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4:40 PM ET, October 27, 2011


 Top News: 
Jerry Barmash / FishbowlNY:
Cuts, Changes Come to Financial Video Service, Reuters Insider  —  It's been 17 months since Thomson Reuters debuted an online financial video news service, available to Reuters subscribers.  —  However, much like the recent layoffs dotting the radio landscape, (Cumulus, Clear Channel) …
Todd A. Heywood / The American Independent:
Hundreds Cut By Clear Channel Yesterday
Discussion: The New York Observer
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Longtime Washington Post exec Bo Jones to MacNeil/Lehrer  —  After more than three decades with The Washington Post, Bo Jones will become President and CEO of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, which produces “PBS Newshour.”  Jones, who is currently chairman of The Washington Post …
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
Netflix Takes Up a Third of Internet Bandwidth Traffic shifting from computers to connected devices  —  Netflix may have lost 800,000 subscribers last quarter, but there are still more than enough streaming fans left over to hog nearly a third of peak Internet bandwidth.
Yahoo Finance:
Analyst: Digital fees not enough to help NY Times  —  Citigroup analyst downgrades NY Times, expects print ad woes to trump gains from digital fees  —  Related Quotes … NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times' digital paywall is unlikely to collect enough revenue to offset a long-running decline …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Brooks Barnes / Media Decoder:
Disney Channel to Be Introduced in Russia  —  LOS ANGELES — The Walt Disney Company on Thursday said it had completed a deal to introduce the Disney Channel in Russia, one of the world's last big untapped entertainment markets and one in which Disney has struggled to gain a foothold.
Discussion: Company Town and The Wrap
Dan Gillmor / Guardian:
Wikileaks payments blockade sets dangerous precedent  —  The mainstream media should be up in arms about corporations' ability to choke off sources of WikiLeaks' funding  —  Suppose you are the proprietor of an information service.  Your customers buy what you sell using the major payment systems …
Eric Jackson / Forbes:
David Kenny Won't Be the Next CEO of Yahoo!  —  Image by Getty Images Europe via @daylife  —  David Kenny stepped down as President of Akamai (AKAM) yesterday at the same time the company reported good numbers that caused the stock to jump 14% after-hours.
Garett Sloane / New York Post:   Kenny in Yahoo! leader loop
Christopher Soghoian / New York Times:
Without Computer Security, Sources' Secrets Aren't Safe With Journalists  —  BRAVE journalists have defied court orders and have even been jailed rather than compromise their ethical duty to protect sources.  But as governments increasingly record their citizens' every communication …
Discussion: Editors Weblog
CBC News:
Kobo to become a publisher  —  Canadian-based e-book seller Kobo is following in Amazon's footsteps and creating a publishing arm that will deal directly with authors, CBC News has learned.  —  Kobo, whose major shareholder is Indigo Books, will roll out its program sometime next year, according to CEO Michael Serbinis.
Discussion: GalleyCat, eBookNewser and TeleRead
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Stop the press releases!  PR Newswire sued by rival  —  (Reuters) - When one distributor of corporate press releases concluded that a rival was trying to steal its secrets, it didn't issue a press release, it went to court.  —  Marketwire on Wednesday filed a $25 million lawsuit accusing rival PR Newswire …
Steve Myers / Poynter:
James O'Keefe takes aim at Clay Shirky, Jay Rosen  —  In the second installment of his “To Catch a Journalist” series, James O'Keefe has produced a surreptitiously recorded, heavily edited video starring NYU professors Clay Shirky and Jay Rosen.  In the video, Shirky, who is described …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel Back Next-Generation Digital Book Publisher Hyperink  —  Hyperink, a next-generation digital book publishing platform, has raised $1.2 million from Andreessen Horowitz, Y Combinator, SV Angel, Lerer Ventures, Launch Capital, Cyriac Roeding, Jack Abraham, and others.
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Bloomberg TV Begins Live Streaming to the iPad  —  Bloomberg is bringing its 24-hour live broadcast to the iPad, the financial media conglomerate announced Thursday.  —  Unlike CNN or ESPN, which make their live feeds available only to select subscribers, Bloomberg is boldly making its broadcast available to anyone with an iPad.
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
CNN's Richard Quest hails news impact of ‘the almighty mobile’  —  But worries that teens' screen preferences mean ‘the days of the physical paper are seriously numbered’  —  Are mobile phones changing the news industry?  An easy question to answer: just look at the number of TV networks …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Future's Stevie Spring resigns  —  Former ITN chief takes over as executives depart from Metal Hammer publisher in move that will save almost £1m a year  —  Future, publisher of magazine titles including Fast Car and Metal Hammer, is to save almost £1m a year after the resignation …
Nick Bilton / New York Times:
What's Really Next for Apple in Television  —  “I've finally cracked it!”  Steven P. Jobs, co-founder of Apple, told his biographer, Walter Isaacson.  —  Although Mr. Jobs was referring to Apple's plans to build a full-fledged television, he was not actually referring to the TV set …
Katie Roiphe / Slate:
Gawker Is Big Immature Baby  —  Why can't Gawker do nastiness the right way?  —  One bright day a book came across my desk with a letter from its editor saying that the writer was a “big fan” of my work and would like a blurb.  As the writer was from Gawker it seemed a tiny bit surprising that she would be …
Discussion: New York Magazine, Gawker and Poynter
Ian Darby / Campaign:
Dennis Publishing to launch iPad edition of The Week  —  The Week, Dennis Publishing's news digest title, is launching an iPad edition.  —  The Week: releasing app  —  Dennis, which is also testing a web version of the title, is expected to launch The Week app in mid-November.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
“Makers Against Takers”: Viacom drums up 'Net censorship support with tasty half-muffins  —  It's no secret that major copyright owners like Viacom have been working with members of Congress on legislation to censor so-called “rogue sites” on the Internet.  With today's introduction …
Discussion: Business Insider
Nina Lovelace / Guardian:
Introducing @GuardianTagBot, your new Twitter-based search assistant  —  Got something you want to find on the Guardian website?  Tweet your question at our new @GuardianTagBot service to get an answer with the help of the Guardian's Open Platform  —  The Guardian is experimenting …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:UK:
E-Book Sales Grow By 564%, Now Make Up 5.5% Of Bloomsbury Sales  —  Bloomsbury Publishing, which operates in both the U.S. and UK (and is the UK publisher of the Harry Potter series) is seeing “unprecedented” digital growth: E-book sales are up 564 percent for the six-month period ending August 31 …
Discussion: The Wrap
Sarah Marshall /
Storify gets a new look and promises ‘to revise the entire reader experience’  —  Storify has a new look, logo and functionality.  The tool, which allows you to curate stories using elements from social media like tweets, Flickr photos and YouTube videos, is today rolling out its new features …
Discussion: Lost Remote
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Guardian launches n0tice, an open community news platform  —  One of the most common complaints about newspapers' adaptation to the digital world — or, depending on your perspective, their lack thereof — is their failure to create their own versions of Craigslist.
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