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Pierre Omidyar

Pierre Omidyar joins PandoDaily-First Look scrum over Ukraine

Last Friday, news site PandoDaily alleged a conflict of interest at First Look Media, the general-interest news site bankrolled by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and starring Glenn Greenwald. Donations by the Omidyar Network to pro-democracy groups also supported by the United States ...

Glenn Greenwald, PandoDaily tussle over Ukraine, editorial independence

— Paul Carr (@paulcarr) February 28, 2014 This story, it turned out, involved First Look Media, the much-discussed new-media project headlined by former Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald and bankrolled by eBay founder and billionaire Pierre Omidyar. And given recent events involving ...

What is eBay's Omidyar Doing on Delhi's MedTech Row?

Pierre Omidyar is best known as the founder of the online auction company e-Bay, which he grew from an “odd little Web site” to one of Web commerce’s biggest and longest-lasting success stories. But his philanthropic investment firm, called Omidyar Network – which invests money in ...

First Look publishes new editorial independence statement after Pando reveals Omidyar White House ti...

Our founder, Pierre Omidyar, serves as CEO and publisher of First Look. He brings a wealth of experience to the organization as an entrepreneur and technologist, and he is deeply engaged in setting up the company and working to ensure its future. Pierre has no involvement in the ...

Keeping Secrets: Pierre Omidyar, Glenn Greenwald and the privatization of Snowden’s leaks

Pierre Omidyar is personally hiring the journalists for his new project, starting with Greenwald himself. He is the venture’s sole backer. But, you know what? All of that would still be OK if Greenwald would make a simple, unequivocal, public pledge: to cover any bad behavior by ...

How Technology Can Save The News

Further fueling the ongoing debate over the future of the news media and independent journalism, eBay founder and billionaire Pierre Omidyar last month committed $250 million to a news site co-founded by journalist and author Glenn Greenwald. Omidyar’s investment followed the ...

Pierre Omidyar: from eBay to crusading journalism? the Observer profile

Pierre Omidyar is to invest $250m in a news service. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images By the time Pierre Omidyar was 31, he was, in his own words, not just regular rich but "ridiculous rich". With enough money to make an impact in pretty much any sphere he chooses, the eBay ...

Pierre Omidyar, Glenn Greenwald To Support Independent Journalists With New Venture

Pierre Omidyar, chairman and founder of eBay Inc., speaks during a television interview in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010. The Omidyar Network, established in 2004 by Omidyar, announced today it will dedicate $55 million to fund technology investments around the world ...

Spooked by NSA, eBay founder plans hard-hitting news site

Billionaire Pierre Omidyar is worried that the free press won't be so free after mass surveillance and aggressive policies toward whistle-blowers get through with it. He's decided to take action. Alarmed at the potential threat to a free press posed by aggressive attitudes toward leakers ...

EBay founder a philanthropic powerhouse – USATODAY.com

WASHINGTON – Somewhere between his treatise on government transparency and soliloquy on human rights, Pierre Omidyar paused. EBay's billionaire founder and proponent of good works was addressing a roomful of White House Fellows in a closed-door question-and-answer session last month...

First Look Media Rethinking Newsroom Structure Ahead Of Launch

| Michael Loccisano via Getty Images Eric Bates, Glenn Greenwald, Pierre Omidyar, Eric Bates First Look Media, First Look Media, Glenn Greenwald First Look Media, Pierre Omidyar First Look Media, Calderone: The Backstory, Media News NEW YORK -- After a couple months on the job, Eric ...

Pierre Omidyar Calls 'First Look Media' A 'New Kind Of Newsroom'

Pierre Omidyar, the eBay founder who is spearheading a new media outlet called "First Look Media" along with Glenn Greenwald and others, released a video on Monday with several new details about how the new venture will operate. Omidyar, who invested an initial $50 million into ...

Omidyar and Greenwald's First Digital Magazine to Launch in 'Coming Weeks'

First Look Media — the newly formed media venture from eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and Glenn Greenwald — is beginning to take shape, with the first of a series of digital magazine to be launched in "coming weeks," according to Omidyar. The company announced in a video Monday that ...

Why Pierre Omidyar and Jeff Bezos' Media Purchases Are Great News For Journalism

Pierre Omidyar, chairman and founder of eBay Inc., speaks during a television interview in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010. The Omidyar Network, established in 2004 by Omidyar, announced today it will dedicate $55 million to fund technology investments around the world ...

What Glenn Greenwald Could Gain From New Media Venture : NPR

Glenn Greenwald, who first reported the disclosures of U.S. surveillance programs, is now leaving The Guardian to work with eBay founder Pierre Omidyar on a new journalism venture. Glenn Greenwald, who first reported the disclosures of U.S. surveillance programs, is now leaving The ...

BBC News Snowden reporter to join eBay's Omidyar in new project

The Guardian journalist who broke the Snowden leaks story is to join a new media project being set up by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. Glenn Greenwald confirmed he was leaving the UK newspaper for the mass media outlet being planned by the French-born billionaire. Laura Poitras, the ...

Reporter Glenn Greenwald, eBay Founder Forming New Venture : The Two-Way : NPR

Reporter Glenn Greenwald, who became famous reporting on NSA contractor Edward Snowden's disclosure of NSA's government surveillance programs, is leaving the Guardian to form a new media company with eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. Glenn Greenwald, the reporter and blogger who broke the ...

Pierre Omidyar Ready To Spend $250 Million On Glenn Greenwald's News Startup

Pierre Omidyar had a chance to do the former but ultimately chose to do the latter. The eBay founder tells NYU professor and blogger Jay Rosen that he was approached early this year and offered the opportunity to buy the Washington Post. He chose not to, leaving that to his fellow ...

Exclusive: Greenwald exits Guardian for new Omidyar media venture

WASHINGTON | Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:06pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Glenn Greenwald, who has made headlines around the world with his reporting on U.S. electronic surveillance programs, is leaving the Guardian newspaper to join a new media venture funded by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar...

Tim Berners-Lee’s Open Data Institute Gets Its First Outside Investment, $750K From The Omidyar Netw...

The Omidyar Network, the investment firm co-founded by eBay’s Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam, is putting $750,000 towards early funding of open data startups. The money comes on top of the £10 million ($16 million) that the UK government has already committed over the next five years ...

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