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Are public media podcasts facing a “Moneyball” moment?
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July 2, 2010, 6 p.m.

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We will be spending (part of) this weekend geeking out over the latest Pew survey. No joke. Don’t judge. »

NYT’s latest awesome data-viz, of the World Cup’s most-mentioned players, uses info gathered from Facebook »

Apple lets Google sell targeted ads (subs only, via @mediagazer) »

@jenniferdeseo Good point (though–bias aside!–we highly recommend the read). Ask (for less Zen), and you shall receive: »

Eric Schmidt: "The internet is the most disruptive technology in history…because it replaces scarcity with abundance" »

National Journal’s new editor in chief Ron Fournier says in a blast email that they’re in the "midst of a hiring spree" »

It’s paywall day! Sunday Times not alone, Gannett wades into paid content model on three newspaper sites »

The Sunday Times and The Times (UK) start charging for digital content today »

Google adds real-time stats to Blogger »

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