Kara Swisher

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Don't You Wish Your Workplace Was Like This?

An impossibly young staff hams it up to a 1998 semi-hit, Harvey Danger’s “Flagpole Sitta,” and it’s pretty infectious. And yet another Web creation I am spending my time with instead of “professional” content.

Tomorrow night, I plan on spending the whole night touring Joost, the much-hyped (and now much-funded with a $45 million infusion yesterday) new online video service from the creators of Kazaa and Skype, which has the pilot of “Starsky and Hutch” in its offerings (Huggy Bear Heaven!). Could it be the perfect meshing of Web and TV? As long is it is not WebTV–we are old enough to recall that washout, thank you very much.

Lip Dub – Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger from amandalynferri on Vimeo


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald