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Dec. 10, 2009, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Millennials want mobile news, Variety puts up a paywall, infographics and linear stories

News, politics, and business coverage are all among the top 10 online activities for the 65+ audience. http://tr.im/HfKE »

One giant infographic tells a linear story in this @gigaom post. http://tr.im/HeUq »

MSN is doubling down on local. It’ll soon aggregate 3,000 weekly video clips from 36 U.S. markets. http://tr.im/Hduj »

Variety isn’t worried about a post-paywall traffic freefall because B2B is its bread and butter. http://tr.im/HdDb »

A study finds more than 50% of adults 18-29 would watch local news on mobile devices. http://tr.im/HdOg (PDF) »

 
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