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Social TV Tracker Bluefin Labs Lands New CEO

Social TV tracker Bluefin Labs has a new CEO: JP Maheu, a digital ad veteran who has held top jobs at Razorfish, Ogilvy & Mather and Publicis. He replaces co-founder Deb Roy, who remains chairman. Bluefin is one of several start-ups that watch online conversations about TV; it has raised $20 million from investors including SoftBank Capital, Time Warner and Redpoint.


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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