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1:25 PM ET, September 3, 2013


 Top News: 
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Jeffrey Bezos, Washington Post's next owner, aims for a new ‘golden era’ at the newspaper  —  Jeffrey P. Bezos, the next owner of The Washington Post, says he doesn't have all the answers for what's ailing the newspaper industry or for the financially challenged news organization he is preparing to buy.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Amazon accidentally reveals new Kindle Paperwhite and September 30th release date  —  Ahead of any official announcement, Amazon briefly listed an updated, second-generation Kindle Paperwhite on its website this morning.  As spotted by users at this Croatian forum, the product listing suggests …
Introducing the All-New Kindle Paperwhite—The 6th Generation of Kindle  —  SEATTLE—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Sep. 3, 2013— (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Today, Amazon announced that the world's best-selling e-reader—Kindle Paperwhite—is getting even better.  The all-new Kindle Paperwhite features …
Joshua Hunt / New York Times:
Japan's E-Reader Industry Struggles to Keep Up as Amazon Takes the Lead  —  TOKYO — When Rakuten, Japan's leading e-commerce company, introduced its Kobo e-reader in Japan in July 2012, the company's chief executive, Hiroshi Mikitani, presented a gift to Yoshinobu Noma, the president of Kodansha, Japan's largest publisher.
Discussion: GigaOM, @craigmod and @feffrey
CBS win squeezes Time Warner Cable's margins - analysts  —  (Reuters) - CBS Corp won large increases in the fees it will receive from Time Warner Cable Inc in its agreement with the cable operator that ended a month-long blackout of CBS, Showtime and other channels in key cities, analysts said.
Discussion: CBS News, Poynter and Los Angeles Times
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
With Time Warner Cable Deal, CBS Seeks To Ensure Its Digital Future  —  CBS and Time Warner Cable finally reached a deal today, ending a long, protracted blackout of the broadcast network on TWC's cable system.  While getting the deal done will mean that Time Warner Cable viewers will be able …
Los Angeles Times:
Time Warner Cable and CBS reach distribution deal
Susan Hogan / Poynter:
College papers cutting back on print editions  —  At least three college newspapers announced this month that they're going to cut their print schedules — the University of Illinois' Daily Illini, the University of Missouri's The Maneater and San Diego State University's The Aztec.
Nick Wingfield / NYT Bits:
Amazon Pairs Print and Digital Books With New Program  —  For most readers, print and electronic books are an either-or proposition.  There just isn't a compelling reason to buy both editions of one book, at least not at full price.  —  Amazon is about to test how much appetite …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Egyptian court orders closure of al-Jazeera affiliate  —  Qatar-based broadcaster's local affiliate to be shut down, along with three other channels, Ahrar 25, Al-Yarmuk and Al-Quds  —  A court in Egypt has ordered the closure of al-Jazeera's local affiliate and three other channels.
Discussion: TVNewser, @tvnewslab and BBC
Press Gazette:
Channel 5's Geoff Hill is the new editor of ITV News  —  ITN has appointed Channel 5 News editor Geoff Hill as editor of ITV Network News.  —  Hill will take on responsibility for all ITV national news programming, ITV News London and ITN's Tonight programmes as well as the broadcaster's website and live streams.
Discussion: Guardian and ITV
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Vimeo Offers Toronto Film Festival Entrants $10,000 for First-Run Digital Rights  —  Filmmakers must grant 30-day exclusive digital window to Internet video site to receive cash advance  —  Vimeo is teaming with the Toronto International Film Festival to offer all 146 of this year's world premieres …
Jasper Hamill / The Register:
Wikileaks' Cablegate server touted on eBay for $3k-plus by Swedes  —  Assange™ memorabilia ‘erased to NSA specs’  —  Whistleblowing website Wikileaks has attacked a former ally after one of the servers used to host the infamous Cablegate material was put up for auction on eBay.
Discussion: @regvulture and The Swedish Wire
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