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Financial Times Buys App Developer Assanka

The Financial Times has purchased Assanka, a London-based Web and app developer. The FT has already been working closely with the 12-person shop on projects like the Web app it built to replace the one it removed from Apple’s App store, as well as an Android app. FT CEO John Ridding announced the deal via an internal memo this morning.

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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