Lauren Goode

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Samsung Ships Five Million Galaxy Notes, a.k.a “Phablets”

Samsung says it has shipped five million units of its Galaxy Note, a $300 smartphone-tablet hybrid with a 5.3-inch screen that hit the market last October. It’s unclear exactly how many units of the device have been sold; in February, Samsung said it had sold more than two million units worldwide. In his review of the Galaxy Note, AllThingsD’s Walt Mossberg said that some users might find it appealing as a stylus-driven small tablet, but he couldn’t recommend it as the main mobile phone for most people.


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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