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Political advertising spikes as outside groups flex muscles


  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Spending on TV advertising in congressional races is set to reach $2 billion this year, with purchases up almost 70% since 2010. Experts say that's a sign of the growing importance of well-funded outs… Read More

Volokh Conspiracy founder details pay-wall plans


  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Eugene Volokh, creator of the blog Volokh Conspiracy, writes that readers will eventually need a subscription to read content, but that the metered pay-wall model includes ways to avoid the fee. Volok… Read More

SanDisk's ULLtraDIMM SSDs could be a game-changer


  • Seeking Alpha (free registration)

The ULLtraDIMM solid-state drives introduced this year by SanDisk could provide a growth opportunity for the company, Piyush Arora writes. IBM is a customer for these SSDs, and Intel isn't venturing i… Read More

Mass. districts make transition to digital textbooks


  • Milford Daily News (Mass.)

Some Massachusetts school districts are making the transition to digital textbooks, but not all schools may be ready to completely abandon traditional texts. Instead, one university administrator desc… Read More

Vodafone sees positives ahead for Europe


  • Bloomberg
  • Reuters
  • Total Telecom Magazine (U.K.)

Vodafone suffered another down quarter but CEO Vittorio Colao said signs were emerging that European markets had begun to stabilize thanks to stronger demand for 4G services. Service revenues fell by … Read More