Peter Kafka

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Huffington Post Tech Boss Paul Berry Hands Over Duties to Google Vet

Paul Berry, the chief technology officer for AOL’s Huffington Post Media Group unit, is handing over day-to-day operations to Tim Dierks, the former Google engineer who joined the company in September. HuffPo PR tells Forbes that Berry will “be thinking directionally about what we should be doing”; prior to the move, Berry was seen as one of HuffPo’s chief assets.


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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