Peter Kafka

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Sad, Wet, Cold People Waiting in Line for the iPad 2 (Video)

It’s turning out to be a pretty nice day in New York, but it was miserable last night. Didn’t stop these people from camping out in front of the flagship Apple store on 5th Avenue so they could buy an iPad 2 this morning. Which, remember, you can order over the Web. Where it’s dry.

Video via BTIG Research, the same folks who gave us video of sweaty dudes waiting to buy new iPhones last summer.


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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