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11:25 AM ET, October 25, 2011


 Top News: 
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Apple TV Effort Said to Be Led By ITunes Creator  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) is turning to the software engineer who built iTunes to help lead its development of a television set, according to three people with knowledge of the project.  —  Jeff Robbin, who helped create the iPod in addition …
Steve Zeitchik / LA Times:
Will Aaron Sorkin take on Steve Jobs?  —  EXCLUSIVE: Steve Jobs was front and center again Sunday night when “60 Minutes” aired its much-anticipated interview with his biographer, Walter Isaacson.  It proably won't be the last time the Apple co-founder will dominate our screens.
John Koblin / WWD:
Huffington Post Launches Parentlode Blog  —  HUFFING AND PUFFING: The New York Times and The Huffington Post feud isn't going away.  —  Times lawyers fired off a cease-and-desist letter to Arianna Huffington on Monday, claiming that The Huffington Post's new blog, Parentlode …
David Lieberman /
Is It “Nuclear Winter” For Netflix?  Analysts Tell Investors To Bail After 3Q Setbacks  —  Netflix is in for a brutal morning: The stock is down 35% in pre-market trading from its $118.84 close yesterday as some influential Wall Street tell investors it's time to dump the stock following …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:   Reed Hastings Lays Out the Netflix Comeback Plan
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 …
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
No, CNET Is NOT In Talks To Buy gdgt  —  Several sources close to CBS Interactive tell us that CNET is not in talks to buy gadget news site gdgt, shooting down a report that a buy is imminent.  —  One source said that CNET hadn't even approached gdgt for a round of talks.
Joel Gunter /
News Corp: James Murdoch suffers confidence blow in vote  —  News Corp shareholders have dealt a significant blow to James Murdoch and his brother Lachlan at this year's annual general meeting, with around a third of all shareholders voting against both  —  James Murdoch has been re-elected …
Rachel McAthy /
News among most popular tablet uses, US report finds  —  Study by Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, in collaboration with the Economist Group, also found more users prefer to view news via browsers rather than apps  —  US tablet survey found that browsers are more popular than apps for consuming news
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
TMZ founder Harvey Levin's unsolicited advice to mainstream media: Adapt or die  —  America's foremost gossipmonger has a little unsolicited advice for the nation's mainstream media: Your business model is broken.  Your future is in jeopardy.  Adapt or die.
Michael Musto / La Daily Musto:
Bloomberg Media To Be Rocked with Discrimination Lawsuit  —  ​I've just learned that Bloomberg Media's International Managing Director of Television Brian Martinez—who I knew back in the '90s club days—is filing suit with that company for having been relieved of his duties in July.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Talking Biz News
Zachary Sniderman / Mashable!:
Amazon Embraces HTML5 for New Ebooks  —  Amazon is gearing up to introduce a new, HTML5-based ebook format called Kindle Format 8, the company announced Friday.  —  KF8 is an improvement over the current Mobi 7 standard, with new features that allow publishers to create richer formats and add more advanced design elements.
Discussion: Engadget
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
JP Morgan: Kindle Fire expected to sell 5 million in Q4
Heather Struck / Forbes:
Amazon: Stage Is Set For Uphill Revenue Growth
Discussion: PC Magazine
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Metro Hails Newsstand For Strong Downloads, High Engagement  —  UK free commuter newspaper Metro's new iPad Newsstand edition has proved almost as popular within two weeks of launch as its predecessor had been over a whole year.  —  The app clocked 155,000 downloads in the 11 days between launch …
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
James O'Keefe's Latest Project Alleges Journalistic Corruption; Targets HuffPost's Sam Stein  —  James O'Keefe and his Project Veritas appear to have a new institution in their sights with a new hidden camera video project titled “To Catch a Journalist: Part One.”
Jessica Davies / New Media Age:
Current TV to launch online series sourced from Vimeo community  —  Current TV and video-sharing site Vimeo have struck a deal to launch an online TV documentary series sourced from Vimeo's online filmmaker community.  —  The companies will kick off their partnership with a competition aimed …
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
Sarah Fenske to replace Drex Heikes as LA Weekly editor  —  Village Voice Media brings in someone from its St. Louis alternative paper to run its L.A. counterpart.  —  LA Weekly Editor Drex Heikes announced Monday that he would step down and the Phoenix-based company that publishes …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
PlayJam Takes $5 Million To Go Global With Its Connected TV Games  —  PlayJam, which distributes its own and now third-party casual games to TVs in Europe, is taking a $5 million first investment round to help it do the same in the U.S. and Asia.  —  The money comes from GameStop Digital Ventures …
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Dalya Alberge / Guardian:
Phone hacking: book publishing executives targeted
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Larry King Confirms Radio Rumors... Plus a New TV Show?
Discussion: TALKERS.COM
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
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Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
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Patrick Twohy / San Francisco Business Times:
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Jennifer LaFleur / ProPublica:
Government Could Hide Existence of Records under FOIA Rule Proposal
Marcus Vanderberg / FishbowlLA:
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Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
‘Rock Center’ Winning Higher Ad Rates Than Some NBC Stalwarts
Discussion: B&C, Media & Entertainment and TVNewser
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
Next e-reader innovation: scrolling e-ink web pages
Discussion: TeleRead
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
News International makes concession over Glenn Mulcaire damages
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
Elspeth Reeve / The Atlantic Wire:
What Was Wikileaks Good For?  —  “Leaking to the mainstream press.
Discussion: News Desk
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google+ To Integrate With Blogger
Julie Cohn / The Daily:
CNBC cancels $1M investing contest after players game the system