Kara Swisher

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The Joy of Tech and Suckerbucks, I Mean, Zuckerbucks!

We love those clever cartoon dudes–Nitrozac and Snaggy–over at Geek Culture’s Joy of Tech, so much that we hope to showcase them more on the AllThingsD site in the future.

To kick it off, what better way than to show yesterday’s most excellent explanation of why social-networking pretty lady Facebook is worth those 15 billion samoleans, a la J. Wellington Wimpy (“You know how many hamburgers that is?”).

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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald