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Take n0tice: The Guardian Launches Online Community Noticeboards

The Guardian, one of the more forward-thinking newspapers today, is about to launch a new product that will be part community noticeboard, part Craigslist, and part local news site. N0tice, as the project is called, draws its inspiration from the early bulletin board systems of the 80s and 90s, as well as the noticeboards you see in your local supermarkets. Once launched, you will be able to “share news, post details about forthcoming events or let people know you have something to sell or share.”

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The Guardian: Digital First, Newspaper Second

The Guardian, one of the most highly respected newspapers in the UK today announced that it wants to become a “digital-first” organization and shift its “focus, effort and investment towards digital.” Newspapers have long struggled to adapt to an environment where printed newspapers are slowly becoming irrelevant due to faster news cycles and the availability…

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Guardian Plans to Create New Tech & Media Blog Network, Swap Articles With Blogs

The Guardian plans to create a new network of tech and media blogs. According to the newspaper’s head of media and technology Dan Sabbagh, this new network would work with two very distinct models. The first is a non-commercial agreement that will allow the Guardian to republish articles from the blogs in its network. In return, these blogs will also be allowed to republish Guardian articles on their sites as well (up to the swap limit). In addition, the Guardian also plans a commercial offering where the organization would also sell ads for some of the blogs in its network (or even host the sites outright and share revenue).

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Calacanis to Challenge TechCrunch: "The World Really Wants Deeper Stuff Right Now"

According to the Guardian, serial entrepreneur Jason Calacanis plans to launch a new tech blog in early 2011. With this project, Calacanis is going into direct competition with TechCrunch, the influential Silicon Valley-based blog run by Calacanis’s old nemesis Mike Arrington. According to the report, Calacanis plans to hire a small number of editors (possibly four). These writers will have to be free them to research stories deeply and will only have to file one story per week. Calacanis will also host a new startup conference that will challenge TechCrunch’s highly successful Disrupt conference.