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Jan. 21, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Legal music available at 400 sources, how The Guardian uses search queries, blogs and social media account for 6% of NYTimes.com traffic

Facebook, Twitter and blogs accounted for 6.46% of NYTimes.com’s Dec. ’09 traffic, reports @venturebeathttp://j.mp/6Xtkqm »

Is Apple mulling its own search technology? The idea pops up in this BusinessWeek piece: http://j.mp/8UDqll »

The Guardian’s site gets around 100k searches per weekday. @CurryBet shows how they put that data to use. http://j.mp/5fGQ1C »

Mediaite plans to apply its Power Grid (e.g. http://j.mp/5M6aNL) to the geek sector. http://j.mp/5NT8NX »

It’s a good time to be a music lover. Nearly 400 services offer 11 million tracks. http://j.mp/8Q8jzl (PDF) »

 
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Newsonomics: CEO Mark Thompson on offering more and more New York Times (and charging more for it)
The “failing” New York Times’ news operation now employs more than 1,700 journalists, up nearly 50 percent from a decade ago. It has nearly 5 million subscribers, triple its print-era peak. Now it’s preparing to up the price.
Nattering nabobs of news criticism: 50 years ago today, Spiro Agnew laid out a blueprint for attacking the press
“In his attacks on television news, Agnew struck a chord with conservatives who had long regarded the media with suspicion. Nixon later called Agnew’s speech a ‘turning point’ in his presidency.”
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