Liz Gannes

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Google+ Idea Guy Says Google Still Trying to Hold Him Back

Paul Adams, the Google social researcher turned Facebook product manager who’s credited with giving Google the idea for circles of friends that it has utilized in Google+, spoke out against his former employer tonight on his blog. Adams protests that Google is blocking the publication of a book he wrote on the topic of social circles — and while he’s at it, he gets in some digs about Google’s management and culture.

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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