Peter Kafka

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Google TV Going MIA at CES?

Conventional wisdom on Google TV: Not ready for prime time. Google apparently agrees: It has asked Toshiba, LG and Sharp not to show off their versions of the Web TV platform at the Consumer Electronics Show next month, the New York Times reports. But Samsung will display a new Google TV set on the show floor. And if you ask nicely, Vizio will show you one in private. Here’s Walt Mossberg’s November 17 review–”No Need to Tune In Just Yet.”


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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