Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: Dollar Shave Club’s Razor-Sharp Wit

I am still dubious on this particular online commerce concept, although this is perhaps one of the funnier commercials for a new start-up called Dollar Shave Club.

It has garnered a lot of attention (and some high-profile funding) so far, mostly for the clever CEO Michael Dubin hawking the service’s simple razor offer in the tone of the recently successful Old Spice ads.

Enjoy:


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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