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8:10 AM ET, November 7, 2013


 Top News: 
DISH Network:
Blockbuster to End Domestic Retail, DVD By Mail Services  —  Blockbuster to close remaining U.S. company-owned stores, DVD By Mail services by early-January 2014 Franchised and licensed stores in the U.S. and abroad to remain open for business ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—(BUSINESS WIRE) …
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
THE COST OF WINNING: Tim Armstrong, Patch, And The Struggle To Save AOL  —  On an overcast Friday afternoon last August, a hundred or so employees of AOL's local news subsidiary, Patch, crammed into a cafeteria at the company's headquarters in Manhattan.  Another several hundred connected to the room via conference call.
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
Tim Berners-Lee: encryption cracking by spy agencies ‘appalling and foolish’  —  Inventor of world wide web calls for debate about ‘dysfunctional and unaccountable’ oversight of NSA and GCHQ  —  Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the computer scientist who created the world wide web, has called for a …
Tim Molloy / The Wrap:
Earnings: CBS Meets Q3 Expectations After Time Warner Cable Fight  —  CBS Corp. emerged from its third-quarter fight with Time Warner Cable matching Wall Street's earnings expectations.  —  CBS CEO Les Moonves told investors in a conference call that the success reflected the network's emphasis on content.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Rand Paul moves to Breitbart  —  Just one day after The Washington Times ended Sen. Rand Paul's column over plagiarism charges, the Kentucky Republican's musings have found a new home at  —  With no mention of the plagiarism controversy currently surrounding the senator …
John Plunkett / Guardian:
BBC's loss-making Lonely Planet deal under fire  —  Trust criticises BBC Worldwide over acquisition and later sale of travel guide business resulting in £80m deficit  —  The BBC Trust has published a highly critical report of the corporation's loss-making purchase of Lonely Planet …
Paul Bibby / Sydney Morning Herald:
2Day FM faces tough penalties after losing court battle over royal prank call  —  Radio station 2Day FM has failed in an attempt to stymie an investigation by the communications watchdog into the royal prank call incident.  —  The decision paves the way for a finding that the station broke …
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Tweet 16: News Outlets' Twitter Tone Skews Young  —  OMG!!!  Why do big media companies sound like teenagers on Twitter  —  “OMG @OneDirection's new song leaked!” might sound like something a giddy tween would tweet, but it was actually tweeted by the Daily News's official account.
Discussion: ZDNet
Biz Carson / Wired:
Uncensored Instagrams From North Korea Buck Brutal Trend of Secrecy  — © 2013 Condé Nast.  All rights reserved.  Use of this Site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement (effective 3/21/12) and Privacy Policy (effective 3/21/12).  Your California Privacy Rights.
Discussion: TheAustralian
Spencer Ackerman / Guardian:
FBI monitored anti-war website in error for six years, documents show  —  Monitoring began after editor passed along to the bureau a threat he received against his own website  —  The FBI monitored a prominent anti-war website for years, in part because agents mistakenly believed …
Jason Deans / Guardian:
Publishers lodge appeal over ruling against judicial review of royal charter  —  Industry takes case to court of appeal after high court rejected its application for an emergency injunction over new press regulator  —  Newspaper and magazine publishers have lodged an appeal …
Rem Rieder / USA Today:
Rieder: ‘Business Insider’ goes long on journalism  —  Quirky website Business Insider plans a foray into the time-consuming but rewarding art.  —  CONNECT  —  One of the most intriguing aspects of the evolution of digital journalism is watching sites that spend much of their energy chasing …
David Lieberman /
Jeff Bewkes: HBO's Streaming Deal With Comcast Won't Promote Cord Cutting  —  Time Warner startled a lot of people recently when it allowed the No. 1 cable operator to include HBO Go in a new $40 a month broadband service.  Wouldn't some consumers cancel their pay TV service if they found …
Discussion: The Verge and Gigaom
Associated Press:
Greek police oust workers occupying headquarters of defunct state broadcaster  —  ATHENS, Greece — In a pre-dawn swoop Thursday, Greek riot police ended a nearly five-month protest by sacked workers broadcasting from what was once the headquarters of the defunct ERT state broadcaster, removing a few dozen people occupying the complex.
Darren Boyle / Press Gazette:
British Library national newspaper archive in Colindale closing on Friday after 82 years  —  The national newspaper collection is moving on Friday from its home in Colindale to a new purpose built building in Yorkshire.  —  The new building will have a special low-oxygen storage area that will prevent fire.
Discussion: Guardian
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
Twitter announces IPO pricing of $26 per share with a valuation of $18.3 billion  —  Twitter announced on Wednesday that it will price its IPO at $26 per share when it begins trading on Thursday.  The company plans to sell 70 million shares out of a total of 545 million outstanding shares.
Sam Petulla / The Content Strategist:
Looking Past ‘The Prism Of Fear’: News Corp's Data Leader On the End of the Pageview Era  —  Remember when pageviews were the dominate metric of the Internet?  Today, with publishers rapidly de-prioritizing page views, it's starting to feel like an artifact of bygone days of the web, when “Mobile” was just a city down south.
Discussion: @raju
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Time Inc. Spinoff Timing Delayed  —  It looks like Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp will have some more time to prepare for the publisher's spinoff from Time Warner.  The split is now expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2014, Time Warner chairman Jeff Bewkes said during an earnings conference call.
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
Time Warner's Profit Tops Estimates as Network Revenue Gains
Discussion: Reuters and Los Angeles Times
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Michael Bloomberg's post-mayoral day-job will be at Bloomberg View  —  Michael Bloomberg is getting back into the media business.  —  The outgoing three-term mayor of New York is planning to return to his namesake Bloomberg L.P. in a role that will see him primarily involved in its online opinion offering …
Ben Cardew / Guardian:
Pitchfork Weekly - a digital magazine paying homage to the past  —  The new Android and iOS app is a weekly digital magazine of the music website that's part of a trend of emulating print rivals  —  Music press lovers: are you feeling nostalgic for the days of inky fingers …
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Michael Malone / Broadcasting & Cable:
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Nicole Levy / Capital New York:
Al Jazeera America hires ‘Popular Science’ editor in chief Jacob Ward
Discussion: @nbj914
Ken Bensinger / Los Angeles Times:
Sale of Riverside newspaper may be in jeopardy
Discussion: AllGov, The Breakdown and @jbenton
Rand Paul meets with Rupert Murdoch, Roger Ailes
Discussion: The Week, @tommcilroy and CNN
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How geolocation is being used to promote magazine apps
Discussion: Exact Editions and @niemanlab