Liz Gannes

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Google Adds Video Hangouts to Gmail, as Expected

Google today added its distinctive group video chat Google+ Hangouts tool to Gmail, expanding on the email service’s existing video chat to add mobile support, screen sharing and silly effects. This move was expected. Both Hangouts and Google video chat are built in part with tools from an outside company called Vidyo.


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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