Peter Kafka

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Google Shuts Down Microsoft YouTube App, Again

A Microsoft-built YouTube app for Windows phones, shut down by Google in May and reintroduced by Microsoft this week, has been shut down by Google again. A YouTube spokesperson said, “Microsoft has not made the browser upgrades necessary to enable a fully-featured YouTube experience, and has instead re-released a YouTube app that violates our Terms of Service.”


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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