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June 22, 2009, 7:19 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Huffington Post’s local news plans, AOL’s PoliticsDaily vs. Politico, Weekly World News on Google Books

What’s next for Arianna Huffington? Local sites in NY and Denver. Good interview with the “blog diva” http://tr.im/pjtS »

Kachingle, Contenture, Inamoon, Payyattention, & EmanciPay all offer awkwardly named micropayment solutions http://tr.im/pjwi »

A lesson in aggregation: How @robinsloan created his “Iran election tracker for the easily overwhelmed” http://tr.im/plpU »

AOL’s PoliticsDaily already has twice Politico’s traffic, but does it matter? I debated it this weekend http://tr.im/pjFO »

Our proudest moment: Howard Stern shouts out the Nieman Journalism Lab (in April) http://tr.im/pjKK »

Google Monster Abducts Satirical Newspaper! Complete archive of Weekly World News available on Google Books http://tr.im/pftv »

 
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Purple, the news startup built around SMS, is leaving it behind for Facebook Messenger
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Vox wants to move beyond the web page to tell compelling stories.
Pay it forward: LaterPay, a German payment infrastructure company, offers micropayments with a twist
Read now, buy later: “We defer the time when you have to register and pay to a later stage, letting you convince yourself of the content, of the quality of the content, of the benefits that are offered to you.”