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AllThingsD in the Media: Microsoft’s Next CEO (Maybe) and a New Video Chat App

turning off tv shutterstockAnother busy week of tech news — and when was the last time it wasn’t a busy week? — meant AllThingsD’s personnel was equally busy in the media.

Early in the week, on Sept. 30, Kara Swisher was on CNBC to talk about the still-unfolding story about the possibility that Alan Mullaly, the current CEO of automaker Ford, may be in line to replace Steve Ballmer as the next CEO of software giant Microsoft. Swisher was first to report the news that Mullaly is being considered for the job.

Also, Walt Mossberg was on The Wall Street Journal’s Digits to talk about the new video chat app Spin.


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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