Kara Swisher

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Viral Illo: You Know What's Cool, Groupon? A Trillion Dollars!

Here is a terrific Photoshop from Digi Jeff, riffing off a line from the movie “The Social Network” uttered by Justin Timberlake, playing flamboyant Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur Sean Parker.

In this case, it’s about the blown-up deal to buy social buying site Groupon by Google.

Enjoy:


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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