Peter Kafka

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This Conan O’Brien Siri Ad Barely Qualifies as a Parody

Really, this one, via Business Insider, seems more like a documentary — pretty sure some of these scenes are word-for-word replays of Siri queries I’ve witnessed in the past few days. (Warning: 30-second pre-roll before minute-long clip.)

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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