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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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