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8:35 PM ET, October 7, 2013


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Claire Peracchio / The Atlantic Online:
Why Facebook and Twitter Are Fighting Over Your Television  —  Inside the campaign to take over your living room, screen by screen  —  When the new season of ABC's hit political thriller Scandal premiered Thursday night, fans cataloged each moment of melodrama in the worldwide living room of Twitter and Facebook.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Nielsen and Twitter Unveil Social TV Metrics, Showing How Little Tweets Line Up with Ratings  —  Nielsen and Twitter have released their first rankings of TV shows, designed to show the reach of TV-related conversation on Twitter.  —  And one thing is immediately clear …
Reed Albergotti / Digits:
Facebook to expand TV data report initiative to networks in eight countries  —  Facebook Adds TV Partners Overseas  —  The rivalry between Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. over social conversations around television shows is moving overseas.  —  Facebook Monday will disclose plans …
Hilary Mason:
What Mugshots Mean For Public Data  —  The New York Times has a story this morning on the growing use of mugshot data for, essentially, extortion.  These sites scrape mugshots off of public records databases, use SEO techniques to rank highly in Google searches for people's names …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
First they came for the mugshot websites, but I said nothing...  As described in a New York Times story on the weekend — one that for some reason chose to save this information until the end — Google has tweaked its search algorithm and downgraded the Page Rank of so-called “mugshot” websites …
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
The New Yorker Names Jonathan Shainin Online News Editor  —  Jonathan Shainin has been named news editor of  Shainin comes to The New Yorker from The Caravan, where he served as senior editor since 2010.  This will be Shainin's second stint with The New Yorker …
Discussion: Capital New York and @joepompeo
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Can Jim Impoco Save Newsweek?  —  Jim Impoco, the new editor-in-chief of Newsweek, is either the bravest man in journalism - or the most self-destructive.  Now owned by International Business Times Media, the notoriously embattled publication has changed hands four times in three years.
Discussion: @digiday, @jayrosen_nyu and FishbowlNY
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
Fox News debuts bizarre, giant tablets in its outrageous new newsroom  —  If you can't make the news better, make it bigger  —  Fox News has just unveiled a breathtakingly ridiculous newsroom, complete with novelty-sized Windows-based touchscreens, a Twitter wall, and a wannabe Minority Report style display …
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Ted Leonsis: Washington Post must admit it's ‘not that important anymore’  —  Ted Leonsis, the Washington sports team owner and former AOL executive, said Monday that if he had bought the Washington Post he would have made them admit they have a problem and are “not that important anymore.”
Discussion: @dcsportsbog and @jfdulac
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Don't say the B word: DVRs, VOD, ratings and the binge viewing threat  —  New York Times writer Brian Stelter penned an interesting piece this weekend about the growing delay between the time an episode of a TV show is broadcast and the time people actually get around to watching it.
Discussion: New York Times
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Reuters CEO Andrew Rashbass talks about Reuters Next at staff meeting  —  Reuters CEO Andrew Rashbass Speaks to Staff During Town Hall Meeting  —  ReutersReuters Chief Executive Officer Andrew Rashbass addressed Reuters staff during an hour-long town hall meeting at the New York Reuters building this morning.
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Dave Davies / NewsWorks:
Philadelphia Inquirer editor Bill Marimow ousted … Philadelphia Inquirer editor Bill Marimow was suddenly ousted on Monday morning, but sources at the paper say the company owners are divided on the move, and it may be challenged.  —  A morning email to staff said that “effective immediately …
Leslie Picker / Bloomberg:
Twitter's Valuation Seen Exceeding $20 Billion After IPO  —  Twitter IPO Falls Between Zynga, Facebook: Thompson  —  Twitter Inc.'s user growth is slowing and it shows no sign of turning a profit.  Some fund managers say that's not going to stop the microblogging service's $12.8 billion valuation from treading higher.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
SCOTUSblog still lacks Supreme Court credentials  —  SCOTUSblog still lacks its own press credentials to cover the Supreme Court, whose new term began Monday.  Reached by email, SCOTUSblog Publisher Tom Goldstein said that after his organization in April received a credential to cover the U.S. Senate …
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
Time Warner Cable to buy U.S. firm DukeNet for $600 million  —  (Reuters) - Cable company Time Warner Cable Inc agreed to buy U.S. fiber optic network provider DukeNet Communications for $600 million in cash in a deal that will boost the cable company's business services unit.
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch: newspapers being gagged to protect toffs  —  Media tycoon launches Twitter tirade ahead of privy council meeting on press regulation, also attacking leftwing bias at BBC  —  Rupert Murdoch has launched a twin attack on the BBC and the “toffs” he says are about to gag the press …
Discussion: @rwilliams1947
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