Liz Gannes

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GoFundMe Shells Out About $170,000 for Crowdfunding.com Address

The age of big domain name purchases isn’t over yet — at least not in the world of crowdfunding, where even Donald Trump wants to take the concept mainstream. GoFundMe, which has raised some $75 million through the sort of personal fundraising campaigns that Kickstarter doesn’t allow, has paid approximately $170,000 to buy Crowdfunding.com. It won’t, however, be changing its name.

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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