Peter Kafka

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AT&T Walks Away From Its Yellow Pages

AT&T has sold off a majority stake in its Yellow Pages business unit for about $1 billion. Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management will pay the telco $750 million cash and take on $200 million in debt in exchange for 53 percent of the directory business, which generated $3.3 billion in revenue last year.


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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