Liz Gannes

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Archives.com Joins the Ancestry.com Family for $100M

Following its high-profile release of the 1940 U.S. Census as official government partner, Archives.com is being bought by Ancestry.com for $100 million in cash. While Archives.com team members will move over with the acquisition, the company they came out of, Inflection, will stay independent and plans “a major new product offering in the online identity space.”


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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