Peter Kafka

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David Karp Does Not Want to Compete With You

The last thing we want to do is compete with someone. That’s for bankers.

Tumblr founder David Karp, profiled in the New York Times magazine this week. Topic: Tumblr’s semi-reluctant embrace of banker-friendly ideas like ads.


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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