Lauren Goode

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Whitney Houston’s Funeral to Be Livestreamed

Whitney Houston’s funeral — scheduled for Saturday in New Jersey with 1,500 invited guests, including a smattering of celebrities, expected to attend — will be available for real-time viewing on the Web through the Associated Press’s AP Live Web site, CNN reports. The last livestreamed megacelebrity funeral in recent memory was that of Michael Jackson, who died in July 2009. That Web broadcast spiked Web traffic by 19 percent.


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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