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June 22, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: TimesOpen releases API logos, USA Today’s iPad ad prospects look better than expected, Twitter may soon have color-coding

Per, Rolling Stone editor tells @CJR he has no regrets about the McChrystal story’s to-the-web timing »

Attribution–hint, hint–made easy: @timesopen releases API logos »

Google, Twitter go to bat for Theflyonthewall, which beats banks to spreading info, arguing a news time lag is “obsolete” »

Canadian author Alanna Mitchell wins $75,000 Grantham Prize for excellence in environmental reporting »

Ad prospects look better for USA Today on iPad than previously thought, Ganett VP of mobile strategy says »

Could the next generation of Twitter filtering be…color-coding? »

Via @mediagazer, MediaNews will begin paywall trials in July »

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