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Verizon Wireless Hopes Virginia Can Hear It Now

Verizon Wireless customers in Virginia enjoyed some unexpected quiet time on Monday as the carrier experienced a significant data and voice outage in the Old Dominion state. In a message on its official Twitter page, Verizon said that things should be back up and running. “Network should be full speed as of 3:50 pm ET in affected Virginia communities: Williamsburg, Newport News, Norfolk, VA Beach,” the company said, asking customers: “You good?”


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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