Peter Kafka

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Ustream Turns the Cameras on Podcasting Star Adam Carolla

Lots of people listen to Adam Carolla for free over the Internet. And in a couple weeks, they can start paying to see him: The podcasting star will start selling access to a live video stream of his show via Ustream. He’ll charge $9.99 a month or $49.99 a year. Carolla, who used to make a lot of money as a TV and radio personality, is still trying to figure out how to turn Internet popularity into real dollars; this revenue stream will complement ones he’s got coming in from podcast sponsorships, live shows and a best-selling book.


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”