Kara Swisher

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Crying “Nonsense,” Google Does Not +1 Murdoch Tweets

If you thought the Twitter war started by News Corp.’s majordomo Rupert Murdoch versus Google would be the gift that keeps on giving, you would be right. After the tweet-happy media mogul — who owns this Web site — accused the search giant of being a content “piracy leader,” Google told CNET that Murdoch’s 140-character observations were “nonsense.” More to come (hopefully).


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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