Liz Gannes

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West Virginia May Ban Google Glass-ing While Driving

West Virginia legislators proposed a bill on Friday aimed at Google Glass that would ban using a wearable computer with a head-mounted display while driving a car. What’s ironic is Google is building the device to try to distract people less than smartphones already do. But that still may be too much for lawmakers. Either way it’s a smart stunt to get out ahead of upcoming outcry, just like the Seattle bar that preemptively banned Glass.


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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