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Feb. 19, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: CBS plans to cut iTunes prices, experts say Google isn’t making us stupid, reuters to add “paid services” this year

Reuters CEO says the site (drawing 30 million monthly uniques) will add “paid services” in 2010 »

Mixed media book publisher, Vook, which integrates social media and video with text, gets $2.5 million in seed funding »

Pew asks Internet experts: Is Google making us stupid? 81% say the net will have made us smarter by 2020 »

Study looks at publishers online money-making efforts, ie: WaPo’s point system creates strong base for a paywall »

Early win for Apple: CBS plans price cut for shows on iTunes. Will publishers bend for iPad? »

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Hey, local news publishers: Give the people a calendar
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Amazon calls it quits on newspaper and magazine subscriptions for Kindle and print
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