Liz Gannes

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Google Maps for iPhone Had 10 Million Downloads in 48 Hours

The much-anticipated Google Maps for iPhone instantly topped the app download charts. Now we have some hard numbers: The app was downloaded more than 10 million times in less than 48 hours, according to Jeff Huber, Google’s head of commerce and local. (And I will now deposit a buck in the jar for being a hypocrite.)


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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