Kara Swisher

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Exclusive: High-Ranking Yahoo Product Exec Shaughnessy Departs

Bill Shaughnessy, who is Yahoo’s SVP of product management, is leaving the company, according to an internal memo he sent out this morning to staff. The former Microsoft exec came to the Silicon Valley Internet giant in mid-2010, part of the team assembled by Chief Product Officer Blake Irving. It’s not clear why Shaughnessy has left now, but Yahoo is about to undergo a major restructuring under new CEO Scott Thompson.


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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