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11:40 AM ET, October 25, 2011

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Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Apple TV Effort Said to Be Led By ITunes Creator  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) is turning to the software engineer who built iTunes to help lead its development of a television set, according to three people with knowledge of the project.  —  Jeff Robbin, who helped create the iPod in addition …
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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.
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 …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Reed Hastings Lays Out the Netflix Comeback Plan  —  Netflix wants investors to believe that it can restart its engine, which conked out yesterday.  And it wants customers to believe it will have stuff they want to watch, even though it is losing some prize jewels.  —  You'll forgive both groups if they're a tad skeptical.
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David Lieberman / Deadline.com:
Is It “Nuclear Winter” For Netflix? Analysts Tell Investors To Bail After 3Q Setbacks
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  —  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 …
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 …
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Larry King Confirms Radio Rumors... Plus a New TV Show?  —  Talkers magazine speaks to Larry King, where the longtime host of “Larry King Live,” reveals that he is very close to a new LA-based radio show (as long rumored) as well as a new TV program: … continued...  New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
Discussion: TALKERS.COM
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
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
TMZ founder Harvey Levin's unsolicited advice to mainstream media: Adapt or die  —  America's foremost gossipmonger has a little unsolicited advice for the nation's mainstream media: Your business model is broken.  Your future is in jeopardy.  Adapt or die.
Michael Musto / La Daily Musto:
Bloomberg Media To Be Rocked with Discrimination Lawsuit  —  ​I've just learned that Bloomberg Media's International Managing Director of Television Brian Martinez—who I knew back in the '90s club days—is filing suit with that company for having been relieved of his duties in July.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Talking Biz News
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
PlayJam Takes $5 Million To Go Global With Its Connected TV Games  —  PlayJam, which distributes its own and now third-party casual games to TVs in Europe, is taking a $5 million first investment round to help it do the same in the U.S. and Asia.  —  The money comes from GameStop Digital Ventures …
Discussion: GigaOM
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Facebook Co-Founder Aims to Bring Venture Capital Model to Media  —  The Knight Foundation, a sponsor of journalism-innovation projects, named Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes and digital experts from Harvard and MIT to its board, where they'll take a venture-capital-like approach to media.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Metro Hails Newsstand For Strong Downloads, High Engagement  —  UK free commuter newspaper Metro's new iPad Newsstand edition has proved almost as popular within two weeks of launch as its predecessor had been over a whole year.  —  The app clocked 155,000 downloads in the 11 days between launch …
Jessica Davies / New Media Age:
Current TV to launch online series sourced from Vimeo community  —  Current TV and video-sharing site Vimeo have struck a deal to launch an online TV documentary series sourced from Vimeo's online filmmaker community.  —  The companies will kick off their partnership with a competition aimed …
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
Sarah Fenske to replace Drex Heikes as LA Weekly editor  —  Village Voice Media brings in someone from its St. Louis alternative paper to run its L.A. counterpart.  —  LA Weekly Editor Drex Heikes announced Monday that he would step down and the Phoenix-based company that publishes …
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
 
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Dalya Alberge / Guardian:
Phone hacking: book publishing executives targeted
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
Senior Media Liaison Karen Wickre leaves Google for Twitter
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Three Editors Depart Details, The Fix Picks Up One
Patrick Twohy / San Francisco Business Times:
Bay Citizen news site loses CEO on heels of editor
Jennifer LaFleur / ProPublica:
Government Could Hide Existence of Records under FOIA Rule Proposal
Marcus Vanderberg / FishbowlLA:
Clear Channel Radio Promotes John Ivey to Senior VP
 Earlier Picks: 
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
‘Rock Center’ Winning Higher Ad Rates Than Some NBC Stalwarts
Discussion: B&C, Media & Entertainment and TVNewser
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
Next e-reader innovation: scrolling e-ink web pages
Discussion: TeleRead
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
News International makes concession over Glenn Mulcaire damages
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.
Discussion: News Desk
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google+ To Integrate With Blogger
Julie Cohn / The Daily:
CNBC cancels $1M investing contest after players game the system