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Uganda’s education minister just announced that the government is closing a controversial chain of for-profit nursery and primary schools because, she said, national standards were being ignored and the “life and safety” of some 12,000 children were endangered because of poor hygiene and… 1,157 more words


Andy Carvin Talks About First Look Media Shutting Down His Social News Wire

Financial pressure is causing all kinds of upheaval in the media industry, both at traditional outlets and digital-first entities. First Look Media was supposed to be different, in the sense that it is funded by billionaire eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. 1,074 more words


Pierre Omidyar: the EBay story and the business angel afterwards

EBay, the world largest open market place is something that now people take for granted. It is so common and easy to buy and sell things through this website that virtually everybody has done at least one transaction in their lives through EBay. 774 more words


Pierre Omidyar involved in effort to help Gawker in its appeal

Well, this story keeps getting more and more interesting.

According to a newly published account in the New York Post, Pierre Omidyar, the billionaire founder of eBay, is involved in an effort to help Gawker Media in its appeal of a $140 million judgement that was awarded to Hulk Hogan following Gawker’s release of a sex tape involving the former wrestler. 485 more words


Gawker, Targeted for Destruction by a Billionaire, Puts Itself Up for Sale

Gawker Media, the New York-based blog network founded by Nick Denton, has already had to seek outside funding from a Russian investment fund as a result of a $140 million judgement recently won by former wrestler Hulk Hogan. 901 more words


If you’re passionate about something and you work hard, then I think you will be successful.

Pierre Omidyar, Ebay Founder & Chairman


The Intercept, Two Years On

Adversarial muckrakers + civic-minded billionaire = a whole new world

That was the sub-headline on a Columbia Journalism Review article on October 17, 2013. It perfectly summed up the excitement many of us felt about the…

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