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True Genius: How to go from “the future of journalism” to a fire sale in a few short years
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April 28, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Groupon’s on fire, Apple doubles down on mobile, WaPo’s politics page gets a new look

Because it is…Wednesday: Meet Geocities-izer, the tool that lets websites party like it’s 1998 »

Vatican Library to digitize manuscript archives using open image format (via @c4fcm) »

Love to hate them, or hate to love them? Behold, the Twitter vigilantes » topped 2MM U.S. visitors in March, @comscore reports — up 1,234% since July 2009 »

New from @citmedialaw: Who owns public records — and who has the right to put limits on their use? »

Klout raises $1.5 million to measure influence and authority on Twitter »

Apple buys Siri, a mobile assistant app, as war with Google heats up (via @alleyinsider) »

Forbes enlists @daylife to enhance its business coverage, starting with its ‘Billionaires’ feature »

Verizon FiOS says it’s the first TV provider to offer YouTube, Internet radio on TV screen (via @iwantmedia) »

Thoughts on entrepreneurship and photojournalism, from two practitioners of the craft (via @stevebuttry) »

The UK’s Daily Telegraph wins a rare libel victory over “world’s worst tennis pro” »

Fascinating data: our @berkmancenter friends compare the practices of political blogs on the left, right »

Via @niemanstory, Bill Keller shoots down three “perceived existential threats” to narrative writing »

Alan Rusbridger discusses paywalls, collaboration, and the “mutualized newspaper” with Charlie Rose »

If you’re interested in web design and/or info architecture, don’t miss this series (via @ryansholin) »

Check out the WaPo politics page new look »

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True Genius: How to go from “the future of journalism” to a fire sale in a few short years
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