Peter Kafka

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DailyCandy Editor Janet Ozzard Out After 8 Months

Anyone want to run DailyCandy? The influential shopping newsletter needs a new editor in chief: Janet Ozzard, the New York Magazine veteran brought in to run the place in March, is out. DailyCandy confirms that Ozzard’s last day was Tuesday, but won’t comment on her departure other than to wish her the best. The newsletter, purchased by Comcast for $125 million in 2008, hasn’t named a successor.


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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