Liz Gannes

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U.S. Mayors Back Sharing Economy

Good news for the Airbnbs and Lyfts of the world. The mayors of San Francisco, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles are co-sponsoring a resolution at the U.S. Conference of Mayors today to support the sharing economy. Citing the economic and community benefits of “enabling affordable access as an alternative to ownership,” the mayors say they want to review regulations and measure impacts. How much does this matter? We’ll see.


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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