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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Will Leave Microsoft Board

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, who has been on Microsoft’s board of directors since 2007, says he’ll step down in November. Microsoft says it will nominate a replacement for Hastings, who was the board’s “lead independent director” at its annual meeting. Last year, Hastings joined Facebook’s board.


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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