Jason Del Rey

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Groupon Acquires European HotelTonight Competitor Blink

Groupon announced today that it has acquired last-minute hotel-booking app Blink, which is based in Spain and focused on the European market, for an undisclosed amount. The move comes a few days after HotelTonight, the San Francisco-based company that offers a similar service — focused mostly thus far on the U.S. — raised a giant $45 million investment round.


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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