Liz Gannes

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Trained Monkeys Fix YouTube Outage

YouTube had an outage on Monday, and its jokey error message (“A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation”) had some users wondering if it had been hacked. A spokesperson for the video site said, “Some people encountered errors, or a slower than normal experience on YouTube today. We worked quickly to address the issue and fixed the problem. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this caused.”


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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