Kara Swisher

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Full Coverage: Carol Bartz Named New Yahoo CEO

Yahoo’s board has approved Carol Bartz for the company’s top job and Bartz has accepted. What happens next? Yahoo’s CEO post has been the subject of speculation of one kind or another for most of the past year, and BoomTown’s had the right story earlier–and more often–than anywhere else. Tune in here for the latest developments in the ongoing story.


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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