Kara Swisher

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Here Comes Another Bubble!

Sung to the tune of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” this music video by the San Francisco-based Richter Scales is pure genius.

And so, as the song asks, we sure will blog about it (plus it uses our interview with Facebook investor Peter Thiel, also below, at the start).

In fact, it’s an honor to, as these guys get the Web 2.0 mania better than pretty much everyone in Silicon Valley.

And a warning to all: The video was so hysterical, it apparently made Robert Scoble spew Diet Coke through his nose. That’s, of course, not such a funny image.

And here is our original Thiel interview:


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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