Kara Swisher

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Facebook Ad Guy Deja Vu

Since I will be posting a piece later today about Yahoo’s new ad guy, here is a link–for those who did not see it–about my recent visit to Facebook, including a long interview with Mike Murphy, Facebook’s ad guy. The video is also posted below again.

Murphy, in fact, came from Yahoo, where he was a longtime and high-ranking sales exec. He hopes to jump-start the Facebook business and prove that social networking can be just as lucrative an advertising market as it has been and continues to be–despite the recent spate of difficulties–for Yahoo.

Here’s the video of Murphy talking about it:


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus