Peter Kafka

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AOL’s Old Ad Boss Lands at Spotify

Spotify has a lot of new users. And now it has someone to help get ads in front of them: Jeff Levick, the former head of AOL sales, who was bumped out of his old job in July. Levick’s LinkedIn profile now lists him as the music service’s chief advertising officer; prior to AOL he had put in eight years at Google.


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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