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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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May 28, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: iPads go international, Google launches a trading floor, Foursquare nears 1 million checkins a day

Nice infographic: the rise of geo-targeting and location-based services »

Great weekend reading from @niemanstory: what can university magazines offer narrative journalists? »

Foursquare is nearing 1 million checkins a day »

RT @davewiner: Zuck gave money to the Diaspora project. »

Per one exit poll at a London Apple store, 92% of those queuing for iPads were male »

"A short, evil rundown of how @iA sees the new WIRED app" (hint: "it’s the Nineties all over again") »

Zuckerberg on NPR: Facebook’s about "friends and community"—so the "default" has been skewed toward sharing info »

Google is hiring Wall Street vets to manage its $26.5 billion in cash for possible use in acquisitions (via @iwantmedia) »

At Tokyo’s flagship Apple Store, 1,200 people lined up to buy iPads in the international launch »

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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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