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Jan. 21, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Legal music available at 400 sources, how The Guardian uses search queries, blogs and social media account for 6% of NYTimes.com traffic

Facebook, Twitter and blogs accounted for 6.46% of NYTimes.com’s Dec. ’09 traffic, reports @venturebeathttp://j.mp/6Xtkqm »

Is Apple mulling its own search technology? The idea pops up in this BusinessWeek piece: http://j.mp/8UDqll »

The Guardian’s site gets around 100k searches per weekday. @CurryBet shows how they put that data to use. http://j.mp/5fGQ1C »

Mediaite plans to apply its Power Grid (e.g. http://j.mp/5M6aNL) to the geek sector. http://j.mp/5NT8NX »

It’s a good time to be a music lover. Nearly 400 services offer 11 million tracks. http://j.mp/8Q8jzl (PDF) »

 
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Jeff Israely: Five years in, our news startup is seeing the pace of change slow
“The future is already here, and we have to hustle every day to survive. And succeed.”
This: Vox.com hires Andrew Golis as its first general manager
“He is going to be tasked with thinking about what are the big swings that we want to take in the next few years.”
Slate, now 20 years old, reflects on the value of taking the long view and not chasing digital media trends
“One of the things you’ve seen across the marketplace for the last five years is a lot of companies are chasing the same kind of traffic from the same social distribution mechanisms…It’s not a recipe for producing a distinctive media brand.”