Peter Kafka

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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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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