Kara Swisher

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Bartz — As Expected — Off Yahoo Board With a Pile of Goodbye Cash

Ousted CEO Carol Bartz has also left her seat on Yahoo’s board, the company said: “On September 9, 2011, Carol Bartz resigned from the Board of Directors of Yahoo! Inc. effective immediately.” Now, despite a nondisparagement clause and disparaging statements about the board — including calling them “doofuses” — she is in line to get more than $10 million in severance payments.


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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