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Facebook’s Latest Talent Grab: Carsabi’s Co-Founders

Another quick talent deal for your Monday: As announced in a blog post, Facebook has picked up engineers Christopher Berner and Dwight Crow, YCombinator alumni and co-founders of auto-indexing Web site Carsabi. No acquisition, meaning the two are still looking to offload the site to any potential buyers. Carsabi, as Berner described it, is essentially a Kayak for cars. Terms of the deal, of course, were not disclosed.


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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