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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 inĀ 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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American Media

Open Letter to Glenn Greenwald: Greenwald & the Ghostly-Chilling Effects

This is the very important supplement to the Charlie Hebdo series I ran recently.

Let’s not have a double standard. Let’s hold the independent media accountable too. 2,271 more words

Critique & Commentary

The Intercept Issues Retraction and Corrections After Uncovering Reporter Fabrication

The Intercept has retracted one story and issued corrections to four others after finding that Juan Thompson, who was a staff reporter at the Pierre Omidyar-funded site until last month, had fabricated quotes and sources, and deceived his editors. 249 more words

Pierre Omidyar

For troubled teens, help is just a text away

For many teens in the millennial era, making a phone call is a foreign concept. Messaging and texting using a mobile phone is their primary way of communicating with friends and family. 424 more words