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This story was written by Alex Ferreyra.

»  By 2018, the digital paper market will grow more than 20 times its current number, and an estimated 77 million e-readers will be on the street. [LA Times]

»  That means there’s enough room for readers other than Kindle, so should Sony (NYSE: SNE) focus on knocking Amazon’s device out—or just succeeding with its own? [Bloomberg]

»  Is it a bad thing that Oprah Winfrey’s network is losing many of its executives before it even launches, or a rite of passage for a network wanting to get their voice just right? [LA Times]

»  Philly paper publisher Brian Tierney has launched an all-out PR blitz to keep the Inquirer and Daily News in the hands of Philadelphians, rather than investment bankers who will try to snatch them during bankruptcy hearings—but he’s not investing any more of his own money. [Poynter]

»  Social media bots are replacing some journalism jobs by taking the writing out of reporting the news. [Netimperative]

»  The Canadian privacy commissioner has negotiated with Facebook to give users better control of what information is given to third-party developers. [Globe and Mail]

»  Kickstarter is “pioneering its own niche” by creating a virtual funding pipeline between artists and benefactors. [NY Times]

By Alex Ferreyra

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