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10:35 AM ET, October 30, 2013

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Jim Roberts / Mashable:
Jim Roberts Is Mashable's Executive Editor and Chief Content Officer  —  Today is an exciting day for me.  I'm joining a new family, as executive editor and chief content officer at Mashable.  —  To some it might seem a bit of a departure.  You might imagine a headline like …
Brendan Sasso / Hillicon Valley:
Senate confirms Wheeler to lead FCC  —  The Senate unanimously confirmed Tom Wheeler, an investor and former industry lobbyist, to be chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Tuesday.  —  The vote was delayed for two weeks by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who expressed concern about Wheeler's views on political disclosure rules.
Olivia Petersen / Politico:
POLITICO to Launch ‘POLITICO Magazine’  —  POLITICO, the country's dominant political news source, announced today that this November it will launch POLITICO Magazine, a new print and online publication that will convene the most interesting, provocative and important thinkers and writers around …
Discussion: @tanyapampalone
AllThingsD:
Intel May Turn Over Its Web TV Project to Verizon  —  Intel's efforts to break into the TV business may be coming to a close.  —  Sources say the chipmaker is close to a deal to hand over control of Intel Media, the unit that has been trying to build a Web-based subscription TV service …
Discussion: Engadget
Rachel Donadio / New York Times:
Greeks Question Media, and New Voices Pipe Up  —  ATHENS — Late on a recent evening, crowds gathered at the Radio Bubble cafe in downtown Athens, drinking beer and talking politics.  The cafe, in the trendy yet rough-around-the-edges Exarchia neighborhood, funds a small leftist online radio station …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
AP's new Lingofy plugin is like a robot copy editor  —  Lingofy is a browser plugin that “checks website content for AP Stylebook's spelling, language, punctuation, usage and journalistic style guidelines,” the Associated Press says in a press release.  The for-purchase plugin also checks …
Discussion: ap.org
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Newspapers' bid for injunction against press regulation royal charter fails  —  Publishers take their case to court of appeal after high court refuses to grant them last-minute ‘stay’  —  Newspaper and magazine publishers have failed in their application for an injunction to prevent …
Dru Sefton / Current:
Bill Moyers ending Moyers & Company in January  —  Bill Moyers announced today to his colleagues in public TV that the last broadcast of his Moyers & Company public-affairs show will air Jan. 3, 2014, when current funding commitments end.  —  He also said that his production company is …
Alan Rusbridger / The New York Review of Books:
The Snowden Leaks and the Public  —  1.  —  It is harder than you might think to destroy an Apple MacBook Pro according to British government standards.  In a perfect world the officials who want to destroy such machines prefer them to be dropped into a kind of giant food mixer that reduces them to dust.
Discussion: @nybooks and @smithsam
Peter Lauria / BuzzFeed:
Exclusive: CBS News In Talks With Distributors For 24-Hour Digital Video Service  —  The company's news and interactive units are developing a digital programming service to be distributed on mobile phones, tablets, game consoles and over-the-top TV distribution systems.  —  CBS headquarters.
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost:
Consumers Remain Indifferent To Smart TVs  —  A majority of consumers aren't interested in buying a new smart TV over the next 12 months — but advertising its strong attributes could help turn that indifference around.  —  Some 73% of consumers have given a thumbs down to buying a new smart TV …
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
New York Times Ad Chief: Branded Content Units Coming Soon  —  Redesigned Times Website Will Include New Ad Units  —  The New York Times is planning to step off the sidelines and into the world of native advertising online, where a growing list of traditional publishers have thrown their arms around sponsored or branded content.
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
No Amazon TV Box for Christmas  —  Amazon is going to sell a lot of stuff in the next couple of months.  * But it is very unlikely to be selling its own Web video box.  —  Jeff Bezos and company have been prepping a set-top box meant to compete with Roku and Apple's Apple TV device …
Discussion: Pocket-lint, AppleInsider and CNET
Lou Carlozo / NetNewsCheck Latest:
Kroeger: BHM ‘Interested’ In Trib Co. Papers  —  Warren Buffett's BH Media Group could be eyeing some of the smaller newspapers in the Tribune Co. stable, possibly including titles such as the Allentown Morning Call, the Newport News Daily Press and the Hartford Courant.
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Buffett group reportedly looking at some Tribune papers
Discussion: @poynter
 
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Karen Fratti / 10,000 Words:
On the Media Asks Listeners to ‘Be the Journalist,’ With Web Tool
Discussion: AppNewser and Techdirt
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Comcast to Stream 35 Live TV Channels to Mobile Apps Outside the Home
Discussion: The Wrap and The Verge
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Mobile Video App Snapverse Raises $3.5M And Announces Deals With Universal, Warner Bros, And Sony
Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk:
New BBC reporting unit tracks stories taking off on social
Discussion: Big News Network.com
Arti Patel / Folio:
In Keynote, Elisabeth DeMarse Addresses TheStreet Inc.'s Turnaround
Dan Kennedy / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Four takeaways from new owner John Henry's message to readers of The Boston Globe
Discussion: @niemanlab
 Earlier Picks: 
Jim Romenesko:
Salt Lake Tribune retirees call for a U.S. Department of Justice probe of JOA revisions
Catherine Taibi / The Huffington Post:
MSNBC's New Website Launches
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM and TVNewser
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Twitter's Mobile Apps Begin to Look a Bit More Like Instagram
Michael Holden / Reuters:
British justice on trial in phone-hacking trial, jury told
Discussion: Guardian and Hacked Off
Glenn Greenwald / Omidyar Group:
Dan Froomkin and Liliana Segura join Glenn Greenwald's new news venture
Christine Idzelis / Bloomberg:
Tribune Said to Seek $4.1 Billion of Loans for TV Station Deal
Discussion: Reuters and Radio & Television …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Amazon launches Kindle MatchBook, offering cheap digital copies of your physical books