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5:10 PM ET, November 2, 2011


 Top News: 
Robert Booth / Guardian:
Julian Assange loses appeal against extradition  —  High court judges rule the WikiLeaks founder should face accusations of rape in Sweden  —  The WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, has lost his high court appeal against extradition to Sweden to face rape allegations.
The Guardian:
Julian Assange loses extradition appeal – full judgment
Discussion: Guardian and VentureBeat
Raphael G. Sattter / Associated Press:
As Assange awaits ruling, WikiLeaks faces its fate
Discussion: Gawker
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo's Product Runway: Are You In or Out?  —  I am here at Yahoo HQ in Sunnyvale, Calif., to check out “Product Runway,” which is the Silicon Valley Internet giant's attempt to show that it can still innovate.  —  First and foremost is the launch of Livestand, a personalized news reader …
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:
Yahoo's IntoNow comes to the iPad with more social perks  —  Fully 88 percent of people who own tablets such as the iPad say they use them at the same time that they're watching TV, according to research released last month by Nielsen.  Now Yahoo is keen to make the most out of that trend.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
AOL Beats Estimates, Posts Another Ad Sales Increase.  But About Those Domestic Numbers ...  Here's a first look at AOL Q3 earnings: Revenue of $532 million and an earnings loss of $0.02 per share.  Wall Street estimates for the company tend to be all over the map, but Yahoo Finance thinks …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
AOL's Armstrong: ‘Benefits Are Coming Into View’
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and AllThingsD
David Gelles / Financial Times:   AOL chief plays down Yahoo takeover
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
The One Question You Should Never Ask Chris Matthews  —  Chris Matthews reading a passage from his new book about John F. Kennedy  —  Be it known: Chris Matthews does not use a ghostwriter.  The “Hardball” host does all his own writing, and he resents the idea that anyone would ever think otherwise.
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
Yahoo News hires David Chalian as Washington bureau chief  —  David Chalian, currently the political editor at “PBS Newshour,” will become the Washington bureau chief of Yahoo News later this month.  —  The move is part of Yahoo's renewed focus on original content and political coverage of the 2012 presidential election.
Discussion: Adweek and Wall Street Journal
Eric Jackson /
Yahoo!: Digging Into So-Called Scoops
Discussion: Poynter and Business Insider
Nancy Messieh / The Next Web:   Yahoo and BBC team up to bring more Arabic content to the web
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Time Warner's Bewkes: Netflix actually helps us  —  In the past, Time Warner Chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes might have been critical of Netflix's ability to compete with traditional TV networks.  But he has softened his tone lately, talking up the additional value that subscription video-on-demand services …
Discussion: Media Decoder
Associated Press:   Harry Potter Helps Time Warner Profit
Anthony Crupi / Adweek:
Cable Unit Props Up Ailing NBC  —  NBCUniversal's cable networks once again saved the day at 30 Rock, as the stable of popular channels took in $803 million in third-quarter ad sales revenue, up 10 percent versus the year-ago period.  —  The cable programming group, which includes top-rated USA Network …
Discussion: AdAge and
Tim Molloy / The Wrap:
Comcast Earnings Up 5% as Fewer Cancel Cable; NBCU Results Mixed
Sarah Ellison / Vanity Fair:
Murdoch Clan Met with Family Therapist to Discuss News Corp.'s Future  —  New York, N.Y.— Vanity Fair contributing editor Sarah Ellison reports that “The [Murdoch] siblings had been in family counseling with a psychologist over the issue of succession” since before last February.
Edward Wyatt / Media Decoder:
Court Affirms ‘Wardrobe Malfunction’ Ruling  —  WASHINGTON — Janet Jackson's nipple just can't seem to stay out of court.  —  A federal appeals court on Wednesday again threw out a $550,000 fine against CBS by the Federal Communications Commission for Janet Jackson's famed “wardrobe malfunction” …
Ana Radelat / AdAge:
FCC's New Political Ad Disclosure Plan Has Broadcasters Concerned  —  Planned Website would List Who's Behind an Ad, How Much They Paid for It  —  Just as a banner season for political advertising is starting, the Obama administration has thrown broadcasters a curveball …
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
News Corp.: Revenues Up But Net Income Down On UK Charges, Failed BSkyB Bid  —  No news yet on what might be happening with executive succession at News Corp. (NSDQ: NWS) but the company today reported a seven percent growth in revenue for Q1 to nearly $8 billion.
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and Adweek
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Wired' Bringing Advertisers and Its Blogs Closer Together  —  It may have taken nontraditional publishers like Federated Media to pave the way for “conversational media,” in which advertisers mix more directly with the blogging community.  But now premium content brands want to get in on the act.
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
NYT Nixes Credit for Politico on Cain Story  —  The waters are getting muddied with the alleged sexual harassment story on Herman Cain.  Since Monday, Politico has been getting loads of credit for breaking the news — on TV, online, and in print.  The publication's Jonathan Martin …
Discussion: Forbes and Editors Weblog
Andrea Morabito / Broadcasting & Cable:
NBC Gives Doug Vaughn Oversight of Most Late-Night Programming  —  Exec expands role to ‘SNL,’ ‘Late Night,’ ‘Last Call;’ Telegdy to keep ‘Tonight Show’ duties  —  NBC has re-upped Doug Vaughn's contract, expanding the program executive's role to add responsibility for most of the network's late-night programs.
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