Peter Kafka

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DailyMotion, the YouTube of France, Gets a New U.S. Boss

France’s DailyMotion has a new head for its U.S. operations: Roland Hamilton, who has been running sales in this country since 2009. The company says his predecessor, Joy Marcus, will be “joining the venture capital community.” Earlier this year French telco Orange bought half of the video company.


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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