paidContent - paidContent Quick Hits: 7.31.09

This story was written by Alex Ferreyra.
»  WSJ.com is going after LinkedIn’s 15 million monthly visitors with a new project called WSJ Connect, which WSJ.com internally refers to as the “LinkedIn Killer.” [Techcrunch]

»  Google’s future for digital books includes a place for brick-and-mortar book retailers. [BayNewser]

»  A bankruptcy judge has let the Minneapolis Star Tribune go ahead with its reorganization plan, which will erase $400 million of its $500 million debt. But the paper’s creditors have to agree to it in a vote next week. [Editor and Publisher]

»  Will startup GrowthSpur’s ad network, created to help smaller local blogs and businesses wanting to reach their readers, succeed? [BusinessWeek]

»  The cookie is one of the web’s oldest tracking device, but an uptick in usage has some privacy groups concerned. [NY Times]

»  Starting next week, as part of budget cuts, Conde Nast employees will not longer be able to expense magazines and newspapers. [Mediaite]


By Alex Ferreyra