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Newsonomics: Tomorrow’s life-or-death decisions for newspapers are suddenly today’s, thanks to coronavirus
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Dec. 18, 2009, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Netflix Prize raises privacy concerns, immersive panorama photo, Twitter’s API emerging as a standard

It’s interesting to watch Twitter’s unintended transformations, like its API becoming a de facto standard. http://tr.im/I06R »

This panorama gives Boston.com’s Big Picture a run for its money: http://tr.im/HZDd via @techcrunch »

Something to watch: The Netflix Prize could be a precursor to a looming data vs. privacy battle. http://tr.im/HYMw »

More than 75% of House Beautiful magazine subscriptions are sold online. http://tr.im/HYOM »

 
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