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Verizon Wireless Plans $7 Billion Dividend to Parent Companies

Verizon Wireless said on Monday it plans to pay out $7 billion to its two owners — Verizon Communications, which owns 55 percent of the venture, and Vodafone, which owns 45 percent. The move comes amid renewed talk that Verizon Communications might be interested in buying out its joint venture partner.


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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