Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: Jai Ho! Employee Flash Mob Dances in Yahoo’s 17th Birthday.

Yahoo celebrated its 17th birthday last Friday and — in spite of some seriously troubling changes going on at the Silicon Valley Internet giant — the fantastic employees got together for a flash mob of dancing.

Set to a number of songs, including the catchy “Jai Ho!” from “Slumdog Millionaire,” a group took over the URL’s Cafe on the main campus in Sunnyvale and let it fly.

(Thanks to Yahoo Chief Product Officer Blake Irving for the tip on the video via Twitter.)


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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