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This story was written by Alex Ferreyra.

»  Why Newser’s monthly traffic has fallen by about two thirds (or some one million visitors) since May, and what it means for the challenge of building a loyal audience on the web. [Neiman Lab]

»  A look at Timothy Collins failed attempt to bring life back to Reader’s Digest. [Bloomberg]

»  If Los Angeles decides to use Enterprise Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Apps as its main information hub, it will become the second large city (after D.C.) to do so. But there are security issues to be tackled first. [CNET]

»  An intimate look at Carol Bartz and the Yahoo-Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) deal, including how seeing her grandmother kill a snake with shovel changed her life. [Forbes]

»  The hottest videos on YouTube are Usain Bolt’s world record-setting performances over the past few days. Can YouTube get the public excited about track and field? [New Tee Vee]

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