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March 31, 2010, 6:50 p.m.

Links on Twitter: European ad exchange takes on DoubleClick, NYT makes videos shareable, BBC online video views up 25% in 4 months

Mobile data traffic expected to grow by 40 times in the next 5 years, video a key reasonhttp://j.mp/drlGLT »

Voice of San Diego “engagement editor” sparks interesting comment thread. Should reporters do this job themselves? http://j.mp/arLdyK »

Are you willing to pay for an app? iPhone users are the most wiling (57%), then Blackberry users (33%), Android (16%) http://j.mp/9FhpkJ »

BBC online video news views up 25% in four months, comscore study findshttp://j.mp/cHq6zF »

Self-publishing authors will get a crack at the iPad too, thanks to deals with Smashwords and Lulu http://j.mp/aaaEDS »

NYT videos that appear within articles are now shareable via embed code http://j.mp/8ZaWTQ(via @davidaKaplan»

European ad exchange launches to take on Google’s DoubleClick, Yahoo as a more localized competitor http://j.mp/9sqPxK »

 
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