Liz Gannes

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YBuy Gets $1M to Apply to Try-Before-You-Buy Gadget Service

YBuy, a subscription gadget service (see Tricia Duryee’s profile of the company), has raised $1 million in Series A funding led by Eric Schmidt’s TomorrowVentures. The start-up, which charges $24.95 per month, says it has 50,000 customers on its wait list.


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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