Liz Gannes

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Flipped Off: Flipboard Blocked in China

The Chinese government has blocked local access to the social news app Flipboard, according to CEO Mike McCue. It’s at least consistent with China’s attitude toward the services whose content Flipboard delivers: Twitter, Facebook and Flickr have all been blocked. iPads are quite popular in China, with analysts estimating hundreds of thousands of them have been sold there. McCue said Flipboard was being used in China by “lots of folks” before it was blocked.


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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