Peter Kafka

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YouTube Nabs Next New Networks

YouTube has finalized its acquisition of Next New Networks, announcing a deal that’s been in motion since late last year. No word on price for the New York-based site, but industry sources I talk to have been describing the deal as an “acq-hire,” and YouTube’s announcement of the deal seems to suggest the same by referring to “the addition of the Next New Networks team.” Google’s video site says 17 full-time Next New employees will join YouTube; Next New Networks’ site now directs visitors to YouTube.


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There’s a lot of attention and PR around Marissa, but their product lineup just kind of blows.

— Om Malik on Bloomberg TV, talking about Yahoo, the September issue of Vogue Magazine, and our overdependence on Google