Peter Kafka

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Surprise! Newest AOL Executive Is Not a Google Vet.

He’s a Yahoo guy instead: Content boss Dave Eun (who is a Google vet) has put Kerry Trainor in charge of AOL’s Entertainment properties. Trainor worked at Yahoo’s entertainment group for eight years before leaving to found FlipGloss, a photo/slideshow start-up that Forbes funded, then eventually bought.


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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