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Comcast Hires Lehman as NBCUniversal’s New Digital Boss

Comcast’s NBCUniversal hasn’t had a digital boss yet, but the young company does now: Nick Lehman, a longtime veteran of Viacom’s MTV Web operations. Lehman has spent the last year at niche TV network Plum TV, where he has been CEO since November. At NBCUniversal, he’ll oversee all of the site’s Web-only operations, like iVillage and Fandango, and he will also keep an eye on sites for networks like Bravo and Telemundo. He reports to NBCUniversal exec Lauren Zalaznick.


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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