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Jan. 24, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Long form lives at The New Republic, Guardian wants more than a PDF on iPad and news as software

Guardian working on iPad app: "we’re not a fan of PDFs with the sound of a page turning" http://nie.mn/gPzcgn »

Long form is not dead! The New Republic debuts online cover stories http://nie.mn/e9sVdA »

HuffPo and National Journal plan to use Sunlight Live to fact-check the State of the Union http://nie.mn/hdsRSV »

News as software promotes use of the product instead of just consumption http://nie.mn/dQO8tX »

Apps are great, but publishers should pay attention to people on feature phones http://nie.mn/fm7z9r »

Get more out of maps: Check out these 7 map mashups http://nie.mn/erJQJJ »

Groupon wants to be the Amazon of local products, CEO says http://nie.mn/hnhvk0 »

If AOL gets dinged for publishing "piffle," they’ve got plenty of company online http://nie.mn/h14nzJ »

Will the NYT’s pay plans shunt readers from the iPad to the website? http://nie.mn/htaPXK »

Google TV? Eric Schmidt’s next gig could be as a talk show host? http://nie.mn/hookvd »

Looking to improve your health care reporting? The Association of Health Care Journalists has fellowships http://nie.mn/f8AvlO »

Lessons on two years of chronicling the fortunes of journalism from @themediaisdying http://nie.mn/eTp13z »

Are Twitter and Facebook the new homes for serial narratives? http://nie.mn/dFp5Ia »

If Google cleans up search from "content farms," could Patch get swept up? http://nie.mn/gERMeV »

NYC hires the founder of GroundReport to be first chief digital officer http://nie.mn/gyOsnp »

CQ will join Politico and Bloomberg in offering a data service on Congress, lobbyist and more http://nie.mn/gm9mzT »

With job cuts and shuttered sites, BBC explains how they plan to engage readers http://nie.mn/eJ8xra »

 
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