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June 7, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Yahoo in talks with HuffPo, PolitiFact launches a site in Georgia, iAds will hold nearly half of U.S. mobile display ad market in second half of 2010

NYT introduces “Most Popular” API for most viewed/emailed/shared stories (via @A_L) http://j.mp/cLkJ4F »

Steve Jobs says Apple’s iAds will hold 48% of U.S. mobile display ad market in 2nd half of 2010 http://j.mp/bt4t5I »

Tumblr adopts black dashboard to raise oil spill awareness, facilitate user donations (via @adamclarkestes) http://j.mp/bOv2iw »

PolitiFact launches a Truth-O-Meter in Georgia led by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (via @ryansholin) http://j.mp/9WqAfY »

Yahoo plans to let users view their Facebook news feeds in Yahoo mail and on Yahoo.com http://j.mp/bYbquW »

“If the company wins, the employees win”: @jxpaton announces a profit-sharing plan for Journal Register http://j.mp/cRoT5t »

Kenneth 2.0: NBC News’s social media director started as a Today Show page http://j.mp/asUJAb »

Yahoo needs content, HuffPo wants more pageviews…negotiations ensue http://j.mp/cabTKK »

 
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