Liz Gannes

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Is This the Bottom of the Barrel? Google Cuts a Few More Features.

Google, in continuing its efforts to “put more wood behind fewer arrows,” has shuttered all sorts of products in the past year. Today, it seems to be scraping the bottom of the barrel to add another four: Google Apps for Teams (for organizations that want to use apps but not Gmail), Google Listen (a podcast app made redundant by other Google Play apps), Google Video for Business (made redundant by Google Drive) and some corporate blogs that are updated infrequently.


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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