Arik Hesseldahl

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Two More Proxy Firms Back the $24.4 Billion Dell Buyout Plan

And if you haven’t had enough news on the Dell buyout front, there’s this: Proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis has weighed in on the $24.4 billion leveraged buyout proposed by Michael Dell and private equity firm Silver Lake. According to a news release from Dell, the firm recommended that shareholders vote for the proposal, echoing the view of Institutional Shareholder Services, which did the same this morning. A third firm, Egan Jones, backed it today as well.


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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