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10:45 PM ET, October 25, 2011

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Journalism.org:
How People Use Tablets and What it Means for the Future of News  —  Eighteen months after the introduction of the iPad, 11% of U.S. adults now own a tablet computer of some kind.  About half (53%) get news on their tablet every day, and they read long articles as well as get headlines.
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Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
News among most popular tablet uses, US report finds  —  Study by Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, in collaboration with the Economist Group, also found more users prefer to view news via browsers rather than apps  —  US tablet survey found that browsers are more popular than apps for consuming news
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
Study: Tablet Users Love to Read the News, Still Reluctant to Pay for It
CNNMoney.com:
Netflix stock sinks 36% as subscribers flee  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Netflix shares plunged 36% in early trading Tuesday after the video rental company said it lost 800,000 subscribers in the third quarter.  —  Netflix ( NFLX) earned $62 million, or $1.16 a share, on a record $822 million …
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:   Netflix Puts Global Expansion On Hold As Costs Drag It Down
John Koblin / WWD:
Huffington Post Launches Parentlode Blog  —  HUFFING AND PUFFING: The New York Times and The Huffington Post feud isn't going away.  —  Times lawyers fired off a cease-and-desist letter to Arianna Huffington on Monday, claiming that The Huffington Post's new blog, Parentlode …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Amazon Misses, Q3 Sales Up 44 Percent To $10.9B; Net Income Down 73 Percent To $63M  —  Amazon reported third quarter earnings today.  Net income decreased 73% to $63 million in the third quarter, or $0.14 per diluted share, compared with net income of $231 million, or $0.51 per diluted share, in third quarter 2010.
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Dan Rayburn / StreamingMediaBlog.com:
Amazon's Kindle Fire Will Become To The Video Industry What The iPod Was To The Music Industry
Zachary Sniderman / Mashable!:
Amazon Embraces HTML5 for New Ebooks
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and Engadget
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Google asked to remove 135 YouTube videos for ‘UK national security issues’  —  US technology giant reports 71% rise in content removal requests from UK government or police  —  British police authorities ordered the removal of 135 videos from YouTube in the first half of this year …
Steve Zeitchik / LA Times:
Will Aaron Sorkin take on Steve Jobs?  —  EXCLUSIVE: Steve Jobs was front and center again Sunday night when “60 Minutes” aired its much-anticipated interview with his biographer, Walter Isaacson.  It proably won't be the last time the Apple co-founder will dominate our screens.
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Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Apple TV Effort Said to Be Led By ITunes Creator
Joel Gunter / Journalism.co.uk:
News Corp: James Murdoch suffers confidence blow in vote  —  News Corp shareholders have dealt a significant blow to James Murdoch and his brother Lachlan at this year's annual general meeting, with around a third of all shareholders voting against both  —  James Murdoch has been re-elected …
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Dalya Alberge / Guardian:   Phone hacking: book publishing executives targeted
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Yemen editor: it's hell here, but we need coverage by international media  —  What is it like trying to report on the bloody conflict within Yemen?  To be honest, says Hakim Almasmari, editor of the English-language Yemen Post , “it's hell.”  —  He was speaking to the International Press …
Joe Garofoli / San Francisco Chronicle:
Obama freezes local reporters out of S.F. event  —  President Obama is scheduled to appear before hundreds of donors at a $7,500-a-plate noontime fundraiser today at San Francisco's W Hotel - but not a single local reporter will be allowed inside to cover his only stop in the area, the White House said Monday.
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
No, CNET Is NOT In Talks To Buy gdgt  —  Several sources close to CBS Interactive tell us that CNET is not in talks to buy gadget news site gdgt, shooting down a report that a buy is imminent.  —  One source said that CNET hadn't even approached gdgt for a round of talks.
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Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:   CNET In Talks To Acquire gdgt As Early As This Week
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Time Inc. Hires Digital Executive  —  Time Inc. hired former Nokia Corp. executive George Linardos as the new head of digital marketing at the magazine-publishing unit, the company said Tuesday, a move that is likely to affirm the magazine company's conservative approach to distributing titles like Time …
Discussion: AllThingsD
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Digital First Media names leadership team  —  Digital First Media, the new company that runs MediaNews and Journal Register Co. properties, has named its leadership team.  Jeff Bairstow, who was Journal Register's chief financial officer, will run daily operations for all news outlets as president of Digital First Media.
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
The Daily Adds Two  —  The Daily has added two staffers to its Arts & Life section.  Rich Juzwiak has joined as a Culture Reporter.  Juzwiak was most recently working as a freelance writer, and is the man behind the popular FourFour blog.  —  David Walters, most recently with Details, will be The Daily's new Deputy Features Editor.
Discussion: eBookNewser
 
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