Liz Gannes

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ShareThis Replaces CEO for Ad Platform Push

ShareThis, creator of buttons for publishers (including this site) to facilitate sharing their Web content on social networks, has hired Kurt Abrahamson, former AdSense executive at Google and CEO of SocialMedia.com, to be its new CEO as it pushes forward its efforts to become an ad platform. Abrahamson replaces ShareThis founder Tim Schigel, who will stay on as chairman of the board.


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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