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July 28th, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized

+ Google News has new filtering options at the “cluster” level that let you see blogs or local stories. Here.

+ Another Google wannabee (started by former Googlers) with an even more ridiculous name — cuil. Here. ($@#$*& You Just don’t accidentally mistype and visit culi.com, a nice little Italian. . . .porn site).¬†

+ NotTheLaTimes.com. (And “$@#$*& You,” for good measure).

+ Ken Doctor and the power of positive thinking: “Does McClatchy’s announcement that it has almost reached the point that 50% of online revenues are online-only provide a new foundation of hope?” Here.

+ chicagotribune.com using EveryBlock to display stories geographically (“around the clock, around the block.”) Here and here.

+ cNET: Oodle to power relauched MySpace classifieds. Here.

+ Google throws Digg deal into a hole, buries it. Here.

+ Squared predicts WashingtonPost.com will create a “Prediction Center.”

+ Neckwear you don’t need: “The custom CMS albatross.”

+ Steve Outing, sensible as usual: “We have to go beyond user comments as the sole means of interaction on news articles.” Here.

+ Squared typically nods off over print-newsroom produced web video newscast-ettes (they’re about as an effective use of the medium as would be having TV newscasts built around anchors holding up newspaper stories and pictures), but at least this one from the Star-Ledger and NJ.com that officially launched today is trying a new distribution tack, with a Facebook app. And it’s got live Springsteen video.¬†Meantime, Jarvis likes the show, “but what I think is more important is bringing a new video culture into the newsroom.” .

+ Awesome data app: The Name Voyager.

+ Court reaffirms Fair Use of audio clips for criticism. Here.

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