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10:15 AM ET, October 29, 2014

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Pierre Omidyar / First Look Media:
Magazine journalist Matt Taibbi has left Pierre Omidyar's First Look Media: “Our differences were never about editorial independence”  —  Important Announcement  —  I regret to announce that after several weeks of discussions, Matt Taibbi has left First Look.  We wish him well.
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Andrew Rice / New York Magazine:
Matt Taibbi leaves First Look Media after disagreements with management  —  Matt Taibbi Disappears From Omidyar's First Look Media  —  Matt Taibbi, the star magazine writer hired earlier this year to start a satirical website for billionaire Pierre Omidyar's First Look Media …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Digital chief Denise Warren leaves the Times  —  Denise Warren, The New York Times' digital chief and a 26-year veteran, is leaving the company as a result of what Times brass described as “organizational changes.”  —  Warren has served as executive vice president of digital products and services since April 2013.
Theo Padnos / New York Times:
Theo Padnos, American Journalist, on Being Kidnapped, Tortured and Released in Syria  —  My Captivity: A Journalist's Years in Syria  —  In 2012, Theo Padnos, an American journalist, was kidnapped by the Nusra Front.  After months of beatings and torture, he was certain he would be executed.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
British Broadcaster Sky Invests $7 Million In YouTube Video Network Whistle Sports  —  Sky (BSkyB) is best known as a British satellite broadcaster, but it is increasingly becoming a startup investor after it announced its third deal in a month.  Fresh from putting $5 million …
Wolfgang Blau / Guardian:
Guardian US launches responsive, redesigned website with flexible section pages  —  Welcome to the new Guardian US  —  We are proud to introduce our 27 million American readers to the new US edition of theguardian.com today.  Take a look around and let us know what you think
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson alleges network suppressed stories on ‘corporate partners’  —  CBS News declined to comment on the allegations below.  —  In an astonishing media tour following her resignation from CBS News last spring, correspondent Sharyl Attkisson sat …
Lara Sinclair / TheAustralian:
Mashable launches Australian edition  —  ONLINE publisher Mashable has rolled out its official Australian edition as of today with stories about heatwaves, visa bans for travellers from West Africa and the new sequel to Metro Trains Melbourne's ad campaign ‘Dumb Ways to Die’.
Discussion: Capital New York and mUmBRELLA
Saeed Kamali Dehghan / Guardian:
Iranian journalists detained after reporting on acid attacks  —  Hardliners criticise news agency's coverage of assaults on women in city of Isfahan  —  Iranian authorities, irked by the scale of public outrage about a string of acid attacks in the city of Isfahan, have turned on the media …
The Moscow Times:
Russia Bans Wayback Machine Internet Archive Over Islamic State Video  —  The Russian government has blacklisted the California-based Wayback Machine, a comprehensive archive of the Internet, over an Islamist video available on the website.  —  The video, called “The Clang of Swords,” …
The Seattle Times:
FBI exploited press credibility in bomb ruse  —  The Federal Bureau of Investigation's decision to use The Associated Press name on a made-up story to track down a suspect obliterates a line that never should have been crossed.  —  THE Associated Press has a well-earned reputation as an independent, credible government watchdog.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
RIAA: The Pirate Bay Assaults Fundamental Human Rights  —  Following in the footsteps of Hollywood's MPAA, the RIAA has now submitted its overview of “notorious markets” to the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR).  —  These submissions help to guide the U.S. Government's position …
Discussion: Complete Music Update
 
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Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
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