Liz Gannes

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Peer-to-Peer Zaarly Turns Focus From Buyers to Sellers

Zaarly, the hodgepodge marketplace for goods and services, will now vet, market and guarantee the work of some of the handymen, gardeners, chefs and yoga instructors who make up its sellers. Rather than waiting for potential buyers to dream up what they want and name a price, the new Zaarly Storefronts help service providers create nice-looking personal profiles and priced postings for all the services they provide. This starts today in the San Francisco Bay Area.


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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