Peter Kafka

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Gooooooooooal! Google Kicks Off the World Cup.

Here’s a cool Easter egg from Google (GOOG). Search for “world cup” and you’ll get some cool results, like a schedule of games and air times–the South Africa-Mexico game kicks off the tournament at 10 am Eastern on Friday. And at the bottom of the page is this excellent bit of levity:

(Thanks to Lauren Fernandez, via Paul Bonanos, for spotting)


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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