Liz Gannes

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Former Pandora Exec Jessica Steel Named President of UrbanSitter

Babysitting marketplace UrbanSitter has hired former Pandora executive Jessica Steel as president, and named her to its board. Steel led areas including business and corporate development at Pandora for eight years, before leaving in 2012. UrbanSitter, which is built on top of the Facebook social graph, just added a nanny-finding feature.


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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