Kara Swisher

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Yahoo Search Exec Chang Lands at Mobile Ad Start-Up

Longtime Yahoo search veteran Chi-Chao Chang, who left the Internet giant recently, has landed at xAD, a San Francisco-based mobile local search advertising network. He’ll be its president of product and technology and said, in an interview, he made the move to focus on an emerging digital arena. Chang, a key exec in Yahoo’s troubled search alliance with Microsoft, was VP and GM of the global search business at Yahoo and had been at the company since 1999.


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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