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Jan. 3, 2011, 7 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Toshiba’s tablet, CalWatch’s mascot, Facebook’s valuation

.@CaliforniaWatch creates a mascot aimed at children–and is crowdsourcing its name http://nie.mn/f9xFVc »

Stroome’s Nonny de la Peña on "Gone Gitmo" and the future of interactive storytelling http://nie.mn/h8trXH »

"Online ads, especially search ads, are increasingly seen by many marketers as a more reliable bet than print ads" http://nie.mn/fhgQ79 »

How to: land a job at Twitter http://nie.mn/eeDq0r »

A journalist’s guide to data-scraping, from @ProPublica‘s awesome Nerd Blog http://nie.mn/dPeecS »

.@Scobleizer: "Will Google figure out social? My confidence is not high." http://nie.mn/gEwYKF »

Best Buy turns publisher–with a multichannel network filled with original editorial content http://nie.mn/h90iAt »

Meet Facto.me http://nie.mn/ebWU2h–@rachelsklar says it’s "like Daily Booth for facts" »

RT @poniewozik: 1979 TIME on future of cable: "artsy-craftsy services for the highbrows to macho-violent shows for the lowbrows." http:/ … »

The end of verticals, televised social media…and more 2011 predictions from @carr2n http://nie.mn/glEhfk »

Toshiba is set to launch an Android-powered tablet http://nie.mn/dM1ctu »

Goldman Sachs invests in Facebook–at a $50 billion valuation http://nie.mn/eFN4js »

 
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