Peter Kafka

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Google to Apple: Thanks for Playing Nicely!

Now that Apple has formally let Google’s AdMob into its iPhone/iPod/iPad platform, Google has posted a thank-you note, via a blog post from AdMob chief Omar Hamoui. The truth is, Apple (AAPL) has been more or less ignoring its AdMob ban throughout the summer. But Hamoui and the rest of the Google (GOOG) gang will be happy to see the formal change, anyway. Presumably the same goes for antitrust regulators.


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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