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2:35 PM ET, October 3, 2011

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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
ABC News and Yahoo News Announce Deal to Share Content  —  Yahoo News, which has more unique visitors than any other news Web site, is partnering with ABC News to share stories and feature Web video series.  —  The partnership, announced Monday on ABC's “Good Morning America,” …
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Julie Moos / Poynter:
Yahoo, ABC News partnered in 2000, too … ABC reaches further: … It's a whole new day.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
HuffPost 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.
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John Koblin / WWD:
Huffington Post Taps Rita Wilson
Discussion: The New York Observer
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
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
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
Jennifer Preston / New York Times:
Mashable, Once a One-Man Blog, Gains Clout in Social Media  —  Pete Cashmore acknowledged he was nervous.  Only a few years ago, he was living with his parents in a small town in northeast Scotland, trying to start a technology blog.  Now, at 26, he was about to interview Elie Wiesel …
Discussion: Poynter and eMedia Vitals, Thanks:beet_tv
D.M. Levine / Adweek:
The Fox News Revolution  —  Fifteen years ago this month, Rupert Murdoch launched Fox News.  At the time, cable industry executives were skeptical of the idea—News Corp. had to buy its way on to cable, paying system operators an estimated $300 million just to get them to carry the new network.
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Richard Huff / NY Daily News:
Fox News celebrates 15 years on air; Network has become No. 1 in cable news for past 10
Discussion: Adweek and TVNewser
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 …
Drew Grant / The New York Observer:
Exclusive: Occupy Wall Street Activist Slams Fox News Producer In Un-Aired Interview [Video]  —  Protester Jesse LaGreca schools Fox producer  —  Even if Geraldo Rivera was at the Zuccotti Park yesterday, Fox News has generally been a tad dismissive of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
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 …
John F. Burns / New York Times:
Reporter Threatens to Name Names in Phone Hacking Scandal  —  LONDON — A reporter who is among the 16 people arrested and then freed on bail in the phone hacking case that has shaken Rupert Murdoch's media empire in Britain warned his former bosses on Friday that he planned to break his silence on the scandal in a civil court case.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
‘Diggnation,’ Popular Web Talk Show, to End in December  —  Together, Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht are akin to Oprah for a certain class of tech enthusiasts.  —  The weekly beta-testing and beer-guzzling show they have hosted for six years, “Diggnation,” adapted the television talk show format …
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?
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
Yahoo May Finally Launch Digital Newsreader Livestand As Soon As This Week  —  Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) has been no stranger to the apps rush that has swept through the mobile world, and now there are signs that it is looking to redouble its tablet efforts with a new HTML5 product.
Discussion: PSFK
Evelyn Messinger / MediaShift:
Attack of the Attack Ads: Citizens United and the 2012 Elections  —  In 2012, two tidal waves will reconfigure the American electoral system and the news media that cover it.  A tsunami made of money will buoy up the structure of entrenched political power, while a huge wave of personal technology will disrupt it.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
David Hirschman / Street Fight:
Hyperlocal Publishers Form a Trade Group  —  A new trade association aims to unite independent hyperlocal publishers around common business interests and offer services that small publishers may not have access to on their own, such as health insurance.  —  At the Block by Block conference …
Discussion: Poynter and Vouchification
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
PolitiFact Launches News Service To Bring Its Fact-Checking To Print  —  Florida-based news outlet the St. Petersburg Times is launching the PolitiFact News Service today, a new venture that brings the Pulitzer-prize winning political database to newspaper publishers.
Discussion: Poynter
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Tablet Boom Coming To India, For As Little As $35?  —  And you thought the $199 Kindle Fire was cheap?  The Indian government last week promised a rumoured $35 tablet is due to be unveiled this week.  —  Pluggd.in: “The Indian government will subsidise the cost by 50 percent, so a student would have to pay only Rs.
Discussion: C21Media.net
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
The Associated Press brings its breaking news video service online  —  BREAK THE NEWS!  —  The Associated Press (AP) has announced that APTN Direct, its breaking news video service, is to be extended beyond the confines of Satellite broadcasting and onto the Web.
 
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Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
Hands on with the Washington Post's new Android app
David Kaplan / paidContent:
PubMatic Brings In Ex-Time Digital Exec Kirk McDonald
Joseph Stashko / @josephstash:
I've published the invitation list for the Leveson enquiry on Google docs. A veritable who's who of media: http://t.co/brbNbq8M
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Carol Smith Isn't Worried About Harper's Bazaar
Discussion: Adweek
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Entrepreneur Q&A site Sprouter lives on, acquired by Postmedia
Elise Knutsen / The New York Observer:
Harold Ross' Party House for Sale
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Magazines to Marketers: We'll Prove It
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Kim LaCapria / Medacity:
Netflix's Latin America Expansion Hits a Few Snags
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Allan Jefferys, broadcast legend and theater critic at ABC, dead at 88
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
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Discussion: Press Gazette
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
NPR names Gary Knell, head of nonprofit behind ‘Sesame Street,’ as chief executive
Discussion: ArtsBeat and Company Town
Scott Timberg / Salon:
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TechCrunch:
Meta says it is testing its Meta AI chatbot with WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger users in India and parts of Africa

Cristiano Lima-Strong / Washington Post:
Sources detail how Senate Commerce Committee chair Maria Cantwell, who recently proposed a privacy bill, has undermined privacy negotiations for years

Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Elon Musk's xAI previews Grok-1.5 Vision, its first multimodal model, and says the AI model will be available soon to “early testers and existing Grok users”

 
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