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Facebook Sues Lawyers for Pressing Dubious Ownership Case

bits.blogs.nytimes.com – Vindu Goel – Oct 20 – The last thing we do, let's sue all the lawyers. That, in essence, is what Facebook's chief executive and principal founder, Mark Zuckerberg, has decided to do in the dormant case of Paul Ceglia, an upstate New York entrepreneur who claimed in 2010…
Vindu Goel Facebook sues Paul Ceglia's lawyers for pressing his dubious claims that Zuckerberg cheated him out of $FB stake t.co/0Q3FjAKLz5

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Marc Andreessen on Why Optimism Is Always the Safest Bet

NYMag – Oct 19, 6:03 PM
Mike Davidson 50 years ago, hunger was the dominant problem among lower-income people. Today obesity is: t.co/4CwfbcO3Pu - @pmarca to @kevinroose
Rachel Metz RT @hypatiadotca: The name for what @pmarca describes here is 'cronyism,' not 'meritocracy' t.co/ACkFUjIrN9 (via @rustyk5) t.co/UmSBDhvWp9
rachelsklar RT @hypatiadotca: The name for what @pmarca describes here is 'cronyism,' not 'meritocracy' t.co/ACkFUjIrN9 (via @rustyk5) t.co/UmSBDhvWp9
Greg Satell RT @dhinchcliffe: Marc Andreessen on Why Optimism Is Always the Safest Bet t.co/6J1nNjHmlg @intelligencer
Trammell RT @hypatiadotca: The name for what @pmarca describes here is 'cronyism,' not 'meritocracy' t.co/ACkFUjIrN9 (via @rustyk5) t.co/UmSBDhvWp9
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In Homeland, Liberia Native Finds Resilience Amid Horror

nytimes.com Helene Cooper (@helenecooper) – Oct 19 – MONROVIA, Liberia — Liberians have become accustomed to living with demons. Long before Ebola arrived, the people here endured 14 years of civil war, one that snuffed out 200,000 lives and ignited acts of barbarism that laid waste to the…
NYTCo Communications RT @mitchellreports: Liberia has lost 200,000 people to Ebola. NYT's @helenecooper just returned from her native country & joins us next: t.co/lWduczVVb9
Steven Greenhouse Terrific @helenecooper piece on the resilience and courage of the Liberian people amid the horror of #Ebola. t.co/94POFOT3KL
Somini Sengupta "There is a strength here that I had never before realized." @HeleneCooper's reporters notebook on Liberia t.co/b9y1V9N1Fu
Motoko Rich Return to Liberia: @helenecooper on a nation's humanity. 'You can't just leave somebody on the side of road to die.' t.co/GKKkdeMchb
Jenna Wortham Helene Cooper's dispatch on what it's like to cover Ebola is powerful. The story behind the story >> t.co/Tg1K97L1Hd
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Amazon's Monopsony Is Not O.K.

nytimes.com Paul Krugman (@NYTimeskrugman) – Oct 19 – Amazon.com, the giant online retailer, has too much power, and it uses that power in ways that hurt America. O.K., I know that was kind of abrupt. But I wanted to get the central point out there right away, because discussions of Amazon tend, all…
John Battelle Amazon's Monopsony Is Not O.K., sez @NYTimeskrugman. Not to fear, Alibaba is here... t.co/jqyacNelpa
MediaREDEF Amazon is not Monopolistic, it is Monopsonistic (@NYTimeskrugman) t.co/ZrfhwoI7qx
Daniel Ernst RT @pmarca: Paul Krugman: "Amazon hurts America... and in case you're wondering, yes, I have Amazon Prime and use it a lot." t.co/ga7gSStprn
Marc Andreessen Paul Krugman: "Amazon hurts America... and in case you're wondering, yes, I have Amazon Prime and use it a lot." t.co/ga7gSStprn
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Where Young College Graduates Are Choosing to Live

nytimes.com Claire Cain Miller (@clairecm) – Oct 20
Steve Lohr Where young college grads go. Houston, far more than San Francisco, a mecca for the young. Who knew? t.co/bSMum2k7G9 @clairecm
Dawn Chmielewski Where Young College Graduates Are Choosing to Live (Yes, San Francisco is among the magnets) t.co/JGjdwZE9fU via @UpshotNYT
Motoko Rich Poor Cleveland and Buffalo. Consigned to the qualifier "even." Seriously: young ppl are moving everywhere t.co/HqEVgkvji2 @clairecm
The Upshot The cities where young college grads are moving, and where they're not. They're not all the ones you'd expect. t.co/xyMw0TT9OD
The Upshot Denver, San Diego, Nashville, Salt Lake City and Portland, Ore., are attracting the young grads. t.co/E1ww9PAAok
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The Stream Finally Cracks the Dam of Cable TV

nytimes.com David Carr (@carr2n) – Oct 19 – The last time I wrote about the traditional cable bundle — which has been so lucrative to networks like CBS and HBO — I warned that change comes very slowly, but then happens all at once. This is the all-at-once part. Last week was…
The New York Times Netflix was supposed to lay waste to traditional media companies. It may have saved them instead t.co/gNdl1UBIgL
MediaREDEF The Media Equation: The Stream Finally Cracks the Dam of Cable TV (@carr2n - @nytimes) t.co/KWRbzcsXm4
Jeremy Zilar The future, as it always does, sets its own schedule. @carr2n on the Cable TV's move to streaming t.co/GcPTdPgwaF
Dave Winer The Stream Finally Cracks the Dam of Cable TV. t.co/YZrFYSan2N
david carr TV watched music and print get tipped over by digital, responding by grabbing future w/both hands. t.co/rvBFEbD1cq #hbocbs
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Peyton Manning Nears Touchdown Passing Record

nytimes.com – Gregor Aisch – Oct 19 – Peyton Manning is on the verge of breaking the record for most touchdown passes in N.F.L. history. He needs three more touchdowns to surpass Brett Favre, and Manning's Denver Broncos will host the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night. This season…
The Upshot Why Peyton Manning's record will be so hard to beat. t.co/458s1yInFW t.co/rLISkMNltl
The Upshot RT @KevinQ: Our touchdowns chart has been updated to show Peyton Manning on top of every NFL player ever: t.co/3GJ3mYfRUk t.co/MBBEKP6gCj
David Gelles RT @nytimes: Updated: Peyton Manning breaks the N.F.L. touchdown passing record t.co/k1P3oNVS14 t.co/kSgK8ZJUJW
Tim O'Brien '@nytimes: Peyton Manning breaks the N.F.L. touchdown passing record t.co/M3doMXt9tJ t.co/Wjp9qu0OKQ'
The New York Times Updated: Peyton Manning breaks the N.F.L. touchdown passing record t.co/k1P3oNVS14 t.co/kSgK8ZJUJW
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In South Korea, E-Sports Are Competitive and Commonplace

nytimes.com – Paul Mozur – Oct 19 – SEOUL, South Korea — Top video game players in South Korea are household names. Millions of people tune in to watch game competitions on television. The country's largest Internet portal, Naver, has its own section covering the results.
Nick Wingfield Whoa. 40k people showed up in a stadium in Seoul on Sunday to see the League of Legends final, writes @paulmozur t.co/JJ8aScps7d
The New York Times Competitive video gaming is taking off in the U.S. But in South Korea, it's already a mainstream obsession t.co/6Au8aBuj8f
ceciliakang For South Korea, Host of League of Legends Championship, E-Sports Is National Pastime t.co/k6kpEIkCkU
NYTimes Bits How South Korea became the epicenter of e-sports t.co/sMSVGEgYwp (Photo: Jean Chung for The NYT) t.co/7W0FSRxUZm
Damon Darlin RT @deanemurphy: In S. Korea, videogamer's die of exhaustion after playing for days. A law requires those under 18 to stop after 10 pm t.co/aPbMafQmBM
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Amazon's New High-End Kindle Beats Hardcovers

bits.blogs.nytimes.com – Farhad Manjoo – Oct 20 – Amazon's Kindle is a tech-industry miracle. That sounds over-the-top; it's not. In 2007, when the company first unveiled its e-reader, the device was an expensive ugly duckling whose future looked marginal at best. The first Kindle, which sold for…
Kevin Roose RT @fmanjoo: Amazon Kindle Voyage, a High-End E-Reader That Beats Hardcovers. My @nytimes review of the amazing new Kindle. t.co/qkkljbNhnS
Farhad Manjoo RT @zpower: I implore you to avoid @fmanjoo's kindle voyage review (t.co/Mq8dnqKAIv) at all costs and choose mine instead t.co/J9iUo50FGh
Michael Sippey "the Voyage functions as something like the executioner of the trusty old hardcover" (Halloween costume idea!) t.co/ru2I5we4ST
Farhad Manjoo Amazon Kindle Voyage, a High-End E-Reader That Beats Hardcovers. My @nytimes review of the amazing new Kindle. t.co/qkkljbNhnS
MediaREDEF Bits Blog: Amazon's New High-End Kindle Beats Hardcovers (@fmanjoo - @nytimes) t.co/6Zy4VAVxN9
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Fear of Ebola Closes Schools and Shapes Politics

nytimes.com – Jennifer Steinhauer – Oct 19 – In the month since a Liberian man infected with Ebola traveled to Dallas, where he later died, the nation has marinated in a murky soup of understandable concern, wild misinformation, political opportunism and garden-variety panic. Within the…
Catherine Rampell woman reluctant to leave house after hearing that nurse w/ Ebola had flown to Cleveland, 300 mi from where she lives t.co/O2CI9PSWuv
Motoko Rich Even people 14 degrees removed from Ebola seek school closures, isolation. @jestei explores full blown panic t.co/txl3NLsZ1d
Ian Fisher RT @jimdao: The fine line between panic and vigilance on Ebola in the US. t.co/kpuZxz6kbv
The New York Times Fear of Ebola Closes Schools and Shapes Politics t.co/XSYpji0611
Ravi Somaiya RT @brianstelter: "a murky soup of understandable concern, wild misinformation, political opportunism and garden-variety panic." t.co/Xm6UVD4GZq
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Dial and Redial: Phone Hackers Stealing Billions

nytimes.com Nicole Perlroth (@nicoleperlroth) – Oct 19 – SAN FRANCISCO — Bob Foreman's architecture firm ran up a $166,000 phone bill in a single weekend last March. But neither Mr. Foreman nor anyone else at his seven-person company was in the office at the time. “I thought: ‘This…
Nicole Perlroth The hack victim now owes $17,000 in late fees to their carrier, after refusing to pay $166,000 in bogus charges. t.co/Zd9i22xHyf
The New York Times RT @nytimesbusiness: How a 7-person architecture firm ran up a $166,000 phone bill over a weekend: the new phone fraud tactics t.co/2sTWOo3Lkw
Nicole Perlroth RT @ianrausten: Now that phones are Internet devices, a new variation of phone hacking arises @nicoleperlroth t.co/pT5A9nw6Rd
Damon Darlin A phone fraud on the rise and aided by Internet-connected phone systems can lead to six-figure bills for businesses. t.co/2pKG3XCcsQ
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