Liz Gannes

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Next Up for Google X, Airborne Wind Turbines: Google Acquires Makani Power

Google has acquired Makani Power, which makes wind turbines that fly like kites, for its Google X unit, Bloomberg Businessweek reported and Makani confirmed. Google had previously invested directly in the company, which said it “completed the first ever autonomous all-modes flight with our Wing 7 prototype last week.”


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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