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8:20 AM ET, October 3, 2011

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Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Murdoch's Tablet Newspaper Experiment Shows Some Promise  —  IPad-only Pub Has 120,000 Active Weekly Readers and Is Getting a Boost From Burgeoning Device Market, But Is Still a Long Way From Viable Biz  —  Can you build a general-news publication exclusively for tablets and gain an audience of paying subscribers?
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Daily Claims 80,000 Paying Subscribers; Majority Opt For Annual Plan  —  News Corp has stopped stonewalling about The Daily's circulation following reports from Bloomberg that the tablet tabloid had 120,000 weekly uniques and from paidContent that nearly two-thirds of those were paying subs.
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi:   .@katherinedanks: Murdoch spent over $30 million launching it and it costs $30 million a year to run — needs 500K paying to break even
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
NPR names Gary Knell, head of nonprofit behind ‘Sesame Street,’ as chief executive  —  NPR on Sunday named Gary Knell, who has headed the organization that produces “Sesame Street,” as its new chief executive and president.  —  Knell replaces Vivian Schiller, who left NPR in March …
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
HuffPo at One Biiiilllliiion Monthly Page Views: More Buying, More Launching, More Hiring  —  The Huffington Post Media Group, which says it has topped one billion page views for the month of August, has bought an online grassroots platform called Localocracy.
Dave Itzkoff / ArtsBeat:
‘Arrested Development’ Movie, and New TV Episodes, Are in the Works  —  Captain Ahab had Moby-Dick; Linus van Pelt had the Great Pumpkin; and, in the five years since “Arrested Development” has gone off the air, fans of that underdog Fox comedy series have spent their lives pining …
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Kenneth Starr calls for cameras in the Supreme Court  —  The prosecutor known for introducing the world to Monica Lewinsky through his investigation of the Whitewater land deal is speaking out about cameras in the Supreme Court.  In an editorial, former independent counsel Kenneth Starr (now president of Baylor University) writes:
Discussion: CNN and New York Times
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Dreaming at the Kindle Potential  —  With each introduction of a new reading device publishers around the world are overcome with the same recurring same fantasy: What if it worked, this time around?  Could a reliable business model emerge for news publishing companies?
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
He's Back: Bob Pittman Named CEO of Clear Channel  —  Longtime media and Internet exec Bob Pittman has been named CEO of radio broadcast and outdoor advertising giant Clear Channel, the company announced today.  —  Pittman — who has been chairman of Clear Channel's media and entertainment platforms …
Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
Google Takes Page From Sunday Newspaper With New ‘Circulars’ Ads  —  Google Inc. (GOOG) is on a quest to make Internet advertising look more like the Sunday paper.  —  The online-search giant is working with advertisers such as Best Buy Co. and Macy's Inc. (M) to create Web-based circulars …
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Chris Blackhurst: 'It's relentless, but I'm having fun'  —  The Independent's new editor talks about his plans to give the paper more energy - and whether the title will back Labour or the Lib Dems ever again  —  Chris Blackhurst is quick to tell me that this is his “fourth incarnation at the Independent” …
Discussion: Press Gazette
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter:
Kim LaCapria / Medacity:
Netflix's Latin America Expansion Hits a Few Snags  —  While Netflix has had little difficulty gaining steam in the US market- even if it hasn't been going all too smoothly lately- the company is facing some significant hurdles to similarly entrench itself with customers to the south as it expands into Latin America.
 
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Joyce Chen / NY Daily News:
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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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