Liz Gannes

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Former Yahoo Chief Technologist Joins Twitter Through Bagcheck Acquisition

Twitter has acquired Bagcheck, a site devoted to documenting personal product collections, bringing on board co-founder Sam Pullara for its engineering team. Pullara was previously chief technologist at Yahoo, before leaving to become an entrepreneur in residence at Benchmark Capital. Bagcheck, which is staying online for now, had raised funding from Sutter Hill Ventures and Morado Ventures.

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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