Peter Kafka

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Netflix Streams First Hour of “House of Cards” for Free

Here’s one of the gambits Netflix is using to promote “House of Cards,” its first big venture into original programming: The video service has put up the first hour of the Kevin Spacey miniseries for free. If you want to watch the other 12 episodes, you’ll need to sign up.


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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