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Posted By:FlyRight, 4/8/2013 9:21:23 AM

Articles in a series on Mashable.com called “What’s Inside” looked for all the world like the hundreds of other articles on the digital media site. But journalistically, they were something very different. The articles, about technology topics in a wide variety of products, including modems and the Hubble Space Telescope, were paid for by Snapdragon, a brand of processor chip made by Qualcomm, and the sponsor of the series. Most were even written by Mashable editorial employees.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: toddh, 4/8/2013 11:42:01 AM     (No. 9265302)

The New York Times would be solvent if the Democrat Party paid for their articles. Instead, the reporters are paid with government jobs.

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