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April 30, 2010, 8 p.m.

Links on Twitter: FT owner reports 7% revenue increase for Q1, Venturebeat to focus on “the right kind of pageviews,” Apple files trademark motions for its mobile app icons

NYT digital-ops exec Martin Nisenholtz on the importance of engagement http://j.mp/cFyRab »

Owen Thomas, Venturebeat’s new exec editor, says the site will seek “the right kind of page views” http://j.mp/c6m46T »

Did you launch an awesome, participation-oriented news effort this year? Then apply for a Knight-Batten Award! http://j.mp/aGN8eL »

Amazon software upgrade will help Kindle get social with Facebook, Twitter links http://j.mp/bM8iT0 »

Via @NiemanReports: This Sunday at 11a ET, snap a shot for @nytimesphoto‘s “international mosaic” of UG images http://j.mp/99cib9 »

Only 7% of Americans (about 17 million people) are active users of Twitter–up from 2% in 2009 (via @iwantmedia) http://j.mp/bV1lDE »

“I publish my identity every day all over the web; that is what Facebook should help me manage. Identity is distributed.” http://j.mp/anAiC6 »

FT owner reports 7% revenue increase for Q1, aided by “strong demand for subscriptions in print and online” http://j.mp/d6a2KJ »

A Bravo marathon it’s not: meet West Wing Week, the WH’s month-old week-in-review series (h/t @clinthendler) http://j.mp/dy1EkU »

Now streaming live: @FCC‘s workshop on “public and other noncommercial media in the digital era” (via @knightfdn) http://j.mp/7Di3iT »

Apple has filed trademark motions for its iPhone and iPad app icons http://j.mp/agvApx »

China’s biggest news agency plans to launch a 24-hour TV news network…in English http://j.mp/c2X2lf »

 
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