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1:40 PM ET, November 4, 2013


 Top News: 
David Carr / New York Times:
With ‘Alpha House,’ Amazon Makes Bid for Living Room Screens and Beyond  —  Not long ago, I was on the set of a show about politics, Washington and a senator gone rogue.  The set had all the trappings of a big-time television production, but it will be delivered not by broadcast or cable …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo's Mayer on the Talent Hunt for Tech Journalists (Even From AllThingsD!)  —  This weekend, a Yahoo recruiter tried to poach two of our fine AllThingsD reporters for what was described as a “new initiative within our Tech Vertical.”  —  According to the recruiter, who used LinkedIn for the outreach …
Press Gazette:
Glenn Mulcaire never deleted Milly Dowler's voice mail, court told  —  The News of the World never deleted Milly Dowler's voice mail messages, a court has heard.  —  Continuing his opening address at the phone-hacking trial, Andrew Edis conceded there was no evidence to support the claim carried in The Guardian.
Discussion: Variety
Rebekah Brooks and assistant ‘spirited away’ archived notebooks  —  Rebekah Brooks ordered the destruction of incriminating evidence when she was due to be arrested over phone hacking and corruption, the Old Bailey has heard.  —  Rebekah Brooks and her personal assistant removed seven archived boxes …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Texas Tribune is getting into sponsored content for a new online opinion section  —  The Texas Tribune will begin experimenting with sponsored content in 2014 with a site dedicated to both standard and paid opinion pieces.  —  TribTalk will be the Austin-based news nonprofit's answer …
Discussion: @niemanlab
Twitter News Consumers: Young, Mobile and Educated  —  Nearly one-in-ten U.S. adults (8%) get news through Twitter, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center, in collaboration with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.  Compared with the 30% of Americans who get news on Facebook …
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Twitter Raises IPO Price Range And Analysts Approve  —  So much for Twitter being “the anti-Facebook” in its approach to going public.  —  The social messenging service has taken a page from its big blue rival, jacking up its price range in the final days before its share debut on the New York Stock Exchange.
Daniel Terdiman / CNET:
Power plays at Twitter: Jack, Ev, and the need to grow up (Q&A)  —  Talk about good timing.  —  This week, just as Twitter is about to carry out its long-awaited and highly anticipated IPO, here comes Nick Bilton's “Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal …
Discussion: AllThingsD and @jbruin
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Area comedian named Fishbowl DC editor  —  Patrick Tutwiler, a Washington-based comedian, has been named editor of the media news and gossip site Fishbowl DC, following Betsy Rothstein's departure.  —  “You may have seen one of his stand up acts around the District, or more recently …
Discussion: FishbowlDC and City Desk
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Is YouTube Too Big to Have a Really Big Show?  —  The best-case scenario for last night's YouTube Music Awards was that they would do something really cool with live music and live video that we haven't seen before.  —  And that's what they did, for the show's first six minutes.
Jim Romenesko:
Dayton Daily News memo: There will be nothing negative about CBS in our newspaper  —  In Dayton, Cox Media Group is integrating its print, TV (a CBS affiliate) and radio operations and using the slogan, “Come Together.”  According to a memo that Dayton Daily News staffers received on Friday …
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
What to do with $250m in digital journalism?  —  Pierre Omidyar, Ebay's founder and now philanthropist, pledged $250m to a new investigative reporting venture.  Starting a project of this magnitude from scratch isn't an everyday occurrence, leading us to wonder how it could look like?
Discussion: Pressthink, Guardian, @dabeard and @raju
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Tim Peterson / AdAge:
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Discussion: @petersontee