John Paczkowski

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“Ted has extremely strong connections with the Republican party, and we think that’s a good thing.” That’s what Elliot Schrage, Facebook’s vice president of communications and public policy, had to say about Ted Ullyot, who joins the company as its vice president and general counsel this month. A former chief of staff to former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, Ullyot handled the government’s response to the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame’s identity. He’s the latest high-profile addition to the company’s management team–which now includes a handful of Google (GOOG) veterans, one of whom once served as chief of staff at the Treasury Department during the Clinton administration. Ullyot “has an extraordinary combination of private legal practice and public sector experience,” Schrage told the Los Angeles Times. “So many of the legal issues we face touch on both of those arenas. He is equally comfortable helping us expand internationally as he is in helping us navigate complicated legal issues we may face in Washington. Ted’s arrival really demonstrates we’re a little more grown up.”


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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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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