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8:20 AM ET, October 26, 2011

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The Independent:
Exclusive: Met finds secret phone at centre of NI hacking  —  Device nicknamed ‘The Hub’ hidden in offices of ‘News of the World’  —  Specialist detectives from the Metropolitan Police have discovered the existence of a secret mobile phone within News International's east London headquarters …
Discussion: The First Post
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
Discussion: Mashable!
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
Sunny Hundal / Liberal Conspiracy:
Watch: Sky compares protesters to Nazis  —  This clip on Sky News was captured today afternoon.  —  Adam Boulton of Sky News, unbelievably, tries to compare the protesters to Nazis.  —  I'm not sure descendants of the Holocaust would quite agree with that.  Is Boulton out of his mind?  —  Watch
Discussion: Guardian and Boing Boing
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
SkimLinks Harnesses Atma Links Acquisition To Power SkimWords 2.0  —  One of the most popular ways for publishers to monetize their content — aside from basic banner and AdSense ads — is through affiliate programs.  These are often transparent to users: you'll click a link to an online store …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Reuters and freemedia.at
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
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.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Major media outlets say they won't pull out of Baghdad when Obama does  —  U.S. Army.  —  Despite Barack Obama's announcement last Friday that the remaining 39,000 U.S. soldiers still in Iraq would be pulled out by year's end, major American media outlets that have been covering …
Discussion: Mediaite and New York Times
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Now you can vote on X Factor USA through Twitter  —  Fans of X Factor USA will soon be able to cast votes for the show through Twitter, after the company revealed details of its partnership with the hit TV show on its blog.  —  The new voting system, which is the first of its kind …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Richard Lawson leaves Gawker to work for old Gawker boss, at Atlantic Wire  —  The Atlantic Wire has hired veteran Gawker writer Richard Lawson, who is heading over to the news and commentary aggregation site to cover entertainment and culture.  —  As is the tradition for Gawker editors who leave the site …
 
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Ben Camm-Jones / Macworld UK:
Delete Steve Jobs iBook and download new version, customers told
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
The Daily Adds Two  —  The Daily has added two staffers to its Arts & Life section.
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Time Inc. Hires Digital Executive
Discussion: AllThingsD
Richard Horgan / FishbowlLA:
EXCLUSIVE: LA Photog Funds New Fashion Magazine
Kevin Army / Open Salon:
Police Raid Occupy Oakland, Push Me To The Ground
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Vice President Biden complains after dust-up with conservative reporter
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Joe Garofoli / San Francisco Chronicle:
Obama freezes local reporters out of S.F. event
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Facebook Co-Founder Aims to Bring Venture Capital Model to Media
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
No, CNET Is NOT In Talks To Buy gdgt
Discussion: TechCrunch
Jessica Davies / New Media Age:
Current TV to launch online series sourced from Vimeo community
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
Sarah Fenske to replace Drex Heikes as LA Weekly editor
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
TMZ founder Harvey Levin's unsolicited advice to mainstream media: Adapt or die
Discussion: TeleRead and Gawker