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7:15 AM ET, October 25, 2011

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Zachary Sniderman / Mashable!:
Amazon Embraces HTML5 for New Ebooks  —  Amazon is gearing up to introduce a new, HTML5-based ebook format called Kindle Format 8, the company announced Friday.  —  KF8 is an improvement over the current Mobi 7 standard, with new features that allow publishers to create richer formats and add more advanced design elements.
Discussion: Engadget
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Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
JP Morgan: Kindle Fire expected to sell 5 million in Q4  —  Just weeks after dismissing the Kindle Fire as a potential challenger to the iPad, J.P. Morgan is now upping its assessment of Amazon's debut tablet, saying the device is expected to move 4.5 to 5 million units in the fourth quarter.
Heather Struck / Forbes:
Amazon: Stage Is Set For Uphill Revenue Growth  —  Amazon.com will report its third quarter earnings Tuesday, and the analyst outlooks are for the stock to go to at least $250 barring any major problems in the top and bottom-line numbers.  The company recently introduced its new affordable …
Discussion: PC Magazine
MediaPost:
Netflix Streams Revs, But Stock Takes Big Hit  —  Netflix Streams Revs, But Stock Takes Big Hit 7 hours ago  —  Even with its admitted marketing blunders, recent Netflix financial results appeared relatively unscathed — but the stock market didn't respond well. ...
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Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Netflix Shares Tank After Losing Subscribers, And Terrible Guidance  —  The Netflix numbers are out, and while the company beat revenue and earnings expectations, it lost U.S. subscribers and had terrible guidance.  —  The stock is getting smashed, falling 21% 28% in after hours trading.
Tanzina Vega / NYT Media Decoder:
Group Says Newspapers Aren't Dead, They're Alluring  —  With more people getting their daily dose of news online through blogs and social media sites, traditional newspapers have gotten short shrift.  Print is dead or dying, say media experts, and advertising can't keep pace.
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
News International makes concession over Glenn Mulcaire damages  —  James Murdoch says NI will pay damages awarded against Mulcaire, for phones hacked on behalf of News of the World  —  James Murdoch has admitted that News International will have to pay any damages awarded …
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Richard Blackden / Telegraph:   Rupert Murdoch urged to sell off newspapers by top News Corp shareholder
Tim Adler / Deadline.com:
Hacking Update: “No Bombshell” As Les Hinton Testifies; James Murdoch Scheduled To Face MPs On November 10
Discussion: Poynter
James Robinson / Guardian:
Hinton: I was right to say hacking wasn't rife
Discussion: Erik Wemple, Guardian and Guardian
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
James O'Keefe's Latest Project Alleges Journalistic Corruption; Targets HuffPost's Sam Stein  —  James O'Keefe and his Project Veritas appear to have a new institution in their sights with a new hidden camera video project titled “To Catch a Journalist: Part One.”
Discussion: Erik Wemple, Poynter and Big Journalism
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
CNET In Talks To Acquire gdgt As Early As This Week  —  Back in 2009, TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington wrote that CNET (and parent company CBS) were sniffing around gdgt, the then-brand-new community/review site/blog by Peter Rojas and Ryan Block.  While CNET was considering an investment at the time …
Patrick Twohy / San Francisco Business Times:
Bay Citizen news site loses CEO on heels of editor … Lisa Frazier, the founding CEO for the Bay Citizen, a news site created with funding and help from Bay Area money man Warren Hellman, is stepping down, according to a story posted on the Bay Citizen's website on Friday.
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Three Editors Depart Details, The Fix Picks Up One  —  Details entertainment editor David Walters resigned today to take a job at The Daily, according to a Conde Nast source.  —  Mr. Walters is the third high-level departure at Conde Nast's other men's magazine this month.
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
‘Rock Center’ Winning Higher Ad Rates Than Some NBC Stalwarts  —  Tuning In: Why NBC Likes Brian Williams More Than the Playboy Bunnies  —  Looks like NBC's dapper news anchor Brian Williams has more leverage with advertisers than a passel of scantily-clad cocktail waitresses.
Discussion: B&C and Media & Entertainment
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Wall Street Journal:
NBC Unable to Shake Slide in Ratings
Discussion: Company Town and TVbytheNumbers
Huffington Post Canada:
Le Huffington Post Québec: French-Language Edition Of HuffPost Coming To Canada … AOL Canada , AOL Canada Huffington Post , AOL Huffington Post Quebec , AOL Quebec , French Canada Huffington Post , French Canada Media , French Huffington Post , HPMG Canada , HPMG Quebec …
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Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:
Agency says HuffPo story payout sets precedent
Discussion: WebProNews and Editors Weblog
Jennifer LaFleur / ProPublica:
Government Could Hide Existence of Records under FOIA Rule Proposal  —  A proposed rule to the Freedom of Information Act would allow federal agencies to tell people requesting certain law-enforcement or national security documents that records don't exist - even when they do.
Discussion: The Daily Caller and TPM LiveWire
Matt Kinsman / Folio:
The Atlantic Sees 19 Percent Jump in Ad Revenue for Third Quarter  —  Publisher remains on track for “multi-million dollar” profit in 2011.  —  For the 12th consecutive quarter in a row, The Atlantic is reporting gains in print and online revenue.  In third quarter 2011 …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Piper Jaffray: Apple is already building prototype TV sets  —  The solution Steve Jobs said he “finally cracked” could be a $6 billion business by 2014  —  Click to enlarge.  Source: www.patentlyapple.com  —  In a note to clients released Monday, Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster seizes …
Julie Cohn / The Daily:
CNBC cancels $1M investing contest after players game the system  —  It turns out CNBC's fantasy stock market game approximates reality a little better than the network had anticipated.  —  Its much-hyped Million-Dollar Portfolio Challenge was suspended Friday because some cagey users managed to game the system.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google+ To Integrate With Blogger  —  Up-and-coming social network Google+ will soon be integrated with Google's blogging platform, Blogger, according to a message now appearing in the “Edit User Profile” section of Blogger's Settings.  —  The message reads “Connect Blogger to Google+ …
 
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Marcus Vanderberg / FishbowlLA:
Clear Channel Radio Promotes John Ivey to Senior VP
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
Next e-reader innovation: scrolling e-ink web pages
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Times Newspapers permitted to use leaked documents in libel defence
Keith Koffler / White House Dossier:
Petty Punishment for the Washington Post
Discussion: Globe and Mail and msnbc.com
Elspeth Reeve / The Atlantic Wire:
What Was Wikileaks Good For?  —  “Leaking to the mainstream press.
Emily Witt / The New York Observer:
HarperCollins Acquires Newmarket Press
Discussion: Publishers Weekly and GalleyCat
Kevin Downey / TVNewsCheck:
‘Katie’ A Go As Clearances Top 60% Of U.S.
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Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Howard Kurtz Asks If Media Too Slow To Give President Obama Credit For Muammar Gaddafi Killing
Discussion: Erik Wemple
TMZ:
Casey Anthony: NBC Finds Clever Way Around Paying For Interview
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
‘American Idol,’ NFL Duke it out for Priciest TV Spot
Discussion: TVbytheNumbers and TVNewser
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
The Bestsellers: Steve Jobs And The Importance Of Pre-Orders
Discussion: The Corsair
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
CBS Correspondent Robert Pierpoint Dies at 86
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Tina Brown Preps Daily Beast TV Original video set to launch in Nov.