Kara Swisher

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Now We Know Why MediaMemo's Kafka Looks So Familiar

Big kisses to the boys–and they are mostly boys–over at Endgadget, who helped BoomTown, via the magic of Photoshop, finally come up with the right nickname for All Things Digital blogger-reporter Peter Kafka.

Super Mario, of course, a moniker that somehow seems perfect for the fast-moving, quick-talking and speed-scooping MediaMemo writer.

Here’s the lovely picture they ginned up–in honor of a deal struck with Nintendo Wii–from the ATD event in Las Vegas last week at the Consumer Electronics Show, where Peter interviewed Netflix (NFLX) CEO Reed Hastings.

Oddly, the Super Mario videogame head on his body works unusually well:

mario-netflix-rm-eng

And here is the video of Peter’s actual interview with Hastings in its entirety:


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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