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Netflix Adds Miramax Movies

Netflix has finalized a previously reported deal to bring “several hundred” old Miramax movies like “Pulp Fiction” to the rental service.  The deal is non-exclusive and doesn’t cover new titles, since the holding company that owns Miramax hasn’t made any movies since it bought the library from Disney last year. The Wall Street Journal originally pegged the deal’s value at $100 million over five years.


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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