Liz Gannes

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Kickstarter CEO Passes Job to Co-Founder

Kickstarter co-founder Perry Chen is stepping down from his role as CEO and up to the post of chairman of the online crowdfunding company on Jan. 1, he blogged today, saying that the move will give him more time for creative projects. The new CEO will be co-founder Yancey Strickler, who previously worked on customer service, community and communications. The third Kickstarter co-founder, Charles Adler, is leaving his day-to-day role. The company published new stats yesterday, among them that it has had five million people back projects.


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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