John Paczkowski

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Web 2.0 Summit: Revolution Money's Ted Leonsis and Jason Hogg

Now that Ted Leonsis, vice chairman of AOL and president of its “fast-growing” Audience business, has retired from his active management role, he’s got plenty of time to shill for his “Web 2.0 payment platform,” Revolution Money. It’s “PayPal meets MasterCard without the high fees,” says Leonsis, who claims Revolution will completely overhaul the online payments industry with its PIN-protected anonymous credit card and payments platform for social and instant-messaging networks.

But I suspect it’s going to take quite a bit more than that to unseat institutions like Visa and MasterCard, even with merchant fees of just 0.5%.


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