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This story was written by Joseph Tartakoff.

»  The Associated Press plans to ask member papers to keep some of its content off their websites and instead link to a central AP site. [Nieman Journalism Lab]

»  Within a year, ten million Americans will own a Kindle, says JP Morgan Analyst Imran Khan. [MediaMemo]

»  The Los Angeles Times introduces a new look for its website. [LA Times]

»  Wednesday was a social day at Google (NSDQ: GOOG). Google Reader announced that users would now be able to share posts on Twitter, Blogspot, and Facebook via a new ‘Send to’ feature. And Google added a set of ‘social gadgets’ to its personalized iGoogle home page, so that users can now “share, collaborate and play games with your friends.” [Google]

»  Well, social as long as you’re sitting in front of a computer screen. As part of its cost cutting efforts, Google canceled a big dance it has held at its Mountain View headquarters for years. [Valleywag]

»  Ever wanted to get Outlook on your Mac? The next version of Office for Mac, which is due out in time for the 2010 holiday season, will include the application. It takes the place of Entourage. [Microsoft]

By Joseph Tartakoff

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