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Nov. 29, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: WikiLeaks take 3, Branson to launch an iPad mag, the future of semantic tech

Richard Branson’s publishing group will unveil its $2.99-per-issue iPad mag tomorrow http://nie.mn/fFx5z8 »

Awesome job opp for an SF-based tech-culture writer: @Wired is looking for an Underwire reporter http://nie.mn/egSlj6 (via @johnpavlus) »

Nice. RT @zseward: Old WSJ story ranks first on Google search for “Verizon iPhone” so we’re greeting new visitors http://nie.mn/hUgOmR »

Per @randizuckerberg, Mark will interview George W. Bush at Facebook HQ in 30 minutes–2p PT http://apps.facebook.com/facebooklive »

Procrastinators, it’s not too late! The deadline for @Knightfdn‘s News Challenge is this Wed, 12/1 http://nie.mn/brbCur »

@TheAtlanticTech‘s “How To Build an Online Community”: a syllabus for the rest of us http://nie.mn/h4nr7U »

Mimi Ito reports on YouMedia, a Chicago space that encourages teens to explore, create, and share media http://nie.mn/gDOyU2 (via @EthanZ) »

Google Earth 6 launches with integrated street view, more intuitive historical imagery, and…3D trees http://nie.mn/i5U3rf »

Adidas + artistry = one way to get a kick out of social media http://nie.mn/gwMgd2 (via @lavrusik) »

“In other words, females are shown dominated by rather than in charge of technology.” http://nie.mn/hWZ1Qf »

Nice mini-case study: Keller’s Q&A about Wikileaks http://nie.mn/eXjfTn versus Rusbridger’s http://nie.mn/eS5Bmt »

MT @arusbridger: Prince Andrew on Guardian reporters: “those [expletive] journalists…who poke their noses everywhere” http://nie.mn/geHKZs »

Does semantic technology herald the demise of the hyperlink? http://nie.mn/hMjPuK »

One (tool) for all: Ryerson University gives its j-students Droid phones for reporting projects http://nie.mn/htKkZx »

Hooboy. RT @TheWeek: Here’s Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s old blog http://tiny.cc/j99su Last post: Aug. 2007 »

Bill Keller on NYT’s publishing of state secrets: “We get to decide because America is cursed with a free press.” http://nie.mn/eXjfTn »

Startup advice from @dens: “Don’t let anyone tell you your ideas don’t work.” http://nie.mn/eCuJ7X »

A drug bust in a Rio favela–with a teenager armed with Twitter providing an insiders’ view http://nie.mn/eRK6mS (via @BBCPhilippaT) »

The FT expects that its content revenue will equal its ad revenue by 2013 http://nie.mn/gLJ4R4 (via @emilybell) »

PSA: Media Guardian is looking for a digital cartoonist, “an animator with a sense of humour” http://nie.mn/fKmh4a »

Zed Combinator? http://nie.mn/eerZRO »

Microsoft is laying the groundwork for an online pay-television subscription service http://nie.mn/hOz6yn »

“[I]…lip-synched to Lady Gaga’s Telephone while exfiltrating possibly the largest data spillage in American history.” http://nie.mn/emcvel »

The Guardian shared its copies of WikiLeaks’ State Dept cables with the NYT to avoid injunction http://nie.mn/i4mYQA »

 
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