Liz Gannes

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TED Talks Hit One Billion Views

TED today said that its conference videos have been seen more than one billion times. Sure, “Gangnam Style” alone is about to catch up, but the standard TED format is an 18-minute lecture. There are 1,400 free TED videos online, and as of today there are now playlists of favorite talks by Ben Affleck, Bill Gates and Glenn Close.


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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