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July 7, 2010, 6:10 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Gannett outsources comment moderation, UK’s Daily Telegraph is “living the cloud vision,” Borders launches e-bookstore

HuffPo buys, plans to add more reporters in effort to bolster political coverage pre-midterms »

Time’s strategy: use the web for breaking/”commodity” news; use print/iPad for longer features, analysis »

Borders launches e-bookstore with plans to capture 17% of the e-book market by July ’11 »

Tribune Co. launches social media and internet consulting biz (they’re hiring a “social media guru”) »

NPR CEO says it wants member stations to partner with startup journalism orgs »

Fascinating: how the UK’s Daily Telegraph is “living the cloud vision” »

Gannett is outsourcing comment moderation to “address abuse complaints within 30 minutes” »

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