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Mobile App Highlight Gets a Refresh

In its largest feature update since its debut, location-based discovery app Highlight launched a significant overhaul on Thursday morning, incorporating a number of new sharing functions. Among them are the ability to posit questions to others nearby, deeper Facebook Open Graph integration, and support for 10 additional languages. The update should also lessen the impact on battery life, a major early critique of the app.


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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