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Are public media podcasts facing a “Moneyball” moment?
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April 29, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: HuffPost takes a cue from Foursquare, July’s the date for AP’s news registry, Apple amps up iAd

Global Voices gets a redesign (via @ethanz) »

The current state of journalism is pretty well summed up in the job req’s for SCPR’s new social media editor »

Smart: For new readers intro’d to it via the iPhone saga, Gizmodo’s made a “who we are” page (via @nicknotned) »

Over 180 million US Internet users watched online videos this March, with 135 million of them going to YouTube »

AP to roll out its News Registry in July; initiative will include ability to create locally branded apps »

Don’t miss this crib of @zephoria‘s recent talk: “Privacy and Publicity in the Context of Big Data” »

Fascinating comments convo going on after this @Radar post on the future of textbooks (via @digiphile) »

iAd update: Apple aims to charge around $1MM for ads on its mobile devices–and $10MM to be part of launch »

“Adobe claims that we are a closed system, and that Flash is open, but in fact the opposite is true.” »

Foursquare-ing social news participation: @huffingtonpost now rewards active/loyal users with badges »

Times Online doesn’t want you to know how many pageviews it loses when its paywall goes up »

Jon Stewart bites into Apple after the Gizmodo/iPhone flap »

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