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Google tests removing the News tab from search results
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June 20, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: NYT ≠ Huffington Post, Green Lantern vs. Batman

More on CJR’s story about content farmers (“The Hamster Wheel”), plus a topical animated GIF »

An interactive comic tells the story of the 2007 Blackwater shootings in Iraq, from several perspectives »

“Green Lantern is cosmic, interplanetary … Batman is hyperlocal.” »

Don’t compare the NYT and HuffPost head-to-head, says @myersnews. “The question is not: Who is winning?” »

Foreign Policy has released its “Twitterati 100” list »

The Online News Association is now taking nominations for the 2012-13 board of directors »

The Slovak “pay curtain” we covered in April ( has raised €40,000 so far »

RT @zseward: Maximum comment length on slashed to 2,000 characters, or 14.3 tweets. »

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