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DreamWorks Announces Netflix Deal

DreamWorks Animation, the people who brought you “Shrek,” will be bringing their movies to Netflix. The company announced the deal Sunday, confirming earlier reports that it was exiting a deal with Time Warner’s HBO a year early. Netflix needs new content deals to help attract new customers and appease dissatisfied ones, but this one won’t help for a while — DreamWorks movies won’t arrive until 2013.


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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