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Wall Street’s Demand for Demand Media Falls Off

After the markets close tomorrow, Demand Media will report its second-quarter earnings.

Wall Street is expecting a solid performance from the Santa Monica, Calif.-based online content maker compared to last year.

The consensus of estimates by analysts is for Demand to lose one cent a share, which is much smaller than the 55 cents a share loss from the same period a year ago. It is also an improvement on a previous loss of five cents a share for this quarter that investors had been predicting.

Nonetheless, the company’s stock hit its all-time low yesterday, after a strong IPO in January. Since the summer, it’s been all downhill, with Demand shares off 50.4 percent since early May.

Since it went public, the stock is off 63.1 percent.


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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