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April 22, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Bloomberg’s Businessweek gets a facelift, Facebook integrates across websites, DC local site gets a name

The name of a new local DC news site owned by Politico’s parent co is no longer TBD, it is “TBD” http://j.mp/189Mq8 »

Conde Nast now offers creative services for ads that will appear beyond its propertieshttp://j.mp/dtycD3 »

Apple files for patent on display technology that could be boon for designers and photographers who work in print http://j.mp/8ZYnQB »

Hulu’s paid experiment to begin in May: last 5 episodes of awesome shows like Glee still free, $9.95 for more http://j.mp/dfjWNz »

Will I “like” this become ubiquitous? Facebook plugin makes it easier to share information across the Web http://j.mp/aElTJu »

Bloomberg Businessweek will have 66 news pages, up from 55 and a revamped, Economist-style look http://j.mp/cli5gP »

 
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Lookout doesn’t want its local news sites to be a supplement or alternative to the local daily. They aim to be the news source of record in their communities, outgunning their shrunken newsprint rivals from Day 1.