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Google+ Brings Story Suggestions to Mobile Web Publishers

Google announced Monday that publishers hooked into Google+ can use the social network to offer customized story recommendations via the mobile Web. The new product suggests stories to readers based on what’s relevant on a publisher’s site, or if a user is signed in to their Google account, a story on the site that’s currently popular on Google+. The idea, Google said, is to surface the most relevant content for users, while recirculating more traffic for publishers.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work