Lauren Goode

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No Place Like Home? AOL Acquires Tech Blog Gdgt.

Gadget-review site Gdgt — pronounced “gadget” — said this morning that it had been acquired by AOL for an undisclosed amount. The move is a homecoming of sorts for a group of writers from Engadget, also owned by AOL, that had left the company to form Gdgt. The rumored acquisition was previously reported by TechCrunch, which is also owned by AOL. (This site, AllThingsD, is not owned by AOL.)


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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