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Is Amazon Taking Out Diapers.com?

That’s what Fortune.com’s Dan Primack reports: He says Jeff Bezos will end a price war between the two companies by snapping up Diapers.com’s parent company Quidsi for $540 million. The New Jeresey-based company, whose investors include Accel and Bessemer, was reportedly valued at more than $300 million in its last funding round.


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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