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7:55 PM ET, October 1, 2014

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Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
New York Times to cut 100 jobs through buyouts and layoffs, NYT Opinion to be shuttered  —  New York Times Plans Cutbacks in Newsroom Staff  —  The New York Times plans to eliminate about 100 newsroom jobs, as well as a smaller number of positions from its editorial and business operations …
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Reuters:
France's Orange to market Netflix in November - CEO  —  France's biggest telecom operator Orange has reached an agreement with Netflix to offer the video streaming service on its set-top boxes from November, its chief executive Stephane Richard told Le Monde newspaper on Wednesday.
Discussion: Bloomberg
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Elsa Keslassy / Variety:
Report: Netflix Attracts Over 100,000 French Subscribers in Two Weeks  —  PARIS- Weathering protests and skepticism from French industryites, Netflix has managed to have a successful start in Gaul.  —  The U.S. company has already lured over 100,000 subscribers since its launch in Gaul on Sept. 15 …
Discussion: Home Media Magazine
Mike Farrell / Multichannel News:
Viacom Blocks Suddenlink Subs' Online Access To Shows  —  No SpongeBob, Daily Show Online After carriage Deal Expires  —  As expected, Viacom is blocking Suddenlink Communications' customers' access to its online content in the wake of its failure to reach a carriage renewal agreement wit the pay TV provider.
Discussion: Gigaom, Variety and Variety
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Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
What We're Doing To Keep Building A Diverse Editorial Operation  —  Diversity in BuzzFeed's editorial operation isn't a side project or special initiative.  It's core to how we operate and how we hire.  —  As we enter another round of intense growth and hiring, I thought it was important …
Edmund Lee / Re/code:
Financial Times Editor Lionel Barber: “Now Software's Driving the Journalism” (Q&A)  —  Lionel Barber, the 59-year-old, Oxford-educated editor of the Financial Times, comes across exactly the way you'd expect a 59-year-old, Oxford-educated editor of a significant newspaper to act: Gracious, opinionated, maybe a bit deliberative.
Mark Scott / New York Times:
Netflix's Chief Executive Pushes Net Neutrality in Europe  —  On Wednesday, Reed Hastings, the Netflix chief executive, took his net neutrality bandwagon to Europe.  —  Speaking at a conference in Brussels, Mr. Hastings — who has been a vocal critic of plans that would allow Internet service providers …
Discussion: Forbes
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Amy Schatz / Re/code:
Internet Companies Take Aim at Wireless Net Neutrality As Debate Rages On
Discussion: The Hill
Loek Essers / Computerworld:
Google removes news snippets for some German sites after publishers sought cut of ad revenue  —  Google bows to pressure, removes news snippets from German search results  —  In a move to minimize legal risks, Google has stopped showing news snippets and thumbnails for some well-known German news sites in search results.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Tests A New Homepage Highlighting Magazines, Talent... And Twitter  —  For the past year or so, Yahoo has been working through a major design overhaul under CEO Marissa Mayer, and it looks like it has now started testing out new formats for its biggest property of all, Yahoo.com.
Discussion: WebProNews
Steve Pond / The Wrap:
PBS, CBS Are Big Winners at News and Documentary Emmy Awards  —  PBS and CBS dominated the 35th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards on Tuesday night at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City, with PBS winning 11 awards and CBS taking 10.
Denise Lavoie / Associated Press:
New York Post settles lawsuit over “bag men” cover  —  BOSTON (AP) — The New York Post has settled a defamation lawsuit over a cover three days after the Boston Marathon bombing that featured a photo of two Massachusetts residents with the headline “Bag Men.”  —  Neither side would disclose terms of the settlement.
Discussion: Mediaite
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Legendary, Derek Jeter Launch Digital Media Startup for Pro Athletes to Post ‘Unfiltered’ Content  —  Derek Jeter, the now-retired New York Yankees ballplayer, has a new career: multimedia entrepreneur.  —  Jeter is teaming up with movie studio Legendary Entertainment to launch The Players' Tribune …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Comcast's Cloud DVR Now Streams Recordings over Any U.S. Internet Connection  —  Internet-based DVR access and in-home TV streaming now available in 50% of cable giant's footprint  —  Comcast is adding a new wrinkle to its X1 network DVR service: Subscribers can now access their personal recordings …
Agence France-Presse:
Hong Kong demos throw Beijing propaganda machine into overdrive  —  AFP Hong Kong demos throw Beijing propaganda machine into overdrive  —  Beijing (AFP) - Fearful of comparisons to the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, Beijing has launched a dual effort to suppress news of swelling pro-democracy protests …
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Andrew Jacobs / New York Times:
Chinese Web Censors Struggle With Hong Kong Protest
 
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Patrick Strickland / The Electronic Intifada:
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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
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Josh Ong / The Next Web:
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