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10:20 AM ET, September 29, 2011

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Brad Stone / Business Week:
The Omnivore  —  First it was Earth's Largest Bookstore.  Then came TVs, cameras, appliances, auto parts, music, diapers... Now, with the new Kindle Fire, Amazon's Jeff Bezos is making his boldest move yet  —  Jeff Bezos is channeling Steve Jobs.  It's mid-September and the wiry billionaire founder …
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Martin Langeveld / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Amazon enters the tablet battle: It's all about the shopping  —  In February 2010, before the first iPad shipments, I went out on a limb here (in a post about iPad strategies for publishers) with this prediction:  —  I believe the biggest transformation that will be wrought by the iPad …
Steven Levy / Epicenter:
Playing With Fire: Amazon Launches $200 Tablet, Slashes Kindle Prices
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
News Corp.'s ‘Daily’ Trails Murdoch Reader Goal  —  News Corp. (NWSA)'s the Daily is averaging about 120,000 readers a week, or less than a quarter the number the company said it needs to make money, according to an advertising executive working with the iPad-only publication.
MG Siegler / parislemon:
Fake Steve Jobs: Funny.  Real Dan Lyons: Sloppy, Lazy, Too Old For This S**t.  —  Like everyone else, I used to be a big fan of Fake Steve Jobs.  Then he was revealed to be Dan Lyons.  The magic was over.  The 15 minutes was over.  He had to go back to doing his actual job — though not before he got a book out of it.
Discussion: @mathewi
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Dan Lyons / Real Dan Lyons Web Site:
Kindle Fire, and the tricky business of chasing scoops  —  It's tough work, trying to predict the future.  Especially when it comes to technology products.  —  As I tried to point out yesterday in the post about all the nutty reports about the features that the new iPhone 5 might or might not have …
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
The Michael Wolff Era at Adweek Is Over  —  Media bomb-thrower has been editor of Adweek for less than a year.  Earlier this month, rumors began circulating that he would soon be replaced.  Now, we hear, Wolff's days at Adweek are definitively coming to an end.
Discussion: Poynter and FishbowlNY
Declan Fahy / CJR:
Skeptical of Science  —  Among other new roles, journalists becoming more critical of research  —  The recent coverage of the subatomic particles found to have travelled faster than the speed of light—tentative evidence that could mean a revision of Einstein's special theory of relativity …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
The ‘Occupy Wall Street’ media blackout myth: Plenty of stories, none of them big  —  News interest in the demonstrators presently camping out in a park in the Financial District appears to have increased after a high-ranking police officer was caught on camera apparently pepper-spraying a pair of protesters Sunday.
Liz Castro / Pigs, Gourds, and Wikis:
Apple's iBookstore opens in 25 new countries  —  Christian Peters just alerted me to the fact that he can choose Spain as a market for his books on the iBookstore.  Before today, you could only choose US, UK, France, Germany, Australia, and Canada.  —  Now, you can add twenty-five new markets …
Karyn Campbell / Sparksheet:
Return of the Editor: Why Human Filters are the Future of the Web  —  If web 1.0 was about websites and 2.0 the power of network connectivity, whatever 3.0 looks like, better filters will play a big part.  —  The web has become too big and noisy.  The design community has helped guide us through …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Raphael Satter / The Huffington Post:
News Of The World Paid Spies For Scoops During Piers Morgan's Tenure  —  LONDON — No one suspected the secretary.  —  Efficient, well-dressed and well-liked, Sue Harris was at the heart of the Sunday People, the smallest of Britain's weekly tabloids.  She booked flights, reserved accommodation …
Discussion: Adweek and On Media's Blog
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:   Phone hacking: second NoW journalist takes News International to tribunal
Michael Arrington / UNCRUNCHED:
VentureBeat Needs To Put On Their Big Boy Pants If They Want To Fight With TechCrunch  —  VentureBeat leveled quite an accusation at TechCrunch this evening, claiming that they had evidence that suggested TechCrunch was trading stories for ad buys.  The evidence?
Fox News:
Mexican Journalist Beheaded for Using Social Media to Cover Crime  —  MEXICO CITY - The editor-in-chief of the Primera Hora newspaper in Nuevo Laredo, a border city in northern Mexico, was beheaded for using social media to report on criminals, prosecutors said.
Discussion: The New York Observer
Sabrina Ford / Reuters:
Warner Bros puts your face in Facebook Web series  —  (Reuters) - Warner Bros. on Thursday will unveil a Web show from “Charlie's Angels” director McG that seeks to create a new genre the studio calls a “social series” by taking pictures, music and information from a viewer's Facebook page and putting it in the video.
Angelique Chrisafis / Guardian:
Nicolas Sarkozy ally accused of spying in latest scandal to hit re-election bid  —  Prosecutor close to French president in court over allegations of spying on Le Monde journalists investigating Bettencourt scandal  —  The threat to Nicolas Sarkozy's re-election bid from corruption scandals intensified …
John Plunkett / Guardian:
George Monbiot urges journalists to register their interests  —  Guardian columnist takes first step by revealing his own pay from paper, plus his other income and savings  —  Guardian columnist George Monbiot has called on journalists to sign up to a mandatory register of interests …
Walter S. Mossberg / AllThingsD:
Encyclopaedia Britannica Now Fits Into an App  —  The Encyclopaedia Britannica has been the most prestigious general encyclopedia in the English language for what seems like forever.  But it has always been expensive, and a bit stodgy.  Today, when people need to look up information …
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Independent editor backs plan for bad journalists to be ‘struck off’  —  Chris Blackhurst supports proposal to licence journalists and says paper's Johann Hari should hand back Orwell prize  —  Chris Blackhurst, the editor of the Independent, has come out in support of the Labour party's …
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Yahoo Cofounder Jerry Yang “Has Re-assumed Command”  —  The leadership situation at Yahoo right now is incredibly murky, and no two sources close to the situation see it the same way.  —  That said, one thing is clear.  —  Jerry Yang - who is at once a beloved cofounder and a hated former CEO - has reinserted himself at the top.
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Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:   Board Member David Kenny Wants The Yahoo CEO Job
 
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