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On journalism and why you should pay for it, if you haven’t already seen it, here’s a great explainer from John Oliver.
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Organisations, like people, are generally risk averse. Both tend to plan their moves in a manner that doesn’t risk their survival. Except, every now and then, each throws caution to the wind.
For Times Internet, that was the period between 2014 and 2015. It made 5 acquisitions and 14 venture investments, spending millions of dollars in the process.
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