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    March 30, 2011, 6 p.m.

    Links on Twitter: Google +1-ups Facebook, blogger cries plagiarism over tiny giraffes

    RT @: @ $40 million is a high guess, but yes marketing is part of the expense of the digital subscription service.

    Don’t see Google’s new +1 button in search results yet? You can manually enable the feature right here:

    The NY Times pay model is a step toward NPR’s (and don’t call it a paywall!)

    Is paying for news our “civic duty?” Tom Foremski:

    After a profitable 2010, The Atlantic kicks off a 2011 hiring spree

    RT @: The surreal life of a journalist in Libya: 3 am pressers, trips to nowhere, sedatives in their food

    Blogger says New York paper ripped off his article about tiny giraffes, then taunted him

    @ names the top 50 digital media companies. (Farmville is doing a lot better than the NYT.)

     
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