Kara Swisher

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Scooby-Don’t Doesn’t Need Your Stinkin’ Help, Google+

Robert Scoble, a.k.a. my favorite wacky character in Silicon Valley, is asking Google+ to take him off its suggested user list. In a post on the search giant’s social networking effort — on which he is a popular figure — the man I have nicknamed Scooby-Don’t wrote, among other reasons: “Any list that has Paris Hilton but not so many other deserving people on it isn’t a list I want to be on.” Rut-roh!


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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