Peter Kafka

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Google’s 2012 M&A Tab: Motorola Plus $458 Million and Counting

Did Google buy your start-up this year? If so, they spent an average of $19 million on it: The search giant says it spent $458 million on 24 acquisitions through June 30 of this year. That’s in addition, of course, to the $12.5 billion it spent on Motorola Mobility.


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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