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“Flexicles,” story alert systems, and other ways AI will serve publishers, reporters, and readers
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Feb. 3, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links of Twitter: NBC to monitor ad viewing across screens, Murdoch says News Corp on ‘cusp of a digital dynasty,’ paywall tech firm keeps expectations low

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When an ad loads before a video plays on a newspaper or magazine site, 25% of viewers click away »

Murdoch: News Corp is on the “cusp a digital dynasty,” after posting better-than-expected earnings »

NBC wants to show you more ads on more screens. It plans to track 40 users across devices during the Olympics. »

For magazines, “less worse” is the new trend. Major pubs expect single, rather than double digit declines »

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“Flexicles,” story alert systems, and other ways AI will serve publishers, reporters, and readers
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“It is essential — for us all — that the protections afforded to journalists under international law are scrupulously upheld, and those responsible for their deaths are caught and face the consequences.”
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“I find it counterproductive to take a cynical view on tactics that help keep high-quality journalism freely accessible to all Americans.”