Liz Gannes

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Free Call Service Fring Bought by Genband

Fring, a seven-year-old Skype alternative, has been bought for a reported $50 million by Genband, with plans to help carriers and MSOs compete with cheap and free Internet app providers. Fring had raised more than $30 million, and its development will remain in Israel.


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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