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Hearst Digital Exec Chuck Cordray Leaves to Run Online Bill Payment Company

Chuck Cordray, who ran digital for Hearst’s magazine group for the last five years, is leaving to run Volly, a new online bill payment/management company owned by Pitney Bowes. This may sound familiar to some of you: Last month George Kliavkoff left his digital post at Hearst to run Manilla, a new online bill payment/management company–owned by Hearst. The publisher says it is “in the process” to replace Cordray and that it has “a strong foundation that will speed our next phase of digital expansion.”


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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