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4:05 AM ET, October 25, 2011


 Top News: 
Netflix Streams Revs, But Stock Takes Big Hit 7 hours ago  —  Even with its admitted marketing blunders, recent Netflix financial results appeared relatively unscathed — but the stock market didn't respond well. ...  - Cross-Platform Sync Ad Draws 23% Interactivity Rates for USA Net, Ford 9 hours ago
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Netflix Shares Tank After Losing Subscribers, And Terrible Guidance  —  The Netflix numbers are out, and while the company beat revenue and earnings expectations, it lost U.S. subscribers and had terrible guidance.  —  The stock is getting smashed, falling 21% 28% in after hours trading.
Tanzina Vega / NYT Media Decoder:
Group Says Newspapers Aren't Dead, They're Alluring  —  With more people getting their daily dose of news online through blogs and social media sites, traditional newspapers have gotten short shrift.  Print is dead or dying, say media experts, and advertising can't keep pace.
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
‘Rock Center’ Winning Higher Ad Rates Than Some NBC Stalwarts  —  Tuning In: Why NBC Likes Brian Williams More Than the Playboy Bunnies  —  Looks like NBC's dapper news anchor Brian Williams has more leverage with advertisers than a passel of scantily-clad cocktail waitresses.
Discussion: B&C and Media & Entertainment
Wall Street Journal:
NBC Unable to Shake Slide in Ratings
Discussion: Company Town and TVbytheNumbers
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
News International makes concession over Glenn Mulcaire damages  —  James Murdoch says NI will pay damages awarded against Mulcaire, for phones hacked on behalf of News of the World  —  James Murdoch has admitted that News International will have to pay any damages awarded …
Richard Blackden / Telegraph:   Rupert Murdoch urged to sell off newspapers by top News Corp shareholder
Patrick Twohy / San Francisco Business Times:
Bay Citizen news site loses CEO on heels of editor … Lisa Frazier, the founding CEO for the Bay Citizen, a news site created with funding and help from Bay Area money man Warren Hellman, is stepping down, according to a story posted on the Bay Citizen's website on Friday.
Huffington Post Canada:
Le Huffington Post Québec: French-Language Edition Of HuffPost Coming To Canada … AOL Canada , AOL Canada Huffington Post , AOL Huffington Post Quebec , AOL Quebec , French Canada Huffington Post , French Canada Media , French Huffington Post , HPMG Canada , HPMG Quebec …
Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:
Agency says HuffPo story payout sets precedent
Discussion: WebProNews and Editors Weblog
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
JP Morgan: Kindle Fire expected to sell 5 million in Q4  —  Just weeks after dismissing the Kindle Fire as a potential challenger to the iPad, J.P. Morgan is now upping its assessment of Amazon's debut tablet, saying the device is expected to move 4.5 to 5 million units in the fourth quarter.
Discussion: AllThingsD and Betabeat
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
CNET In Talks To Acquire gdgt As Early As This Week  —  Back in 2009, TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington wrote that CNET (and parent company CBS) were sniffing around gdgt, the then-brand-new community/review site/blog by Peter Rojas and Ryan Block.  While CNET was considering an investment at the time …
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Three Editors Depart Details, The Fix Picks Up One  —  Details entertainment editor David Walters resigned today to take a job at The Daily, according to a Conde Nast source.  —  Mr. Walters is the third high-level departure at Conde Nast's other men's magazine this month.
Christopher Hope / Telegraph:
WikiLeaks' money woes brings end to leak of secrets  —  WikiLeaks is to stop publishing state secrets because it is running out of money, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.  —  The whistleblowing website set up by Julian Assange said that it is temporarily suspending publication of leaks to fight a “blockade” by credit card companies.
Elspeth Reeve / The Atlantic Wire:   What Was Wikileaks Good For?  —  “Leaking to the mainstream press.
Jennifer LaFleur / ProPublica:
Government Could Hide Existence of Records under FOIA Rule Proposal  —  A proposed rule to the Freedom of Information Act would allow federal agencies to tell people requesting certain law-enforcement or national security documents that records don't exist - even when they do.
Discussion: TPM LiveWire and The Daily Caller
Matt Kinsman / Folio:
The Atlantic Sees 19 Percent Jump in Ad Revenue for Third Quarter  —  Publisher remains on track for “multi-million dollar” profit in 2011.  —  For the 12th consecutive quarter in a row, The Atlantic is reporting gains in print and online revenue.  In third quarter 2011 …
Heather Struck / Forbes:
Amazon: Stage Is Set For Uphill Revenue Growth  — will report its third quarter earnings Tuesday, and the analyst outlooks are for the stock to go to at least $250 barring any major problems in the top and bottom-line numbers.  The company recently introduced its new affordable …
Discussion: PC Magazine
Julie Cohn / The Daily:
CNBC cancels $1M investing contest after players game the system  —  It turns out CNBC's fantasy stock market game approximates reality a little better than the network had anticipated.  —  Its much-hyped Million-Dollar Portfolio Challenge was suspended Friday because some cagey users managed to game the system.
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
‘American Idol,’ NFL Duke it out for Priciest TV Spot  —  Watch out, Steven Tyler.  The Green Bay Packers are rushing you.  —  Long TV's most expensive program for advertisers, “American Idol” is now neck-and-neck with NBC's “Sunday Night Football” as the costliest prime-time show on this year's schedule …
Discussion: TVbytheNumbers and TVNewser
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Piper Jaffray: Apple is already building prototype TV sets  —  The solution Steve Jobs said he “finally cracked” could be a $6 billion business by 2014  —  Click to enlarge.  Source:  —  In a note to clients released Monday, Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster seizes …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google+ To Integrate With Blogger  —  Up-and-coming social network Google+ will soon be integrated with Google's blogging platform, Blogger, according to a message now appearing in the “Edit User Profile” section of Blogger's Settings.  —  The message reads “Connect Blogger to Google+ …
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Marcus Vanderberg / FishbowlLA:
Clear Channel Radio Promotes John Ivey to Senior VP
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
Next e-reader innovation: scrolling e-ink web pages
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Times Newspapers permitted to use leaked documents in libel defence
Keith Koffler / White House Dossier:
Petty Punishment for the Washington Post
Discussion: Globe and Mail and Washington Post
Emily Witt / The New York Observer:
HarperCollins Acquires Newmarket Press
Discussion: Publishers Weekly and GalleyCat
Kevin Downey / TVNewsCheck:
‘Katie’ A Go As Clearances Top 60% Of U.S.
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Howard Kurtz Asks If Media Too Slow To Give President Obama Credit For Muammar Gaddafi Killing
Discussion: Erik Wemple
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Casey Anthony: NBC Finds Clever Way Around Paying For Interview
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
The Bestsellers: Steve Jobs And The Importance Of Pre-Orders
Discussion: The Corsair, AppleInsider and Forbes
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
CBS Correspondent Robert Pierpoint Dies at 86
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Tina Brown Preps Daily Beast TV Original video set to launch in Nov.
Maha El Dahan / Reuters:
Egyptian talk show host suspends show in protest
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
DAVID FRUM: It's Time We Republicans Finally Admitted That Paul Krugman Might Be Right
Discussion: Paul Krugman