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Amazon's Bet on Content, in a Hub for Gamers

nytimes.com David Carr (@carr2n) – Aug 31 – On Wednesday night, I spent time on Twitch.tv watching people watch people play StarCraft II, Call of Duty and League of Legends. When you cover media, you get used to meta activities, but staring at my computer watching an audience watch others…
Edmund Lee Here, @carr2n's clever sleight of hand, pretending he doesn't know what the kids are up to in Amazon's bet on Twitch t.co/7OwDxSwqq3
david carr RT @EnnisNYT: "Is this really a thing?" @carr2n examines the lucrative draw of t.co/nbt166JVYJ t.co/9CezfsmKko
Emily Steel RT @nytimes: The Media Equation: Amazon Bets on Content in Deal for Twitch t.co/giwB55hXVH
The New York Times The Media Equation: Amazon Bets on Content in Deal for Twitch t.co/giwB55hXVH
Peter Lattman "My demographic hem is showing." @carr2n watched people watching other people play video games, and wrote about it t.co/XvS4B4Asr5
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E-Sports Set Video Gamers Fighting for Real Money in Virtual Contests

nytimes.com Nick Wingfield (@nickwingfield) – Aug 30 – SEATTLE — A bewitching creature — half woman, half deer — battles a shaman and a sentient tree. Lightning bolts strike. Weapons explode. Nasty spells are cast. The video game Dota 2, like so many across the Internet, transports…
Michael Gartenberg RT @levie: It'll be hard being a parent and telling your kids not to play video games once it becomes an actual profession. t.co/ZOljtjbZ74
MikeIsaac gaming as spectator sport: it's not just a south korean phenomenon anymore. @nickwingfield's excellent story. t.co/PLdScl1vyb
Conor Dougherty RT @nytimesbits: How esports evolved into an industry where 70+ million people worldwide tune in to watch others play video games t.co/BNFvYjTOrI
Aaron Levie It'll be hard being a parent and telling your kids not to play video games once it becomes an actual profession. t.co/ZOljtjbZ74
Geoff Keighley RT @nytimes: Video gaming is becoming a worldwide spectator sport t.co/VqgkJ5rYRM (Photo: Stuart Isett for NYT) t.co/tmZon7DHUc
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We can't let tech giants, like Facebook and Twitter, control our news values

theguardian.com – Emily Bell – Aug 31, 10:02 AM – Several years ago, Vint Cerf visited the Guardian in his capacity as Google's “evangelist in chief” – the kind of Silicon Valley title you can carry off only if you have invented the internet, which, luckily for Cerf, he had.
Mathew Ingram RT @saila: 'The paradigm of 'objectivity' is as absurd a concept in software platforms as it was in 20th-century'-@emilybell t.co/O4EJtlBtH8
Brian Fitzgerald When tech-social algorithms trump editors, feeds are filled with ice buckets and not news about Ferguson. t.co/TtGjsTFK6F
Heidi N. Moore RT @ruskin147: t.co/KCuabJvs6p Brilliant from @emilybell on why social media firms are in fact media businesses and need to take editorial decisions
Burt Herman Compelling read on the ethics of algorithms and need for editorial values in technology platforms by @emilybell: t.co/WgInRqgLCg
Raju Narisetti Commercial not social networks too M @mathewi: also been trying to make point Twitter & Facebook are media entities t.co/8cgbYvD3Hu
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Apple Said to Team With Visa, MasterCard on IPhone Wallet

Bloomberg – Matt Townsend – Apple Inc. (AAPL) plans to turn its next iPhone into a mobile wallet through a partnership with major payment networks, banks and retailers, according a person familiar with the situation. The agreement includes Visa Inc. (V), MasterCard Inc. (MA)…
Aaron Pressman Until now, iTunes accounts have been used in Apple's marketplace, which is tiny compared to the vast retail market t.co/n5Vn6IU0Lz
zerohedge Apple Said to Team With Visa, MasterCard on IPhone Wallet t.co/iRw3TOBkBJ
John Paczkowski @matt_townsend why'd you remove the re/code attribution from your apple payments story? t.co/9hIF095SVm t.co/bPp7ryADBO
Geoffrey Fowler RT @JoannaStern: So I'm thinking now is not a good time to get into the iPhone wallet case business. t.co/bv3hVbEOon
Ian Schafer RT @JoannaStern: So I'm thinking now is not a good time to get into the iPhone wallet case business. t.co/bv3hVbEOon
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Why Uber must be stopped

Salon.com – Andrew Leonard – Aug 31, 10:59 AM – What is Uber? A paragon of free market efficiency and technological innovation serving the greater convenience and comfort of the general public? Or living proof for why capitalist societies require regulation? It is testimony to the ceaseless…
John Battelle Why Uber must be stopped t.co/0vD3YpGCSF via @Salon The argument is for regulation as power consolidates.
Ben Thompson So confused. I thought Uber was trivially copied. So now the worry is they will never have any competitors ever? t.co/LGqN187TlA
Re/code #mustreads from other sites: Why Uber Must Be Stopped / by @koxinga21 / t.co/FdjXQmmaEL
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The Great Naked Celebrity Photo Leak of 2014 is just the beginning

theguardian.com – Roxane Gay – Aug 31, 11:00 PM – Privacy is a privilege. It is rarely enjoyed by women or transgender men and women, queer people or people of color. When you are an Other, you are always in danger of having your body or some other intimate part of yourself exposed in one way or…
Arik Hesseldahl The Great Naked Celebrity Photo Leak of 2014 Is Just the Beginning t.co/bq2LuL3cG3
craignewmark RT @sullduggery: "Celebrity is, in some ways, an infection that is only marginally beneficial." RT @lenadunham As discussed by @rgay: t.co/xb7Nmm2UPu
Mathew Ingram RT @sullduggery: "Celebrity is, in some ways, an infection that is only marginally beneficial." RT @lenadunham As discussed by @rgay: t.co/xb7Nmm2UPu
Jennifer Weiner RT @sarahkendzior: "What these people are doing is reminding women that, no matter who they are, they are still women." t.co/v10ZpdDyNj
Andrew Losowsky RT @rgay: I will tweet again in the morning or like in a few hours, but I wrote about the misogyny of nude photo leaks: t.co/WVIV1uTefy
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Camden Turns Around With New Police Force

nytimes.com – Kate Zernike – Aug 31 – CAMDEN, N.J. — In the summer of 2012, the year this city broke its own record for homicides, there were 21 people murdered here. This summer, there were six. Just as remarkably, with shootings down 43 percent in two years, and violent crime…
Tim O'Brien '@brianstelter: A remarkable story by @kzernike in today's NYT: Camden, NJ, the "un-#Ferguson" t.co/dAwtGDeudS'
adam najberg RT @aweissman: Camden police chief: "measures success not in tickets written, but in the number of children riding bicycles" t.co/z7fztTWctT
Andrew Grossman "he measures their success not in tickets written, but in the number of children riding bicycles on the street." t.co/kMOVtTRP25
Brian Stelter A remarkable story by @kzernike in today's NYT: Camden, NJ, the "un-#Ferguson" t.co/Oc2q9aZzFQ
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Israel Claims Nearly 1,000 Acres of West Bank Land Near Bethlehem

nytimes.com – Isabel Kershner – Aug 31 – JERUSALEM — Israel on Sunday laid claim to nearly 1,000 acres of West Bank land in a Jewish settlement bloc near Bethlehem — a step that could herald significant Israeli construction in the area — defying Palestinian demands…
Rafat Ali RT @paulg: Israel Claims Nearly 1,000 Acres of West Bank Land Near Bethlehem: t.co/vynN6tkiLb
Glenn Greenwald RT @jilliancyork: New York Times continues to use language of occupier to describe what is pure theft, colonization. t.co/x0fKUFAdzZ
Tamer El-Ghobashy RT @MattMcBradley: "Timing of the land appropriation suggested it was meant as a kind of... punishment for the Palestinians." t.co/XLirLlhuZD #Israel
Tamer El-Ghobashy RT @MattMcBradley: Even after #Gaza crisis, #Israel forges ahead with settlements: Israel Claims Nearly 1,000 Acres of West Bank Land t.co/XLirLlhuZD
Matt Bradley "Timing of the land appropriation suggested it was meant as a kind of... punishment for the Palestinians." t.co/XLirLlhuZD #Israel
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Mental Floss Is Buoyed by Online Video

nytimes.com Christine Haughney (@chaughney) – Aug 31 – For decades, magazine editors often relied on a handful of maxims to attract readers: Young is better than old. Pretty is better than ugly. Rich is better than poor. Film stars outsell television and music stars. Anything sells better than…
david carr Mental Floss Is Buoyed by Online Video t.co/P8zJnW1P5K. @chaughney reports how mag is killing it on the YouTubes
Mathew Ingram RT @peterlattman: .@mental_floss magazine is killing it in web video by wielding a secret weapon -- @realjohngreen. @chaughney reports t.co/JIdDGkNsSt
Peter Lattman .@mental_floss magazine is killing it in web video by wielding a secret weapon -- @realjohngreen. @chaughney reports t.co/JIdDGkNsSt
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P.R. Firm for Putin's Russia Now Walking a Fine Line

nytimes.com – Ravi Somaiya – Aug 31 – In 2006, executives from the public relations firm Ketchum flew to Moscow to secure an account that has since been worth tens of millions of dollars. President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia had hired Ketchum to provide advice on public relations…
david carr Rt/cx. @carr2n: Flacking Putin. t.co/aWPnmzd5Zh @ravisomaiya unpacks a conflicted assignment.
Peter Lattman Ketchum, the public relations firm for Russia, is walking an increasingly fine line. @ravisomaiya t.co/cgvR2ORddF
david carr Flanking Putin. t.co/aWPnmzd5Zh @ravisomaiya unpacks a conflicted assignment.
Brian Stelter RT @EnnisNYT: Think you've got a tough gig? Trying doing PR for Putin's Russia t.co/2Kho0bl51U
Vinod Khosla Difficulties of the 'global environment.' or prostitutes?Why woudl anyoen keep @KetchumPR Amazingly bad value system t.co/DPuXJj52P5
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