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8:15 AM ET, October 1, 2014


 Top News: 
Paul Sonne / Wall Street Journal:
Russian State Media Portray Hong Kong Protests as U.S. Plot  —  Echoing Kremlin Line on Protests in Moscow and Kiev, State TV Sees U.S. Hand in Pro-Democracy Movement  —  MOSCOW—Russian state news outlets have begun airing reports casting the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong as a U.S.-organized plot …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Andrew Jacobs / New York Times:
Chinese Web Censors Struggle With Hong Kong Protest  —  BEIJING — Can Chinese censors vanquish the umbrella?  —  As protesters in Hong Kong continue to defy authorities with their demands for greater democracy, mainland China's politically minded web users have been trying to outmaneuver …
Wall Street Journal:
Disney close to settling dispute with Amazon as its movie DVDs become available for preorder  —, Disney Back at Peace  —  Disney Movies Available for Preorder from Amazon After Nearly Two-Month Absence  —  “Maleficent” and “The Guardians of the Galaxy” are back in the biggest store on the Internet.
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
‘Twilight’ Will Be Revived via Short Films on Facebook  —  LOS ANGELES — Two years after Lions Gate released the fifth and supposedly final installment of its “Twilight” movie series, the studio has devised an unusual franchise-rekindling effort — and it may hold clues about Facebook's future in Hollywood.
Gideon Spanier / London Evening Standard:
Tesco looks at sale of Blinkbox with 300 jobs at risk  —  Up to 300 jobs at Tesco's online entertainment service Blinkbox were today under threat after the embattled parent company warned staff it was looking at all options, including a sale or closure.  New Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis …
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
More Cable Companies Take TV Off Menu  —  Customers Care More About Broadband, They Say, and Programming Has Gotten Too Expensive  —  A growing group of small cable-TV providers are realizing that both they and their customers can live without expensive TV channels.
Brendan Sasso / National Journal:
FCC may treat some online video services like cable and satellite TV providers
Discussion: Multichannel News, Variety and Mashable
James Doleman / The Drum:
Rebekah Brooks drops multi-million pound bid for costs refund after judge's ruling  —  In a surprise move the former editor of the News of the World Rebekah Brooks has withdrawn her bid to recover up to £20 million in legal fees after a judge ruled the actions of News International over phone-hacking was relevant to the case.
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.
Discussion: Guardian, BBC, CNN, @michaelg4ny and Deadline
Chris Welch / The Verge:
TiVo now lets Android users stream their recorded TV shows  —  You can now stream TV shows recorded with TiVo's latest DVRs on Android devices.  Today, the company announced that its app for Google's mobile operating system is finally available.  You can also find it in the Amazon Appstore to use with the Fire Phone or Fire tablets.
Amy Schatz / Re/code:
Internet Companies Take Aim at Wireless Net Neutrality As Debate Rages On  —  Google, Facebook and other large Internet companies are ramping up a lobbying campaign to ensure federal regulators cover wireless networks in its new net neutrality rules.  —  The Internet Association …
Discussion: The Hill
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
NYT's ad chief defends native advertising, focuses on growing video and mobile revenue  —  Going native at the Times  —  Meredith Kopit Levien's iPhone died on her return trip from an early August weekend in the Hamptons.  So when the 43-year-old New York Times advertising chief got to work …
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Google searches for right note in online music business  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc is planning new and revamped streaming-music services in coming weeks, searching for a way to stand out in an increasingly crowded field of rivals from Apple Inc and Inc to Spotify.
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Phillip Swarts / Washington Times:
Homeland Security settles with Washington Times over reporter notes seizure
Discussion: Associated Press
Karin Matussek / Bloomberg:
Google Ordered to Change Handling of User Data in Germany
Liz Gannes / Re/code:
Reddit raises $50M round led by Y Combinator president Sam Altman, investors plan to allocate 10% of the round's equity to Reddit users
Nicole Levy / Capital New York:
Long-serving deputy Julia Turner takes the reins at Slate
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Judge Modifies $48 Million Verdict Against ‘Manipulative’ MP3Tunes Founder
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Rem Rieder / USA Today:
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Jessica Davies / The Drum:
Publishers would be ‘fools’ to disregard wearables, says FT's CTO John O'Donovan as he discusses …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Piers Morgan joins Daily Mail Online as Editor-at-Large for the US