Peter Kafka

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Wall Street Yawns at Google’s China Deal

“We view this news as a non-event,” writes J.P. Morgan analyst Dick Wei. Wall Street seems to agree, more or less; it has pushed Google shares up a modest two percent in a flat market. More from Wei: “We maintain our view that Google is likely to gradually lose market share in China, with an inferior search experience.”


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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