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Aug. 5, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Conde becomes restaurateur, Sunlight ventures into text-mining, USA Today and Mashable venture into content-sharing

Conde Nast’s new revenue stream: restaurants http://j.mp/bcTegD »

China has 20.8% of the world’s Internet users (360,000,000); the US has 13.1% http://j.mp/a2MFax »

Fascinating. @SunFoundation‘s new Poligraft tool mines text for “points of influence” http://j.mp/ctz1n8 »

USA Today, @mashable to form content-distribution partnership (via @lavrusik) http://j.mp/8YHRqD »

Content farms, meet “production centers”: the ins and outs of algorithmic layout http://j.mp/a3H66d »

“A breadth of valuable content”: why the SF Chronicle includes stories from Demand Media http://j.mp/cTcd49 »

There are 129,864,880 books in the world — here’s how Google counts them http://j.mp/a0Su8w »

CBS combines NY stations’ web properties into a single “mega-site” (via @poynter) http://j.mp/bnAJHe »

 
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