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Amazon Testing More TV Shows on the Web

Amazon says it will let Web surfers preview and vote on five more kids’ TV shows before it decides which ones to produce via its Amazon Studios unit. The move is a repeat from last spring, when Amazon let the public look at 14 different comedies and kids’ shows before picking five to turn into series.


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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