Peter Kafka

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Amazon Says Kindle Purchases Up 4X on Black Friday

Amazon says it sold a lot of Kindle tablets on Friday — four times as many as the company did on Black Friday 2010, when it didn’t offer Kindle models like the Fire and the Touch. If you’re expecting more detail from Amazon on unit sales, then you’ve never read an Amazon press release before.


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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