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Jan. 22, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: GQ iPhone app brings in $40k, community a focus on Bay Area News Project, pointing ads at a Facebook page

Google is now accepting your simple and structured questions. http://j.mp/7P5MnE »

Coke bought ad space on external websites to drive people to its Facebook app. http://j.mp/5YZ6FJ »

Staffers at the Bay Area News Project will include reporters (as you’d expect) and community managers. http://j.mp/5IGxoG »

GQ’s Dec. and Jan. iPhone apps netted around $40,000 combined. http://j.mp/7n1NsJ »

 
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What’s up with all the news photos that make beaches look like Covid hotspots?
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