Peter Kafka

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Jim Wiatt, AOL's Hollywood Connection, Leaves Board, Becomes "Strategic Director"

Odd one: AOL (AOL) board member Jim Wiatt is stepping down from that role, but will get a new one as a “strategic advisor,” the company announced. AOL says Wiatt, the former head of the William Morris agency, will report directly to CEO Tim Armstrong, “helping to expand AOL’s development of content, partnerships and relationships across the entertainment and media world.” If this sounds familiar, it should: Google’s (GOOG) Eric Schmidt was discussing a similar role for Wiatt in 2009.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus