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11:30 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) …
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
YouTube aims to tame the trolls with changes to its comments section  —  Changes mean video creators will have more power to moderate comments, while making best conversations more prominent for viewers  —  The comments section below YouTube videos is an infamously troll-ridden Wild West of abuse, ignorance and spam.
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 …
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 …
Rand Paul meets with Rupert Murdoch, Roger Ailes
Discussion: The Week, @tommcilroy and CNN
Ben Fox Rubin / Wall Street Journal:
Scripps Networks Profit Rises 8.9% on Higher Ad Revenue  —  The media company's ad and affiliate fees revenue continued to improve.  —  Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. 's third-quarter profit grew 8.9% as the media company's ad and affiliate fees revenue continued to improve.
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
CNN on spending spree to rebuild channel; Zucker gets ‘multi-year’ runway to growth  —  CNN is planning a substantial investment in new programming, with a heavy emphasis on acquiring unscripted shows by outside producers in the vein of “Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown” and films like “Blackfish.”
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter Flies On Its First Day As A Public Company: Shares Pop 74% On First Trades, Debuts At $45.10 And $31B Valuation  —  From a humble beginning as a failing podcast startup to an online conversation service now used by over 230 million people worldwide, Twitter today started its first day of trading as a public company with a bang.
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: @petersterne and ZDNet
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.
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
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 …
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 …
Alex Ben Block / Hollywood Reporter:
Cable Vets Tout New Anti-Piracy Chip (Exclusive)  —  Beyond Broadband Technology, founded by four industry insiders, has a patent for a password-free system without the need for third party validation and without paying royalties to big companies.  —  Beyond Broadband Technology …
New York Times:
Killing of French Journalists Reverberates in France and Mali  —  PARIS — Diplomats, journalists and humanitarian workers gathered in Paris on Wednesday to mourn the brutal killing of two seasoned French journalists by insurgents in Mali, an episode that has raised questions about France's plans …
Erik Wemple:
The Philadelphia Inquirer is melting down  —  The brawl over the Philadelphia Inquirer isn't good for the Philadelphia Inquirer.  It is, however, an amazing story, one that just got a touch more contentious this afternoon.  —  Bill Ross, the outspoken executive director of Philadelphia's Newspaper Guild …
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Internet Archive Seeking Donations To Rebuild Its Fire-Damaged Scanning Center  —  The non-profit Internet Archive suffered a major setback this morning when a fire broke out at its San Francisco office, causing an estimated $600,000 in damages.  Fortunately there were no injuries and no data was lost …
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 …
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, The Wrap and Gigaom
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
Time Warner's Profit Tops Estimates as Network Revenue Gains
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Jason Deans / Guardian:
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British Library national newspaper archive in Colindale closing on Friday after 82 years
Discussion: @colvinius and Guardian
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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
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Michael Bloomberg's post-mayoral day-job will be at Bloomberg View
Manuel Roig-Franzia / Washington Post:
The rise of Alicia Menendez, a voice for the millennials
Discussion: The Huffington Post and @charli
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