Peter Kafka

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Make the Googleplex 25 Percent Bigger! Google Adding More Than 6,000 Hires This Year

Google plans its “biggest hiring year in company history” in 2011, the company announced today. That means something north of 6,000 new hires, which was the company’s previous record, set in 2007. And that will push Google’s total head count above 30,000 by the end of the year. Last year Google added more than 4,500 bodies. Bear in mind that many of those came via acquisitions, like the AdMob deal.


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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