John Paczkowski

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Talkin' Schmidt Ain't Sayin' Nothin'

djjazzyschmidt.jpgLooks like Google has updated its arrogance algorithm again. After dismissing Viacom’s $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit over video clips on YouTube as a “mistake” at our D5 conference in May, Google CEO Eric Schmidt has taken another shot at the media conglomerate and its CEO Philippe “Dough Man” Dauman. Chatting with reporters at a hotel bar at the 25th annual Allen & Co. moguls meeting early this morning, Schmidt slagged Viacom as compulsively litigious. “Viacom is a company built from lawsuits, look at their history,” he said. “Look who they hired as CEO: Philippe Dauman, who was the general counsel for Viacom for 20 years.”

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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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