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Newspaper Consortium Picks First-Ever Leader

August 4th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Classfied | Retail, Uncategorized

An alliance of 30 newspaper companies affiliated with Yahoo has picked digital media pioneer and longtime Squared colleague (including, a couple times, boss) Michael Silver of Chicago as its first executive director. Silver will “begin developing new opportunities for the Consortium across the digital media landscape, as well as to grow the Consortium’s existing relationship […]

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Ripped From The Reader — Links for 7/2

July 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

Adrian and crew add two new cities (Charlotte and Philly) to¬† microlocal data emporium Everyblock. One of the inaugural members of the Adrian Holovaty Cloning Lab at Northwestern ruminates on what might be next, halfway through his incubation period. A couple Mama T cheap shots for good measure. Coming next, toilet paper rationing? And what […]

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List o’ Links for Wednesday 6/25

June 25th, 2008 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

Nifty new Facebook application from the gang over at The TakeAway lets you buy and trade stock in potential VP candidates. Here. Google Snooze? “[W]hile news organizations continue to worry about what Google is doing to their business, the company is far from achieving the kind of dominant position in news that it has in […]

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Kibbles ‘n Bits | Links for Today

June 5th, 2008 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

Surely, the work of the devil. “Powerpoint is becoming an effective medium online. Amazing.” Craig Newmark on newspapers (too much of a distraction to start one); local news on Craigslist (“At some point there may be a good link, which given a ZIP code or whatever, we’ll provide really good-quality, trustworthy news for that geography”) […]

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Facts, Speaking For Themselves

May 15th, 2008 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

Google’s unique U.S. audience in April: 141.1 million Yahoo’s unique audience in April: 140.6 million Number of times Google has beaten Yahoo previously: 0 Leader in page views, however: Yahoo (33.6 billion vs. 28.7 billion) SOURCE: comScore via AP

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