Liz Gannes

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Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu to Video Chat on Google+ Tonight

After the South African government did not grant a visa to the Dalai Lama to enable his participation in Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s eightieth birthday celebration, the two men agreed to meet virtually using Google+ video Hangout, starting at 1:30 am PT Saturday. Google+ leader Vic Gundotra said the video would be posted later, adding that responses to the event have been divided between delight and quibbles that the Dalai Lama doesn’t conform to the service’s contentious real names policy.

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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