Examiner.com, an offshoot of the free Washington and Baltimore Examiners, has paid an undisclosed amount to purchase "crowd-powered media" site NowPublic.com. While Examiner says it may hire some of NowPublic's unpaid writers and borrow some technology, it seems a strange marriage.

Examiner.com, which pays a hideously low penny per click to its 16,000 columnists, has manag

This article is locked. Please email info@aimgroup.com for more information.