Kara Swisher

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The Last Susan Boyle Post, I Promise–But It Turns Out She Can Cry a Digital River

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The Internet sensation that is Susan Boyle just keeps getting better.

The Daily Record in Scotland uncovered a 10-year-old recording that the 47-year-old woman made for a charity CD.

Singing the classic blues ballad, “Cry Me a River,” Boyle more than proves she has the range of the truly gifted artist (not to mention emotional depths that seem endless here) she displayed recently on the television show, “Britain’s Got Talent,” with an astonishing rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” from the musical “Les Miserables.”

She has since become a viral hit on the Internet for her performance, with the online video of it now hitting 30 million views (doubled last week).

Here is the video of Boyle singing “Cry Me a River”:


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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