Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: Me Blabbing About the Latest Yahoo CEO (So What Else Is New?)

Yesterday, after much scoopage and hubbub over the new Yahoo CEO, Scott Thompson, I donned my shades and headed over to WSJ.com’s “Digits” tech show to chitchat about it.

Yet another new Yahoo CEO to stalk is like back-to-school time for me — a combo of hope, newly sharpened pencils and clean erasers.

It’s a new day, and yet the same, as you can see from the Yahoo CEO chart above, from The Journal.

Here’s the video — I am a few minutes in:


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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