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9:30 AM ET, November 17, 2012


 Top News: 
Nick Bilton / NYT Bits:
Apple Now Owns the Page Turn  —  If you want to know just how broken the patent system is, just look at patent D670,713, filed by Apple and approved this week by the United States Patent Office.  —  This design patent, titled, “Display screen or portion thereof with animated graphical user interface …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Hey, Tim Ferriss: Book banning isn't a marketing gimmick  —  Huckleberry Finn, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, To Kill a Mockingbird: Those are among the titles that schools and libraries have most commonly banned over the years.  An Illinois school district banned a book this year because it included a reference to gay families.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
With Amazon Publishing Stonewalled By Retailers, Tim Ferriss Taps BitTorrent To Market His New Book  —  Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention, and a stalemate between Amazon and big retailers, including Barnes & Noble, over the sale of books from the online giant's publishing imprint …
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Did Roger Ailes Consider Joining CNN?  —  Over the summer Roger Ailes was sitting on his terrace at his home along the Hudson River, reading a book on the Civil War, when he decided his fight wasn't finished.  Last month Ailes, 72, who created Fox News 16 years ago, signed on for another four years as CEO.
Discussion: Gawker
Jay Rosen / Quote and Comment:
Is there anyone with the same power and visibility who flat out makes stuff up like Roger Ailes?
Discussion: TVNewser
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Netflix CEO: Amazon Losing Up to $1 Billion a Year on Streaming Video  —  Reed Hastings says that, one day, Amazon will provide real competition for Netflix.  —  But the Netflix CEO says Jeff Bezos will have to spend a lot of money before that happens: Hastings says Amazon is losing between $500 million …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Avid library ebook borrowers claim it doesn't affect their book buying  —  Publishers have grappled with how and whether to make ebooks available to libraries — fearing, in part, that a library ebook checkout means a lost sale.  A new survey from digital library distributor OverDrive …
Michael Wolf / Forbes:
Three Ways Social TV Analytics Is About to Change the TV Business  —  While talk of social TV is not new, the industry is still stuggling to understand what exactly the intersection between social media and the TV business will mean.  —  For consumers, today it's a watercooler conversation …
Tribune Co gets FCC approval, nears bankruptcy exit  —  Tribune Co, the owner of the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and 23 television stations, said on Friday it received a key regulatory approval needed to end its nearly four-year stay in bankruptcy.  —  Tribune said it received approval …
Discussion: Cable Television News
Tribune Company:   Tribune Wins Approval Of Federal Communications Commission
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
B&N shuts down the pioneering Fictionwise digital bookstores  —  When Fictionwise launched in 2000, it was a pioneer in a Kindle-less, Nook-less, iPad-less world.  The site sold ebooks in a variety of formats like Palm, Rocket and Microsoft Reader.  It let users download ebooks to their mobile phones — in 2001.
Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Sources: New owners plan Peter Liguori as Tribune Co. CEO … The new owners set to take control of Tribune Co. when it emerges from bankruptcy protection plan to name television executive Peter Liguori as the company's chief executive, according to sources familiar with the situation.
Jim Romenesko:
Geneva Overholser to step down as USC Annenberg J-School director  —  Geneva Overholser, who has led the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism since 2008, is stepping down in June when her five-year term ends.  A release says: “During the past four years …
Discussion: USC Annenberg School … and CJR
Neal Ungerleider / Fast Company:
Israeli Military To Citizens: Don't Facebook, Tweet, Instagram Rocket-Hit Locations  —  Location metadata stored on Twitter and other social media are feared by Israeli officials to be assisting Hamas' efforts and counter-attacks.  —  Israeli authorities are warning citizens not to post …
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Strange Tweets: What Happened to the Ahmed Jabari Assassination Video?
Discussion: Business Week and Fast Company
Christine Haughney / Media Decoder:
Former Creative Director at Wired Is Named Editor  —  Wired announced Friday afternoon that Scott Dadich, the magazine's former creative director, would become its next editor in chief.  —  Mr. Dadich replaces Chris Anderson, the magazine's editor since 2001, who stepped down this month …
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Time Warner CEO: Cord cutters not an issue, “cord nevers” might be  —  Few people are trading in their cable services for digital alternatives, according to Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes.  He argues that “cord cutting” is overstated and that the phenomenon is limited to a small segment of low income Americans.
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Robert McMillan / Wired:
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