FORTUNE -- Laurene Powell Jobs, the intensely private widow of Steve Jobs, has teamed up with other Silicon Valley luminaries to back an ambitious new journalism site dubbed Ozy Media.
The brainchild of Carlos Watson, a veteran television journalist and entrepreneur, Ozy hopes to dish out fare that will stand out in a crowded media environment. Ozy, based in Mountain View, will focus on a handful of well-selected stories a day and will cater what Watson calls the "change generation" -- educated, smart, worldly readers who not only tolerate change but embrace it.
Powell, who declined to be interviewed for Fortune's story on the venture, is both an investor and board member of Ozy and may contribute content to the site. Other backers include Larry Sonsini, who heads Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, one of the preeminent Valley law firms; super angel Ron Conway; Chegg.com CEO Dan Rosensweig; and Google's (GOOG) chief legal officer, David Drummond.
Watson, a former MSNBC news anchor who is Ozy's founder and editor in chief, hopes that with quality writing, smart storytelling and arresting design, Ozy will be a premium product with mass appeal. Or as Watson says, the goal is to create a product that people love "in the way Apple fans truly love Apple, or in the way HBO fans have loved HBO."
30 seconds from her 10-minute interview on Friday's Rock Center with Brian Williams
FORTUNE -- In Washington to lobby for immigration reform -- and to screen a new documentary by filmmaker Davis (Waiting for Superman, An Inconvenient Truth) Guggenheim -- Steve Jobs' widow appeared on NBC Friday to talk for the first time since his death about her famous husband and the legacy of his work at Apple (AAPL).
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Meanwhile, the Jobs' family home in Palo Alto is undergoing major renovations
FORTUNE -- Laurene Powell Jobs has been busy.
According to Thurday's New York Post, the richest woman in Silicon Valley (estimate wealth: $9 billion) purchased a house within the last few days in the vicinity of Sun Valley, Idaho, where an A-list of media moguls -- including Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook -- and a B-list of New York Post MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 13, 2012 8:18 AM ET
It's not there anymore, but there's no building going on, and the property is not for sale
Remember the Jackling House, the 14-bedroom Roaring Twenties-era folly that Apple's (AAPL) Steve Jobs bought, hated, and planned -- despite the objections of preservationists -- to replace with a modern home more to his exacting standards?
Well, it got torn down in February 2011, while Jobs was dying and had more important things to do MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 12, 2012 7:41 AM ET
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