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»  Sony (NYSE: SNE) slashes PlayStation Portable prices by 24 percent in Europe to boost adoption. (Bloomberg)

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»  Sony (NYSE: SNE) slashes PlayStation Portable prices by 24 percent in Europe to boost adoption. (Bloomberg)

»  Gannett (NYSE: GCI) flagship USA Today appears to be planning to pay bonuses to sports reporters based on pageviews — and may consider it for other sections. (The Big Lead, Gannett Blog, Romenesko)

»  Journalism 2.0 didn’t kill anyone, and neither did “Old Media.” (GigaOm)

»  Among the “five myths” about the future of journalism: “Online news will be fine as soon as the advertising revenue catches up” and “content will always be king.” (WaPo)

»  About.com, which experienced a revenue dip in Q4 despite the online ad recovery, is getting a much-needed investment from its parent, the New York Times Co. (NYSE: NYT), which will include the introduction of 200 topic sites, a Spanish-language version, a doubling its number of instructional videos and the launch a new homepage. (WSJ)

»  A group of industry associations in Europe will formally introduce a behavioral ad privacy icon later this month that is intended to give European consumers choice around how their data is collected and used online, it is intended to satisfy new E.U. laws that come into force at the end of May. (ClickZ)

»  Lady Gaga, Editor: Befuddling Pop Star to Guest Edit ‘Metro.’ (NY Observer)

»  Sixteen Newsweek staffers are taking buyouts as the magazine continues the integration with The Daily Beast. (Mediaweek)

»  Google (NSDQ: GOOG) has registered a bunch of domain names related to music and clouds this week. (Techcrunch)

»  If Google Was New York City & Online Piracy Was Knock-Off Handbags…(SearchEngineLand)

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