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MOG sells ad network to Townsend Media

The online music service MOG has sold its ad network to huge media holding company Townsend Media for an undisclosed amount. The music service itself was bought by Beats Electronics just last month.

Crunch time at TechCrunch: Site has lost 35% of its traffic since September

There wasn’t much explanation given yesterday when TechCrunch editor-in-chief Erick Schonfeld stepped down. But a scoop from PaidContent this afternoon reveals why AOL might have been looking to shake things up. Traffic has fallen almost 35% since founder Mike Arrington left and Schonfeld took over in September of 2011.

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Find your startup’s voice: Why I hired a journalist to run my company blog

As a CEO of a startup, my online voice – a blog called Greg’s Corner — is the place where I share my company news, try to differentiate myself from competitors, and showcase the value I’m offering. But until about a year ago, my online voice wasn’t saying much.

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Google News introduces new tool to highlight quality articles

Google News introduced a new metadata tag to help news publications highlight their original, quality content. The announcement, made today at the Online News Associate conference in Boston, is the latest attempt by Google News to help readers find relevant articles amid the din of the 24-hour online news cycle.

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Demo: Advice-from-strangers theme dominates social tech demonstrations

Thirteen startups presented in the Social and Media Technologies category at this week’s Demo Fall 2011 conference in Silicon Valley. Common themes were getting advice from strangers and trying out items for purchase virtually before buying. Here’s a look at three of those startups we haven’t covered yet in our Demo reporting: