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15 June 2012 | Bloombergblog post. “This is going to cause people to stay on twitter.com, because all of the sudden you have a little bit more information,” said Brian Blau, an analyst at Gartner Inc. “You can read the next tweet and stay on the site, being a more valuable consumer of the site.” The service will be available on Twitter for Apple Inc.’s iPhone and for devices that use Google Inc.’s Android soon, Sippey said. The company, with more than 140 million users, expects to generate at least USD 1bn in sales in 2014, two people with knowledge of the matter have said, based on advertising demand.
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15 June 2012 | Knight Centerstudy considers what nonprofit media must do to be sustainable. Based on a seven-year experiment by the Challenge Fund for Journalism, the study showed nonprofit news outlets must seek funding from diverse sources, use in-person networking, fundraise better, and produce a quality product if they want to be sustainable, according to the Columbia Journalism Review. The Challenge Fund for Journalism, which was formed in 2004 by the Ford, Knight, McCormick, and Ethics and Excellence in Journalism foundations, provided USD 3.6m in matching grants and services to 53 nonprofit media companies - such as the International Center for Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors, and the Center for Public Integrity - in order to find new revenue streams and develop better business practices to help nonprofits learn to fish for themselves. According to Learning to Fish, the study from the Challenge for Journalism Fund, the grantees were able to match the initial grant money with another USD 9.5m, and nine in 10 met their matching goals, according to the Knight Foundation's blog. "The challenge fund helped nonprofit journalism groups learn to fish where the most of the fish really live," the blog said.