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is a content-sharing company meant to perform a role similar to traditional syndication networks.

Publish2’s first iteration was aimed at helping journalists share content online more easily by aggregating links and posts and creating widgets for news websites. It was like Digg and Delicious, though oriented toward journalists. The company was by Robert Young and Scott Karp and from Velocity Interactive Group in 2008.

It in 2009.

Publish2 in 2009 that allow journalists to aggregate real-time social-media updates. It also , a collaborative link journalism initiative. News organizations have used Publish2 to , and to and .

In May 2010, Publish2 shifted its focus toward building a (originally called News Exchange), a . The system is aimed at creating a cheaper, more efficient alternative to the Associated Press’ distribution system.

In May 2011, Karp that Publish2 had built a “new business model” through the network via software-as-a-service. While distributing content through the company’s network is free, news outlets desiring greater automation and direct inputs into their content management systems will be asked to pay a fee to use Publish2’s tools.

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