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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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald