John Cook / GeekWire:
Full memo: Jeff Bezos responds to brutal New York Times story, says it doesn't represent the Amazon he leads — The cruel and back-stabbing environment described by The New York Times in a recent report on the workplace culture at Amazon.com has struck a nerve with Jeff Bezos …
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Peter Kafka / Re/code: Jeff Bezos Responds to New York Times Story: 'I Don't Recognize This Amazon.'
Seth Fiegerman / Mashable: Jeff Bezos: Amazon is not a ‘soulless, dystopian workplace,’ despite what you've read
Dan Gallagher / Wall Street Journal: Amazon's Big Jobs
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter: Commentary: Amazon whiffs in response to New York Times report
Ryan Mac / Forbes: Jeff Bezos: Anyone Working At A Company Described In New York Times Story Would Be ‘Crazy To Stay’
Leonid Bershidsky / Bloomberg View: Today's Tech Is Like Yesterday's Wall Street
Hakan Tanriverdi / @hakantee: Bezos on NYT-Amazon piece: „anyone working in a company that really is like the one described would be crazy to stay" http://www.geekwire.com/...
John Del Signore / Gothamist: Jeff Bezos Insists Amazon Is Really Not Some “Soulless, Dystopian Workplace”
Jack Welch / @jack_welch: Love Jeff Bezos' response to ridiculous NYTimes article on Amazon http://www.geekwire.com/... #leadership #winning
John Bonazzo / The New York Observer: Twitter Turns Against Jeff Bezos After NY Times Amazon Investigation
Ryan Sarver / @rsarver: I LOVE Bezos' response to the @nytimes piece. Balanced, curious and full of leadership http://www.geekwire.com/...
Kenn White / @kennwhite: Bezos: “anyone working in a company...like the one described in the NYT would be crazy to stay. I know I would leave” http://www.geekwire.com/...
Loic Le Meur / @loic: Full memo: Jeff Bezos responds to brutal NYT story, says it doesn't represent the Amazon he leads - GeekWire http://www.geekwire.com/...
Krishnadev Calamur / The Atlantic: Amazon's Jeff Bezos and his Response to the Times Story
Dwight Silverman / @dsilverman: Amazon didn't make Jeff Bezos available for @nytimes interviews for its corp. culture story. Maybe it should have. http://www.geekwire.com/...
Abhimanyu Ghoshal / The Next Web: Jeff Bezos responds to attack on Amazon's employment practices
Glenn Greenwald / @ggreenwald: Jeff Bezos addresses “Amazonians,” tells them they're “helping invent the future” & should have fun doing that http://www.geekwire.com/...
Stacey E. Singleton / @staceynycdc: Bezos is really gonna front like he didn't know working at Amazon was like being employed in a terror dome? GTFOH http://www.geekwire.com/...
Steven Sinofsky / @stevesi: Full memo: Jeff Bezos responds to brutal NYT story, says it doesn't represent the Amazon he leads http://www.geekwire.com/... via @GeekWire
Oculus / @daddy_san: Jeff Bezos responds to his employees. Too many versions. Unsure which one is accurate. http://www.geekwire.com/...
Matt Apuzzo / @mattapuzzo: Bezos sends memo to employees re: NYT story, basically asking, “Is my company really like that?” http://www.geekwire.com/...
Jim Roberts / @nycjim: Bezos pushes back on NYT's Amazon story. “Hopefully, you're having fun working with a bunch of brilliant teammates.” http://www.geekwire.com/...
Lee Hutchinson / Ars Technica UK: Jeff Bezos says harsh NYT piece “doesn't describe the Amazon I know”
Rob Price / Business Insider: Jeff Bezos has responded to a report slamming Amazon's working conditions
@swardley: “our tolerance for any such lack of empathy needs to be zero” - Bezos on NYT article - http://www.geekwire.com/...
Tolu Ogunlesi / @toluogunlesi: That said, I like Bezos' timely response: http://www.geekwire.com/... All Nigerian slave-driver, abusive-culture bosses, pls take note.
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
State Department finds over 17K emails sent or received by Philippe Reines relevant to Gawker FOIA request after initial denial, plans to produce them Sept. 30 — State Department Finds Thousands of Philippe Reines Emails It Claimed Did Not Exist — Earlier this year …
Discussion: Mediaite, The Hill, The Week and The Daily Caller
Mario Trujillo / The Hill: State Dept. turns up thousands of emails from top Clinton aide
Julie Kliegman / The Week: The State Department just found thousands of Clinton-era emails it claimed it didn't have
Dylan Byers / Politico:
CNN's Dana Bash named chief political correspondent — Longtime CNN correspondent Dana Bash has been promoted to Chief Political Correspondent, one of the most coveted editorial positions at the cable news network, CNN President Jeff Zucker announced Monday.
Discussion: The Wrap, Variety, FishbowlDC and Poynter
Jordan Chariton / The Wrap: CNN's Dana Bash Promoted to Chief Political Correspondent
Brian Steinberg / Variety: CNN Names Dana Bash Chief Political Correspondent
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter: Dana Bash named chief political correspondent at CNN
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Comcast will offer content creators 70% of ad revenue on its new Watchable platform, more than Facebook and YouTube — Comcast's ‘Watchable’ Streaming Portal to Give Creators a Bigger Cut of Ad Revenue — Comcast is offering Web content partners for its new …
Discussion: Multichannel News and Light Reading
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News: Comcast Said to Be Wielding Sweetheart Deals for ‘Watchable’
Mari Silbey / Light Reading: Comcast Readies ‘Watchable’ Online Service
Evie Nagy / Fast Company:
Midroll relaunches Howl podcast app, free version with limited access, $4.99/mo premium offering with full network archive, WTF, Comedy Central access, more — Is Howl The “Netflix Of Podcasts” We've Been Waiting For? — There's no true one-stop, all-you-can-eat shop for podcast distribution.
Discussion: @mattgourley, Splitsider, @abbieruzicka and Observer
Matt Gourley / @mattgourley: Plus SUPEREGO: FORGOTTEN CLASSICS. We take a classic novel we've never read & improvise & fully produce it. More here http://www.fastcompany.com/...
Abbie Ruzicka / @abbieruzicka: Midroll relaunches Howl. How much of Marc Maron's audience will follow him to a new platform? http://www.fastcompany.com/...
Elizabeth Day / Observer: WTF? Marc Maron, the podcaster with presidential approval
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Straight Outta Compton Leaves Assault on Female Journo Straight Outta the Movie — After a long and winding road to the big screen, the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton hit it big this weekend, racking up an estimated $56 million in ticket sales and creating an online buzz …
Discussion: Adweek, Rolling Stone, The Wrap, Broadcasting & Cable, Variety, Forbes and The Daily Banter
Tim Baysinger / Adweek: FX Snatches Up the TV Rights to Air Straight Outta Compton
Jeff Sneider / The Wrap: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ TV Rights Bought by FX
Dave McNary / Variety: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ TV Rights Nabbed by FX
Melinda Newman / Forbes: Luke Bryan Stops 'Straight Outta Compton's' Juggernaut as Dr. Dre Settles For No. 2
Serena Ng / Wall Street Journal:
Liberty Interactive, owner of home shopping TV network QVC, to acquire online retailer Zulily for $2.4B in stock and cash deal — QVC Buying Online Shopping Site Zulily — Flash-sales pioneer's sales growth has slowed in recent periods — The owner of television shopping network QVC …
Discussion: CNNMoney, Reuters, Bloomberg Business, Variety and Fortune
Matt Egan / CNNMoney: Can QVC save Zulily?
Bloomberg Business: Liberty Interactive Corp., owner of home shopping TV network QVC, buys online retailer Zulily for $2.4B
Tom Huddleston, Jr / Fortune: QVC-owner Liberty pays $2.4 billion for e-commerce site geared to moms
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
The Times-Picayune, Heroic During Hurricane Katrina, Braces For More Cuts As 10th Anniversary Nears — “The city now seems to be a pile of wet wood and no one has the heat intense enough to light the fire.”
Kevin Allman / Gambit: More staff cuts ahead for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
Sources: French music-streaming service Deezer is seeking funds at about €1B valuation, roughly $1.1B — Spotify Rival Deezer Said to Seek Funds at $1 Billion Valuation — Deezer is seeking funds from investors in a transaction that could value the French music-streaming service …
Nathan McAlone / Business Insider:
Facebook revamps ‘Notes’ to be your next blogging platform — Facebook “Notes” has long sat mostly dormant, a strange appendage to Facebook whose added function beyond “statuses” wasn't quite clear. — But now Facebook has decided what the function will be: blogging.
Discussion: The Verge, SocialTimes and @davewiner
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge: Facebook wants you to blog
Justin Lafferty / SocialTimes: Facebook Gives Notes a Visual Overhaul
Shannon Bond / Financial Times:
BuzzFeed partners with Yahoo Japan to launch Japanese version of the site — BuzzFeed looks to go viral in Japanese — BuzzFeed is launching a joint venture with Yahoo Japan, the country's top internet portal, to create a Japanese-language version of the viral news and entertainment site.
Jeremy Barr / Politico: Buzzfeed launching in Japan