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8:15 AM ET, September 30, 2011

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Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
The Yes Men Raise Money to Publish the Occupy Wall Street Journal  —  Media activists The Yes Men are raising money on Kickstarter to publish a four-page broadsheet about the 99% represented at Liberty Plaza called The Occupy Wall Street Journal, Animal NY noticed.
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Clean Slate: How the online mag's tech director Dan Check fine-tuned a 15-year-old machine  —  As the web's oldest living magazine, Slate has acquired a certain reputation of, well, old-fashionedness.  The New York Observer called Slate “tech-backward” last November.
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Bloomberg:
Microsoft Said to Add Comcast, Verizon Pay TV to Xbox Live  —  Microsoft Corp. plans to offer online pay television service from Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) and Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) through Xbox Live, in an bid to channel more entertainment to its video-game console, people with knowledge of the situation said.
Kunur Patel / AdAge:
Amazon's Kindle Fire Could Ignite Tablet Media Consumption  —  At Less than Half the Price of iPad, New Device Pulls Down Barriers to Entry  —  By pricing its new Kindle Fire tablet at less than half the cost of an Apple iPad, Amazon is setting up tablet consumption of media to spread …
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Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
Magazines Join With New Tablet Challenger
Discussion: Deal Journal, Digits and eMedia Vitals
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Should Google Tweak the News We Consume?  —  Should Google play an editorial role in presenting readers with news?  —  That question was a matter of debate at Zeitgeist, a Google conference this week in Paradise Valley, Ariz., where Larry Page, Google's co-founder and chief executive …
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Is it Google's job to somehow improve the media?
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Stephen / Digital Times:
DoneDeal sells majority stake to Norwegian firm  —  DoneDeal always enjoyed impressive figures  —  DoneDeal has sold “just over 50 per cent” of its company to Norway's Schibsted Media Group.  No price was revealed, however, Schibsted now has a majority shareholding in an Irish firm …
MediaShift Idea Lab:
Hyper-Local Heaven at UC Berkeley's Journalism School  —  I've said this many times before: The driving force behind my career has been to increase the level of transparency and participation in the process of journalism.  —  That driving force has taken my career in all kinds of fun …
Tom Kington / Guardian:
News Corp faces fresh hacking drama - around satellite TV cards  —  Italian trial of those accused of hacking TV access cards turns spotlight on to Sky Italia - and reveals that hackers nicknamed Rupert Murdoch ‘the Kangaroo’  —  The Palace of Justice in Siracusa on the east coast of Sicily feels …
eMarketer:
Twitter Ad Revenues to Near $400 Million by 2013  —  Ad dollars expected to triple this year  —  Twitter will earn $139.5 million in global ad revenues this year, up 210% from $45 million in 2010, according to a new forecast from eMarketer.  By 2013, eMarketer estimates worldwide ad revenues at Twitter will reach nearly $400 million.
Barbara Selvin / Poynter:
RiverheadLocal one of the hyperlocal success stories at Block by Block summit  —  The theme for the homecoming parade was board games, and Denise Civiletti, the publisher of RiverheadLocal.com, moved into the street to get a shot of the senior class' Candyland float as it rumbled along Osborn Avenue in Riverhead, N.Y.
Steve Fishman / New York Magazine:
Floored by News Corp.: Who Hacked a Rival's Computer System?  —  News Corp. was at war with Floorgraphics, a small in-store advertising company, and veteran salesman Gary Henderson was leading the attack.  He appeared to have a valuable advantage: access to inside information …
Discussion: On Media's Blog
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
With ‘frictionless sharing,’ Facebook and news orgs push boundaries of online privacy  —  Facebook again may have gone too far in its quest to make privacy obsolete, and this time some news organizations could get burned by going along with it.  —  Facebook spent years making it easier …
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
Google Analytics Goes Real-Time & Gets a Premium Version  —  Google launches two new features for Google Analytics: Real-time stats and premium accounts for large enterprises.  —  Google just announced that it is launching a premium version of its Google Analytics website stats product.
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Dear Marco Arment!  Sorry About Last Week.  We Finally Figured Out What Happened...  Last week, an entrepreneur and writer named Marco Arment trashed us in a blog post, which was then picked up and forwarded around the Twitter-sphere.  —  Marco accused us of lots of horrible things …
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Kevin / Strange Attractor:
Integrated newsrooms must remember print and digital are different products
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Washington Post Chairman — and Facebook Director — Don Graham Talks About Social Reader (Video)
Discussion: Poynter and GigaOM
Jalopnik:
Why we're pissed Arianna Huffington is destroying Autoblog
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Bruce Rushton / Illinois Times:
SJ-R gets a sour Apple from GateHouse
Discussion: Deal Journal and Poynter
David Skok / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Why we need to separate our stories from our storytelling tools
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Righthaven copyright suits tossed in Colorado, too
Discussion: TeleRead and Techdirt
Jessica Davies / New Media Age:
Facebook will be the leading distributor of media by 2020, says former Bebo investor
Discussion: Noted
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Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Onion joke about “screams and gunfire” inside Congress backfires
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
Al Jazeera English Wins Online Journalism Award For Egypt Coverage
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
‘Gruesome’ Bin Laden death photos should be secret, White House says
Discussion: mediabistro.com
 

 
From Techmeme:

Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Nvidia reports Q1 revenue up 262% YoY to $26.04B, vs. $24.65B est., forecasts Q2 revenue above est., and splits its stock 10-for-1; NVDA jumps 5%+

Nitasha Tiku / Washington Post:
Documents and sources: OpenAI didn't use Scarlett Johansson's voice for ChatGPT's Sky and hired another actress months before Sam Altman contacted Johansson

Mayank Parmar / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft users report a massive outage impacting Bing.com, Copilot for web and mobile, Copilot in Windows, and more; ChatGPT and DuckDuckGo have similar issues

 
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