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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald