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The Internet is rapidly going mobile: smart phone Web requests up 32% since July 2009 »

Newspaper sites are the top pick for local info in a recent comScore study. “Portals” slide in a very close second »

Newsonomics of profit: in the 4th quarter, Gannett, the largest U.S. news chain, pulled in just 7% of Google’s profit »

Predicting users will pay for quality content, Boxee launches a payment platform for Internet content on TV »

What’s the market for the iPad? One in six iPhone users is interested in buying one »

Tivo may launch new product that pulls YouTube, Netflix content alongside TV listings »

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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
One Redditor: “I actually enjoy reading my local newspaper when it’s on the Kindle as opposed to the paper’s poorly designed website and frequently broken app.”