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Facebook Invests in Asian Fiber-Optic Cable Network

In an attempt to further support one of the company’s fastest growing overseas markets, Facebook has invested an undisclosed sum of money in Asia Pacific Gateway, an underwater cable network delivering Internet to many Southeast Asian countries. Facebook’s investment is part of a $450 million pooled investment among a consortium of firms, aimed at increasing Internet delivery speeds while taking some of the burden off Singapore, which now acts as the main hub of Web traffic.


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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