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Jan. 28, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Bloomberg may launch $100 million site, Google exec says NYT paywall won’t work, Yelp may get $100 million from Bono

Web marketer says Facebook is hitting “tech lock in,” better known as “worldwide domination” http://j.mp/cbgsMM »

Google exec says NYT paywall won’t make money: “It’s too easy to bypass” http://j.mp/aJVB55 »

Bloomberg may launch a $100 million site on the intersection of biz and politics, employing 40-50 http://j.mp/cPVVZS »

Bono’s private equity firm will invest up to $100 million in Yelp, home to 9 million user-generated reviews http://j.mp/dwF399 »

Publisher XXL aims to cash in on rising ad revenue in women’s magazines http://j.mp/994ta2 »

Hunting for new revenue stream, WSJ to launch travel service http://j.mp/7KaGox »

 
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“Publishers are going to live or die based on their relationship with readers”: How Quartz is rethinking its membership offerings
“It’s more similar to an Audible.com subscription, where you’re getting access to this huge library of journalism, than it is to a daily news subscription.”
The Los Angeles Times and its union now have a contract and (maybe) everyone is happy
“With this agreement, I am convinced we have assured the revival of The Times under local ownership.”
ProPublica and The Texas Tribune are teaming up on a full-time, Texas-focused investigative news unit
“This is not ProPublica Texas. This is a very different entity — a cobranded, co-managed operation that brings together the natural strengths of two different but compatible organizations.”