Kara Swisher

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Crying “Nonsense,” Google Does Not +1 Murdoch Tweets

If you thought the Twitter war started by News Corp.’s majordomo Rupert Murdoch versus Google would be the gift that keeps on giving, you would be right. After the tweet-happy media mogul — who owns this Web site — accused the search giant of being a content “piracy leader,” Google told CNET that Murdoch’s 140-character observations were “nonsense.” More to come (hopefully).


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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