Arik Hesseldahl

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Yammer’s New Sales VP Comes From Salesforce.com

Social enterprise software player Yammer named David Obrand as its vice president for global sales. What makes it all the more interesting is where Obrand last worked: Salesforce.com, the company behind Yammer’s main market rival, Chatter. Obrand had been vice president of vertical sales at Salesforce, and spent 10 years there.


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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