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SkillPages Launches Mobile App for Finding Odd Jobs

Dublin-based SkillPages, a start-up for short-term jobs, plans to launch its first mobile app today. The site connects users who have various skills — ranging from accounting to photography — with the instances where those skills are in demand. SkillPages’ network is currently much denser in the U.K. than it is in the U.S., but the new iPhone app is aimed at making local connections easier, as this promotional screenshot shows.


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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