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Google’s Hangouts to Go High-Def

File this under “pretty cool”: Google announced Wednesday that it plans to bring high-definition quality to its Hangouts video chat product. The company first plans to introduce HD to its live “On Air” Hangouts, while rolling HD out to the public at large in the coming weeks. Caveat, from Google+ engineering honcho Chee Chew: “HD hangouts require an HD-capable webcam, more bandwidth and more processing power than standard definition.”


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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