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Feb. 17, 2010, 6:46 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Wired shows off iPad edition, HBO on the verge of streaming video, AOL to launch hundreds of local sites

Compete announces first top tier shake up in 2 yrs: Facebook surpasses Yahoo, becomes 2nd most popular US site http://j.mp/dfbgRz »

44.7% of most viewed YouTube videos are professional/partner produced, up from 36.3% 6 months ago http://j.mp/anBJVB »

Google opens up its Living Story code. Any site can adopt the format, tested by NYT, WaPohttp://j.mp/aDvzsj »

Ambitious: AOL plans to expand its Patch network of 30 local sites to “hundreds” in 2010http://j.mp/95yJrk »

Watch out Hulu! HBO on the verge of launching an online streaming video service for its subscribers http://j.mp/b6dWVo »

Wired shows off its iPad edition. Editor Chris Anderson: “it’s an opportunity to reset the economics” http://j.mp/bmng7V »

 
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