Liz Gannes

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Google’s House Gets Even Cleaner With Shutdown of Gears, Knol, Wave

Google today disclosed plans to shut down or offload seven more products in its third house-cleaning session this fall under new CEO Larry Page. Most of the new targets have already been de-emphasized, so they don’t come as a surprise: Friend Connect (early social platform), Gears (offline access), Wave (newfangeld collaboration), Knol (like Wikipedia), as well as Bookmarks List, Search Timeline and a project called Renewable Energy Cheaper Than Coal.


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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