Peter Kafka

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QOTD: A Sneak Peek at YouTube's Future, Via a History Lesson

“When you think about the impact cable had, we think we’re in a position to have a similar impact for video delivery, like what cable has done with broadcast….What’s amazing is that the Web enables you to build a kind of channel that wouldn’t have made sense for cable, in the same way cable enabled you to build content that wouldn’t have made sense for broadcast. You couldn’t have done CNN with the broadcast networks; you couldn’t have done MTV with the broadcast networks.”

– YouTube CEO Salar Kamangar, interviewed by the Mercury News, giving us a pretty good sense of the ambition and strategy guiding Google’s video giant.


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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