Peter Kafka

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YouTube Movie Rentals in Canada, Too

Apparently it’s Web video international expansion day: A few hours after Hulu opened for business in Japan, YouTube has started offering rental movies in Canada (last year, Netflix headed north, too). Last spring, Google’s video site beefed up its barely-there U.S. rental service with more offerings from big studios, though a note from the site hints that it’s not a big deal quite yet: “P.S. (if you’re in the US and forgot we have movies to rent just go to www.youtube.com/movies).”


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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