Lauren Goode

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RIM’s 4G LTE PlayBook to Launch in Canada August 9; Available in U.S. in “Coming Months”

“Later this year” has finally arrived … sort of. Research In Motion announced this morning that its 32 gigabyte, 4G LTE-equipped PlayBook tablet, running BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2 software, will be available through Canadian wireless providers on Aug. 9. No word from RIM on exact price — or on when the device will launch in the U.S., aside from the promise that it will be available in the “coming months.”


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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