Peter Kafka

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How to Become a Millionaire: Live on Land Apple Wants

Donnie and Kathy Fulbright used to live in a single-story building on a half acre in rural North Carolina. Now they have a 4,200-square-foot home on 49 acres, purchased with some of the $1.7 million Apple paid them to move: Steve Jobs and company needed their land for a $1 billion data center, set to open soon.


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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