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As many people probably know by now, Google came out with another of its Google Labs features on Monday: a Google News timeline view, which gives users the ability to see and scroll through headlines, photos and news excerpts by day/week/month/year. The sources of this data can also be customized to include not just traditional…

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As the newspaper industry has grown weaker and weaker, there has been a steady stream of articles and blog posts blaming Google for some or all of this decline. I'm not going to link to them all, because there are simply too many, and they are easy enough to find. The standard allegation is that…

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After seeing recommendations on Twitter from Clay Shirky and others, I was expecting a tour de force from author and former Harvard Business Review editor Nick Carr, but I confess that I found his post on Google as middleman -- and its effect on newspapers -- disappointing. Not just because the middleman comparison is one…

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There's an interesting battle shaping up in the "hyper-local" online journalism market, at least in the New York and New Jersey area. The New York Times confirmed on Monday that it is launching a new project called The Local, in co-operation with journalism students at the City University of New York. The network of local…

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Variations on the "Google should pay me for X" theme have been around for some time now, and the precipitous decline of content-related industries -- among them book publishing, newspaper printing and music distribution, to name just a few -- has only accelerated the number and frequency of these complaints. Everyone from the World Association…

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