Kara Swisher

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Symantec Buys LiveOffice for $115 Million

Symantec said it had acquired LiveOffice, a privately-held cloud-based archiving company, for about $115 million. The security software company said the “acquisition will extend Symantec’s intelligent information governance offering to the cloud, providing customers choice between on-premise, cloud or hybrid delivery of Symantec solutions.” (Yes, the company actually said that.)


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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