Liz Gannes

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From Poke Button to Poker Winner: Former Facebook Exec Takes 101st at WSOP

Chamath Palihapitiya, the Facebook VP who newly turned VC, finished in 101st place at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas this weekend, much to his Silicon Valley brethren’s excitement. Palihapitiya won $54,851 — or in VC terms, 5x his investment.


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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