John Murrell

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Two State AGs Say Google Profits From Videos Promoting Crimes

The attorneys general of Nebraska and Oklahoma are pressing Google to respond to accusations that it is profiting from ads accompanying YouTube videos promoting illegal activities ranging from obtaining controlled substances to forging ID documents. In a letter sent Tuesday, the officials asked for details on the company’s video monetization policies, saying, “We understand that YouTube is an open platform and that not all content can or should be policed. Nevertheless, the fact that Google actively seeks to profit from the posting of these types of videos on YouTube … is very troubling.”


We’re Taking the Day Off to Eat Too Much

November 28, 2013 at 3:00 am PT

Yahoo Snaps Up Image-Discovery Startup LookFlow

October 23, 2013 at 10:43 am PT

GoDaddy Acquires Online Invoicing Firm Ronin

October 02, 2013 at 11:13 am PT

Symantec Nominates Two New Directors

August 28, 2013 at 9:49 am PT

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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