Apr 5, 2017

eBay founder pledges $100 million for global journalism

eBay founder Pierre Omidyar's philanthropic foundation pledged Wednesday to donate $100 million over three years to support "independent media and investigative journalism" worldwide, while tackling "misinformation and hate speech." Among the first to benefit from the Omidyar Network initiative will be the International Consortium of ...

Daniel Craig's favorite Bond car is a Toyota

Mar 20, 2016

Daniel Craig's favorite Bond car is a Toyota

Daniel Craig's favorite Bond car isn't an Aston Martin. It's a Toyota. Craig famously said he loved the Toyota 2000GT Sean Connery drove in "You Only Live Twice" for its long Coke-bottle shape and the fresh drop-top aesthetic. Investors love it for its reliability and ...

Rare copy of Superman comic book fetches $3.2 million

/ Aug 26, 2014

Rare copy of Superman comic book fetches $3.2 million

A rare, nearly flawless copy of Superman's comic-book debut has sold for a super-powered price: $3.2 million. New York comics dealers Stephen Fishler and Vincent Zurzolo said Monday they submitted Sunday's record-setting bid in the eBay auction for Action Comics No. 1, the 1938 book ...

Oct 20, 2013

'People are basically good,' says philanthropist

Born: Pierre Omidyar was born in 1967 in Paris to Iranian immigrants. He moved to Washington at the age of 6 and graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor's degree in computer science in 1988. Omidyar worked for Claris, an Apple subsidiary, before setting up ...

The face of journalism's savior?

Oct 20, 2013

The face of journalism's savior?

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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 billionaire last week made a splash in an ...