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An interesting news aggregation site has launched, with some non-obvious-yet-blue-chip names behind it: Newser.com is a new aggregation site which mixes human/editorial curation with algorithm-driven methods. The site has been launched by Patrick Spain, the CEO of Highbeam (cofounder and former CEO of Hoover’s) and Michael Wolff (that of Burnrate fame, and current Vanity Fair media columnist), and Caroline Miller, the former Editor in Chief of New York Magazine, is also the EIC of Newser.com. The mission of the site: “quickly learn more about the most important and most talked about news stories each day, as well as to dig a bit deeper on news topics that interest you.” You can probably use the same combination of words to describe most news aggregation sites out there, including Daylife, Newsvine, Digg, Netscape, and many others.
On the software methodology side, “Newser