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Sept. 1, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Google to find the right blog, Trib to create a “premium” paper, Target to sell Facebook giftcards

"The goal is simply to give credit to whoever got the story started or added some significant new angle." http://nie.mn/9TLTCQ »

Target to sell Facebook gift cards that can be used for "social games, applications and virtual goods" http://nie.mn/bIIcwa (via @lavrusik) »

RT @nickbilton: Woah, Apple goes social: Introducing Ping, ‘the Facebook and Twitter for music’ built into iTunes 10. »

Thinking about launching a news project? Sign up for @buzzmachine‘s entrepreneurial journalism class http://nie.mn/d0mD9n »

Chicago Tribune expected to debut a Panorama-like "premium" weekly in January http://nie.mn/cH2xYX (via @romenesko) »

Google now allows users to search for topic-related blogs http://nie.mn/cv3qTy »

 
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