Kara Swisher

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Merry Christmas From AllThingsD and the Gift of a YouTube Yule Log

One of my favorite memories of Christmas as a kid was watching the annual Yule log broadcast on TV, as I was sitting next to a real fireplace. I will readily admit that this holiday story is warped.

Moving on! In the digital world of today, you can enjoy the tradition via the Internet.

So, here’s an hour of a crackling fire on Google’s YuleTube, oops, YouLog, oops, YouTube:


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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