Liz Gannes

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Apple Stores Are Great and All, but Do They Have Giant Slo-Mo Snow Globes?

Google is setting up six pop-up shops for the holidays — though word seems to have gotten out prematurely, as its Winter Wonderlab site keeps going down. The stores seem to be set in suburban shopping areas, rather than floating on fanciful barges.

For the moment, a video about the Wonderlab’s giant snow globes — where guests will apparently be invited to come jump around while being filmed in slo-mo, with 3-D CGI snowflakes added on top — is what we’ve got:

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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