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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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