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The value of headline aggregators isn’t numbers. It’s demos. By Steve Ditlea”Please don’t write about NewsLinx and NewsHub,” a fellow journalist implored when she learned I was planning to write about these advertising-supported Web sites. “You don’t want to give away all our secrets, do you?” she said of the sites, which are incredibly useful to high-tech reporters and others seeking up-to-the-minute Net and computer coverage.
To be sure, these headline aggregators, listing and linking the latest headlines from major news sources online in near real-time for free to the visitor, have been among the better-kept secrets in Web news....



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