Peter Kafka

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Amazon’s Supply Problem Disappears: Kindle Fire HD Prices Cut By $50 Today

When Amazon launched the 8.9-inch version of its Kindle Fire HD tablet, it predicted supply problems. Maybe those have gone away: Amazon is knocking $50 off the $299 device’s entry price via a one-day sale today. Amazon’s tablet is supposed to compete, feature-wise, with Apple’s iPad mini and Google’s Nexus 10.


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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