Liz Gannes

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Google Brings Field Trip Local Exploration App to iOS

Field Trip, the location-based local info and trivia app from Google’s experimental Niantic Labs division, crossed over to iOS today. The app isn’t a blockbuster hit — it has been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times in the past 30 days – but the Android version got a good review from our Bonnie Cha.


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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