Kara Swisher

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Mashup of OK Go and MicroHoo!

BoomTown loves this mashup using the popular YouTube music/dance video of the treadmill dance of OK Go, singing “Here It Goes Again,” which was a viral hit in 2006, but superimposing the heads with the major players in the MicroHoo takeover circus.

That would be, of course, Yahoo’s (YHOO) Jerry Yang, Microsoft’s (MSFT) Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer and corporate raider Carl Icahn.

Here’s the mashup video, with the original OK Go one–which I never get sick of watching–below it:


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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