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Game Informer, a monthly magazine owned by videogame retailer GameStop, is by far the bestselling digital magazine in the U.S.: It has nearly three million digital subscribers, according to the Alliance for Audited Media, blowing away the other publications on the list. (Reader’s Digest, at #2, has under 300,000 digital subscribers.) But Game Informer isn’t necessarily a model for the rest of the industry: AdAge notes that subscriptions to it are bundled with GameStop’s premium customer rewards cards. Those loyalty card memberships account for over 99 percent of Game Informer subscriptions.

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Sync your Mailbox iOS app with your Dropbox account (to do this, go to “Settings” in the Mailbox app and tap “Dropbox”) and you’ll immediately get 1 free GB of extra storage space in your Dropbox account, The Next Web found. I tried it, and it works. Dropbox acquired Mailbox in March (Mailbox Co-Founder Gentry Underwood will be speaking at our RoadMap conference).

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Twitter has hired Jennifer Prince, who was head of media and entertainment ad sales at Google, as its new director of entertainment industry sales. She’ll expand the ways that TV and movie brands can work with Twitter. Variety notes that “Prince’s hiring marks the first time Twitter is targeting a vertical industry segment. Until now, company’s ad sales in the U.S. have been regionally focused.”

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Amazon has compiled a list of the funniest fake customer reviews for products like Tuscan Whole Milk, 1 Gallon and BIC Cristal for Her Ball Pen. Customers can also nominate the product reviews that they think are funniest. And Amazon links to Maria Popova’s “Modern Masterpieces of Comedic Genius: The Art of the Humorous Amazon Review.” (via Me and My Kindle)

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Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has sold off its $38 million stake in newspaper publisher Gannett Company and purchased $23 million worth of shares in the Dish Network, according to SEC filings. CNN Money notes that Berkshire Hathaway remains the largest outside shareholder in the Washington Post, which Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recently acquired for $250 million.

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Amazon is working with Russian publishers to sign ebook contracts for the launch of the Russian Kindle store, Publishing Perspectives reports. The company has also hired Arkady Vitruk, the former head of leading Russian publisher Azbuka-Atticus, to oversee Kindle Russia.

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Nate Silver, whose super popular politics blog FiveThirtyEight is leaving the New York Times  and becoming a separate site at ESPN, did a podcast with Bill Simmons. Silver calls the NYT “constrained a lot from its business strategy point of view” and says, “[with] all the traffic the Times has right now, it should be turning a much larger profit… I don’t think you should blame the environmental conditions, so much as maybe your sales staff isn’t that good.” You can download the podcast here and read Deadspin’s wrapup here.

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