Peter Kafka

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Next New Networks' New Boss Is Its Old Chairman

Next New Networks, the New York-based Web video aggregrator/creator/distributor, has a new boss. CEO Lance Podell is stepping down, citing “personal reasons,” but will stay on as chairman. Co-founder and current chairman Fred Seibert takes Podell’s place. Quick summary from Seibert: Things are going great! He predicts the site, which has raised some $26 million and generated 1.5 billion views in three years, will reach break-even within “several months.” The company did, however, make the same prediction in 2009.


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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