Arik Hesseldahl

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Mark Hurd Appeals Order to Release the Fisher Letter

Oracle President Mark Hurd has appealed a ruling by a judge in Delaware ordering the public release of a redacted version of the letter that brought an end to his tenure as CEO of Hewlett-Packard, according to Bloomberg News. On March 17, Delaware Chancery Court Judge Donald Parsons Jr. ordered HP to release the letter as part of an ongoing shareholder suit against that company. Hurd’s lawyers have appealed to the Delaware Supreme Court. Hurd has argued that the letter, which contains contractor Jodie Fisher’s allegations of sexual harassment, is personal.


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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