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Aug. 27, 2013, 1:12 p.m.

Steph Yiu, who works for WordPress.com-owner Automattic, gave a presentation last night in Boston on lessons learned from watching news sites running on WordPress.com VIP, its premium service for your New York Timeses and your CNNs. These are her slides.

Some will be familiar to WordPress news hackers like EditFlow and Co-Authors Plus, but you might not know about WP’s native liveblogging support or homepage curation tool (produced out of none other than the Bangor Daily News).

Update: Here’s video.

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