Peter Kafka

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Another Hollywood Deal for YouTube: New Videos From Disney

YouTube, which is making a big push to get more Hollywood pros making videos for the world’s biggest video site, is adding another partner. Disney and Google will spend “a combined $10 million to $15 million” for new clips featuring characters like Swampy, from the “Where’s My Water?” iPhone app.


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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