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Links on Twitter: Google teams up with DirecTV, Bloomberg begins hiring for DC project, Zagat goes the way of Groupon

Wag the…blog? launches a new site for pet lovers »

“Most people don’t need to buy design. And only about half the people trying to buy design should be.” »

Q: Do we still need websites? A: Yes, but… »

Zagat joins the group-buying phenomenon (via @nytimesbits»

“Unfortunately, the experience is maddening”: @Pogue reviews Google’s App Inventor software kit »

Bloomberg’s new DC-based project now hiring »

eMarketer: Facebook ad sales to hit $1.285 billion this year, with self-serve ads accounting for 50% of ad revenue »

Google partners with DirecTV to sell ads for cable networks »

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Here’s Chalkbeat’s vision for local education news by 2025
The network’s pitch to local funders: “By the time the school reforms reached their zenith, there was not a single local education reporter dedicated to covering them.”
The New York Times shutters NYT en Español after three years: “It did not prove financially successful”
NYT en Español’s founding editorial director called the decision “extremely short-sighted,” and many others who’d worked on the product or read and followed it expressed their disappointment.
Nonprofit news outlets aren’t relying as heavily on foundations — but journalism philanthropy continues to grow
“Nonprofit news organizations have much in common even if their scope or mission differs. Their journalistic missions are shaped largely by the gaps they are trying to fill — investigative at the state, national and global level; more general news at the local level.”