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is a news agreggator founded by Vanity Fair writer Michael Wolff.

The site uses an algorithm to determine the most talked-about stories and displays them in the form of a grid of photos. About produce short summaries of the stories, which link to the original sources.

Since its in August 2007, Newser and other aggregators have been accused of misappropriating content from traditional news sites, most notably from web entrepreneur and from the entertainment site . The site is ad-supported, and .

In February 2011, between Newser and Salon collapsed. The deal is said to have fallen through over price, and Salon.com subsequently took itself off the market.


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