Kara Swisher

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HuffPost PR Guy Escapes HuffPost for New Gig Repping … the HuffPost

Huffington Post communications head Mario Ruiz has certainly had one of the busiest jobs in online media over the last five years, as the news blog has grown into a global content powerhouse. Now he’s starting his own agency and his first big get is … the Huffington Post. Ruiz has been tireless in repping the AOL-owned site and its eponymous creator Arianna Huffington — and that is apparently not going to stop, even with a lovely new logo.

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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