Kara Swisher

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Me on Murdoch Bid–In Living Color in Hollywood

In the interests of full disclosure, since I have done a post here and here on the issues surrounding the digital aspects of the $5 billion offer by Rupert Murdoch for Dow Jones, the owner of The Wall Street Journal and also this site, here is an interview I did a couple of weeks ago at the AlwaysOn OnHollywood for Andy Plesser of Beet.TV on the subject (and also on online video and this site too).

It is obviously my personal opinion and not that of Dow Jones, but I think I was pretty fair and balanced. Especially given the glamorous Hollywood Boulevard backdrop.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work