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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 »

Owen Thomas, Venturebeat’s new exec editor, says the site will seek “the right kind of page views” »

Did you launch an awesome, participation-oriented news effort this year? Then apply for a Knight-Batten Award! »

Amazon software upgrade will help Kindle get social with Facebook, Twitter links »

Via @NiemanReports: This Sunday at 11a ET, snap a shot for @nytimesphoto‘s “international mosaic” of UG images »

Only 7% of Americans (about 17 million people) are active users of Twitter–up from 2% in 2009 (via @iwantmedia) »

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

FT owner reports 7% revenue increase for Q1, aided by “strong demand for subscriptions in print and online” »

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

Now streaming live: @FCC‘s workshop on “public and other noncommercial media in the digital era” (via @knightfdn) »

Apple has filed trademark motions for its iPhone and iPad app icons »

China’s biggest news agency plans to launch a 24-hour TV news network…in English »

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