Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: Going Ape for James Franco

BoomTown is a major fan of the entire “Planet of the Apes” Hollywood movie franchise and will not apologize for one single second about this freakish apocalyptic series.

Except the bad one done most recently by director Tim Burton, which was really bad, but not in a good way.

In any case, this one, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”–starring the ubiquitous James Franco and one scary-looking dude playing an ape–looks dang good.

It comes out in August:


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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