Lauren Goode

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Oops! New Slingboxes Show Up on Best Buy Shelves Ahead of Launch Date.

Two new Slingboxes — the 350 and the 500 — have appeared at a Best Buy in Virginia, about two weeks ahead of the products’ official launch. The devices, which a Sling Media representative said are still receiving firmware and software updates and are currently unusable, were first spotted by digital media Web site Zatz Not Funny. There were no prices listed for the new boxes, which will be the first new Slingbox hardware since the Slingbox Pro HD came to market in 2008.


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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