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Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Washington Post Buys Slate
The Washington Post is buying Slate from Microsoft in a deal said to be in the millions of dollars. From the Post's article on the sale:
Jeff Jarvis, who writes a blog called BuzzMachine.com and is president of Advance Publications' Internet arm, called the sale "a smart move" because "The Washington Post has been in many ways clever and smart about online. It will support Slate in a good environment that understands media in a way that Microsoft, God bless them, which tried many times, didn't." Had the sale fallen through, Jarvis said, Microsoft "wouldn't necessarily have been a happy home" for Slate once "they already tried to give you up for adoption and failed."
:: posted by Donald Melanson, 12:05 PM Comments (0)
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