Peter Kafka

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A Year After iPad Launch, News Corp.’s Daily Comes to (Some) Google Tablets

A year after it launched on Apple’s iPad (and much later than AllThingsD had reported), News Corp.’s Daily tablet newspaper has made it to Google’s Android. It will come preloaded on some tablet models marketed via Verizon Wireless, starting with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 this month. Verizon was a launch sponsor for the Daily a year ago; News Corp. also owns this Web site.

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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