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Scott Moore's Exit Interview From Yahoo (The Party Version)

As BoomTown reported earlier today in detail, Yahoo will announce its layoffs on Wednesday, as planned, of at least 1,500 employees.

But many staff have also been leaving Yahoo on their own, including one recent high-profile departure–now former Yahoo Media Group SVP Scott Moore.

Moore’s been replaced by former Microsoft exec Jeff Dossett, whose title is now as U.S. audience head.

Moore–who came to Yahoo in 2005, after leading a lot of content efforts at Microsoft (MSFT)–does not have firm plans, although he has been working on a stealth start-up idea.

(With former Yahoo tech exec Qi Lu headed to Microsoft, it was revealed here last week, talk about revolving doors between the two companies!)

While he would not comment on the turmoil at Yahoo, Moore did have a lot to say in an interview I did with him on the night of his Yahoo going-away party in Santa Monica last week.

In it, Moore talks about where online content is going–and also where he is headed (first of all, he is going on a trip to Africa).

(See an earlier video I did with Moore, back in July, about similar topics below.)

Here’s the new video and the older one 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