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Craig McCaw Steps Down as Clearwire Chairman

Clearwire confirmed in a regulatory filing on Thursday that Craig McCaw is stepping down as head of the wireless company’s board of directors.

McCaw’s resignation is effective on Friday, Clearwire said in the filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Clearwire, which is majority owned by Sprint Nextel, said that the move is not due to any disagreements with the company, but did not offer any additional information about McCaw’s reasons for stepping down.


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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