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March 14, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Time Warner launches at TV-viewing iPad app, JRC sends out profit-sharing checks, Dennis buys Mental Floss

Time Warner Cable launches an iPad app that shows live TV in the home (via @techmeme) http://nie.mn/guvgct »

Microeconomist Jon Bon Jovi: "Steve Jobs is personally responsible for killing the music business" http://nie.mn/fhyGid »

"The power of the blog": Nieman’s own @BBCPhilippaT on the post heard ’round the State Department http://nie.mn/eipTz8 »

Move over, teenage boys! Zynga’s hardcore gamers are 40-year-old women (via @on_the_media) http://nie.mn/grXXyM »

Love this: Journal Register, having beat its 2010 profit goal, sends out bonuses to staff http://nie.mn/gbkP0j »

Check out @Poynter‘s snazzy new Tumblr http://nie.mn/h68px6 »

"I think the nuclear fission of ‘the story’ as we know it is going to be inevitable" (via @tristanharris) http://nie.mn/gK9j2W »

Felix Dennis, publisher of The Week, buys the awesome mag Mental Floss http://nie.mn/hdHlyv »

Google Circles and crop circles: the anatomy of a SXSW rumor http://nie.mn/frsekb »

The WaPo redesigns; Managing Editor Raju Narisetti will be online today at noon ET to discuss http://nie.mn/een3xp »

Pew’s State of the News Media 2011 report is out, and full of great data http://nie.mn/eAM6gk »

 
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