Kara Swisher

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Yahoo Tech Ticker: Does Zuckerberg Need Help?

In the second of three discussions with Yahoo Finance’s Tech Ticker’s Sarah Lacy (the first was on politics in Silicon Valley), we talk about the management issues at Facebook.

BoomTown broke the news recently about the departure of longtime top exec Owen Van Natta at the hot social-networking site. I also reported on the start-up’s search for a No. 2 exec to back up Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and made some suggestions about possible candidates for the job.

Here’s my talk with Lacy about Facebook management changes:


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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