Beth Callaghan

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FaceTime Hits the Mac

In what has to be the shortest demo in Apple demo history, Steve Jobs introduced FaceTime video calling for Mac by sitting down at an onstage Mac and calling Phil Schiller on his iPhone 4. That was it. The software makes calls between Macs, iPhones and iPod Touches, and the beta is available for download today. No mention of how this product will impact and/or ultimately eclipse iChat–or when iPads might get cameras, so they can use use FaceTime, too.


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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