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»  Facebook shuts down apps in abrupt policy shift. Prelude to Spartan? (paidContent)

»  WPP ad unit has your profile (WSJ)

»  Meredith (NYSE: MDP) launches Recipe.com, acquires EatingWell Media Group (TechCrunch). Our coverage here.

»  Politico enters e-book venture with Random House (Media Decoder)

»  FAQ: What you need to know about Monday’s mobile patent auction (paidContent)

»  Companies are erecting in-house social networks (NYT)

»  Journalists and statistics: Paying attention to the data of a new media world (Lewis DVworkin, Forbes)

»  James Murdoch warns over the new technology challenges facing News Corp (NSDQ: NWS) (Guardian)

»  The new midlist: Self-published e-book authors who earn a living (Publishing Perspectives)

»  Digital first: What it means for journalism (Jeff Jarvis, The Guardian)

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