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Google Reader's Web Page Monitoring to Be Disabled

(googlesystem.blogspot.com): Google Reader's blog announced that the feed generator for pages that don't have feeds will no longer be available starting from September 30. Google says that not many people used this feature, which is not surprising, considering that it's quite difficult to find it.
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Surgeons lack professionalism, says Lancet medical journal

(telegraph.co.uk): In a special edition of the medical journal, surgeons' willingness to confront problems in their own profession were questioned. The editorial said the specialty was "not so much a world-class discipline, but a profession adrift".
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The Death of the Book has Been Greatly Exaggerated

(technologyreview.in): Tech pundits recently moved up the date for the death of the book, to sometime around 2015, inspired largely by the rapid adoption of the iPad and the success of Amazon's Kindle e-reader. But in their rush to christen a new era of media consumption, have the pundits overreached?
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Google Seeks Allies Against Censorship

(informationweek.com): A new online transparency report shows which Google services are being blocked in different countries. Whether the U.S. will use this information to challenge censorship as a trade barrier remains to be seen.
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In a Tough Market, University Press Aims to Streamline Production

(cornellsun.com): Several University divisions took the first step in May in a three-year project to develop a book publishing model that will sustain academic research and publishing in an increasingly turbulent market. The Cornell University Press, Cornell University Library, and the German Studies department collaborated to publish a book series in German Studies called Signale: Modern German Letters, Cultures, and Thoughts.
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