Peter Kafka

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New York Times Game Lets You Blow Up the New York Times

Now this is how you promote a long, thinky story on the Web: Tack a free, super easy shoot-’em-up game at the top. The story is a new piece in the New York Times magazine, about the rise of casual games like Angry Birds. The game lets you destroy, Asteroids-style, most of the Web page surrounding it, including the ads. Poynter’s Steve Myers has more.


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There’s a lot of attention and PR around Marissa, but their product lineup just kind of blows.

— Om Malik on Bloomberg TV, talking about Yahoo, the September issue of Vogue Magazine, and our overdependence on Google