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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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Aug. 10, 2010, 6 p.m.

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Toronto’s @Open_File, which we wrote about on its launch, is expanding to more cities »

.@StateDept now issues foreign policy news via the mobile web »

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Paved paths? "Pissoirs"? @Civilbeat‘s Imaginarium invites ideas "to make Hawaii a better place" »

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At the UK’s Times, a reduction in ads behind its new paywall is giving way to advertorials outside the wall »

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