Peter Kafka

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No Shotgun Wedding for Salon, Newser

AOL and Huffington Post makes sense. What about Salon and Newser? We won’t have to contemplate that one, says Dealbook, reporting that “talks broke down over price” a few weeks ago. Salon has been on the block for months–it is sort of always on the block–but its CEO now says it will “move forward with other plans, including continuing to invest in the business.”


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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