Peter Kafka

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Twitter Buys Start-Up to Boost “Revenue Engineering Team”

Twitter has “acqhired” the team behind social media analytics start-up Hotspots.io. At least three members of the start-up have joined Twitter’s “revenue engineering team” to build tools for Twitter advertisers and publishers. Hotspots.io graduated from start-up factory Y Combinator a year ago, but at that time called itself Moki.tv, a “personalized TV guide for streaming video online.”


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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