Peter Kafka

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TechStars NYC Head Dave Tisch Steps Down

Dave Tisch, who ran of the New York City outpost of the TechStars incubator, is stepping down. In a blog post, Tisch says he’ll remain involved in the start-up school, modeled on the Y Combinator model. But Tisch doesn’t say who will replace him as managing director.


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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