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10:50 AM ET, August 15, 2013

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Tim Kenneally / The Wrap:
Time Warner Cable Slapped With Class Action Suit Over CBS Blackout  —  Three Southern California residents demand restitution over retransmission standoff  —  The stakes in the standoff between CBS and Time Warner Cable have just been upped once again — and this time it's angry viewers who are doing the upping.
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Don Kaplan / NY Daily News:
Verizon FiOS gains customers as standoff continues between Time Warner Cable and CBS  —  Some Time Warner Cable customers say they've been left on hold when trying to cancel service  —  Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (l.) his brother and New York Giants counterpart, Eli Manning …
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
Greg Sandoval / The Verge:
Blackout brawler: meet the combative CEO keeping CBS off your television  —  The fight with Time Warner Cable is one of Les Moonves many battles  —  As the feud between CBS and Time Warner Cable (TWC) over retransmission drags on for a third week, more than 3 million TWC subscribers are blocked …
Dan Gillmor / Guardian:
What we can all learn from the New York Times website outage  —  The more we rely on digital information, the more vulnerable we are.  Everyone needs a Plan B, independent of third-party hosts  —  Several hours after the New York Times website and mobile app went offline on Wednesday morning …
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Seth Fiegerman / Mashable:
‘New York Times’ Publishes Articles on Facebook During Site Outage
Discussion: The Next Web
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
CNN Plans ‘Complete Overhaul’ Of Digital Operation For Fall  —  CNN is planning its most significant changes to CNN.com and the CNN digital platforms in more than a decade for the Fall.  The channel is preparing to launch a redesigned site that not only looks different to users …
Seth Fiegerman / Mashable:
‘Quartz’ Passes ‘The Economist’ in U.S. Web Traffic  —  Less than a year after launching, Quartz's web audience in the United States has overtaken that of The Economist, one of its chief competitors in the business news space, and is closing in on the Financial Times.
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Aereo CEO: Service will turn a profit before turning in 1M subscribers  —  The upstart online TV service will have a “fabulous” business at 1 million users and an “extremely fabulous” one at 5 million, but registrations need only be in the hundreds of thousands for it to be profitable, its CEO says.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Pulse 2.0 and The Verge
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Fox Sports 1 will launch with DirecTV, Dish and Time Warner Cable  —  Regis Philbin will host a show on Fox Sports 1.  —  Fox Sports 1 has struck agreements with three major distributors that will ensure that the new cable network will be available in the majority of pay-TV homes …
Rainey Reitman / Freedom of the Press Foundation:
Bradley Manning Did Not Hurt the United States  —  In his sentencing hearing yesterday, Bradley Manning took the stand and apologized for the “hurt” he inflicted on the United States.  —  While the legal strategy of Manning's attorney at this point—as it would be for any attorney …
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Rachel Abrams / Variety:
Third Point Discloses $115 Million Stake in Disney  —  Hedge fund has no plans for a larger strategic push at the Mouse House  —  Daniel Loeb's Third Point LLC, the hedge fund that tried to force Sony Corp. to spin off its entertainment assets earlier this summer, disclosed a $115 million stake in Disney on Wednesday.
Kristin Bergman / Digital Media Law Project:
After On-Air Mishaps, Embarrassed Newscasters Turn to Copyright Law  —  Whether we consider the purpose of copyright to be to protect economic rights or moral rights, copyright is a powerful yet dangerous instrument.  Abuse of copyright, particularly using the Digital Millennium Copyright …
Rachel Bartlett / Journalism.co.uk:
Full Fact launches online fact-finding tool  —  Journalists can use the platform - which is called Full Fact Finder - to find out where to locate accurate facts and figures on a range of subjects The UK-based fact-checking website Full Fact has launched an online finder which journalists can use to track down accurate information.
Sara Morrison / The Wrap:
Grim Day for Journalists: 3 Killed in Egypt, 1 Missing in Syria 365 Days Now  —  Three journalists were killed in Egypt on Wednesday as violence between ousted president Mohamed Morsi's supporters and police and military escalated.  The deaths marked two grim milestones in journalistic freedom …
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Wenqian Zhu / CNNMoney.com:
Journalist jobs are picking up  —  Jobs for journalists are on the upswing.  —  That's good news for an industry in upheaval.  Just this month, there's been a flurry of deals involving struggling marquee American publications.  Amazon ( AMZN, Fortune 500) founder and CEO Jeff Bezos bought …
Discussion: Poynter and @kismith
 
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