Atlantic’ — Four years ago, David Bradley, the chairman and sole owner of the Atlantic Media Company, came up to New York from Washington, D.C., to have dinner at The Carlyle with Justin Smith, who was then president and publisher of The Week.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
SEC Watch: Chelsea Clinton Joins IAC Board — Chelsea Clinton—yes, that Chelsea Clinton—and Sonali De Rycker, a partner at Accel Partners in London, are joining the board of Barry Diller's IAC (NSDQ: IACI). — The two were elected to the board last week; the company filed with the SEC Monday afternoon.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, The New York Observer, CNNMoney.com and Business Insider
Joel Gunter / Journalism.co.uk:
Israel releases Palestinian Al Jazeera journalist — Network's Kabul bureau chief Samer Allawi has been released after six-week detention. Allawi has reportedly confessed to links with Palestinian militant group Hamas — Israel has released Al Jazeera's Kabul bureau chief Samer Allawi …
The Washington Post Social Reader app unnerves me. The act of “Reading” is now itself an action. You don't click any “read this” button. It may be benign to some but there are potential pitfalls on the privacy front. — What if your friends saw a steady stream of articles that you were reading?
Choire Sicha / The Awl: The Zipless Facebook