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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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