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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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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