Peter Kafka

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Demand Media Buys CoveritLive Blog Tool

Here’s Demand Media’s first acquisition since it went public earlier this year: The Web content-maker has purchased CoveritLive, a live Web-blogging tool it had already backed in 2009. You can read Demand CEO Richard Rosenblatt’s rationale for the deal on Twitter; if you want to hear more from the company, particularly about its relationship with Google, tune in to its presentation at Morgan Stanley’s tech/media conference this afternoon.


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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