Liz Gannes

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A Year Later, Google Joins Kleiner Perkins sFund

Google has added its money to Kleiner Perkins’ sFund, joining launch partners Zynga, Comcast, Allen & Co., Amazon and Facebook. Given that the VC firm was an early investor in Google, the tech giant’s lack of participation seemed strange when Kleiner Perkins launched the sFund a year ago. But then again, Google wasn’t really doing social a year ago. Google just bought Katango, the sFund’s first investment and its first exit.


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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