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11:20 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 …
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 …
Bryan Goldberg / PandoDaily:
Take Two  —  I messed up.  —  There has been a lot of response to my fundraise blog post on PandoDaily on Tuesday.  Most of that response has been negative.  And there are many good reasons for the criticism:  — It over-simplified the editorial landscape.
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Elizabeth Spiers / Flavorwire:
How Not to Launch a Site for Women: An Open Letter to Bustle.com Founder, Bryan Goldberg
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 …
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.
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 …
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
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.
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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 …
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 …
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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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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