Kara Swisher

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Why Web TV Is the Future, Part 5,376,364

See this umpteenth example of why the Internet creates the perfect medium for the quick broadcast of breaking news. In this video of the burning of a major highway overpass right at the foot of the Bay Bridge near San Francisco this weekend, you might not like all the omigod blabbing in the background. But it’s about what most people would be saying and just what the audience wants to see. Sure it was on television too, but its immediacy here is compelling.


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”