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7:40 AM ET, October 30, 2012

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Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Instagram users are posting 10 Hurricane Sandy pictures every second  —  Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom tells us via a spokeswoman: “There are now 10 pictures per second being posted with the hashtag #sandy — most are images of people prepping for the storm and images of scenes outdoors.”
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David Carr / Media Decoder:
As Sandy Takes Its Time, TV News Is an Endless Loop of Anticipation  —  One of the blessings of Hurricane Sandy, if there are any, is its status as a very slow moving weather event.  —  The lead time has given people in the affected area — a broad swath of the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic …
Discussion: Poynter, Co.Design and The Next Web
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Hurricane Sandy: TV stands by its live shots
Discussion: The Huffington Post and The Week
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Google News wars are here again: France, Brazil, Germany front up  —  France has set Google a year's-end deadline for agreeing to voluntarily pay news publishers - else, it may legislate that it must pay a levy for the privilege.  —  Eric Schmidt met French president François Hollande …
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Gabriele Parussini / Wall Street Journal:
France Calls On Google to Settle Rift With Publishers  —  PARIS—France will consider adopting legislation that would force Google Inc. to pay for the right to cite news articles online if the U.S. search giant fails to settle a long-running dispute with French news publishers …
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Anderson Cooper Talk Show Won't Return for a Third Season  —  The syndication arm of the Warner Brothers studio has decided that there will not be a third season of “Anderson,” the daily talk show hosted by Anderson Cooper.  —  Citing disappointing ratings, a studio executive …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Nate Silver: One-term celebrity?  —  Nate Silver could be a one-term celebrity.  —  The New York Times' resident political predictor says President Barack Obama currently has a 74.6% chance of winning re-election.  It's a prediction that liberals, whose heart rates continue to fluctuate …
Discussion: The Week and BuzzFeed
Andrew Laughlin / Digital Spy:
BBC iPlayer goes live on Sky+ catch-up TV service  —  BBC iPlayer has today gone live on Sky+, as part of the satellite platform's recently-launched shift to offering catch-up television.  —  After an announcement earlier in the year, the corporation's video on-demand service, iPlayer …
Discussion: Telegraph and bbc.co.uk
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Village Voice sues Yelp for using “Best of”  —  Do you want to publish your ideas for “the best of San Francisco” or the “best of Seattle?”  Well, the publisher of the Village Voice says you can't because “best of” is a trademark that belongs exclusively to its group of alternative weeklies.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
What Tumblr can tell us about the future of media  —  If there was any doubt left that Tumblr is trying to become more of a mainstream media entity, albeit with its own odd twist, it was removed recently when the service hired bloggers to cover the Republican and Democratic national conventions …
Laura June / The Verge:
Why is an ebook ever riddled with typos?  —  Titles on Kindle, iBooks, and similar services have a dirty littlc sccrct  —  Maybe you've already heard this, but I recently got a Kindle Paperwhite, my first e-reader.  This was a big deal for me, and a decision which involved a lot of hand-wringing.
Tanzina Vega / New York Times:
Univision to Start Its First Digital Network  —  Univision and other Spanish language networks have long attributed their high ratings among Latinos to the fact that viewers watch their programming live.  —  But while many Latinos still flock to television sets to watch the network's plot-heavy telenovelas …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Pandora's New iOS And Android Apps Get The Facebook Treatment: Listening Timelines, Activity Feeds And Social Sharing Features To Do Battle With Spotify (And Perhaps Apple)  —  Pandora is one of the older and more established internet radio services out there, with 150 million registered users …
Discussion: Fast Company and AdAge
 
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Alan D. Mutter / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Newspapers lost 31.5% of ad share in 4 years
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Roku cross-platform search supports Netflix, Amazon Instant, Hulu Plus, HBO GO, Vudu
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Google Music to launch free scan-and-match next month
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Margareta Pagano / The Independent:
Mirror hacking probe names six reporters
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Michael Northcott / Management Today:
Phone-hacking hacking scandal spreads to business
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