Peter Kafka

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Google’s Marissa Mayer Headed to Walmart Board

Google’s Marissa Mayer is about to get a board seat with the world’s biggest retailer. Mayer, Google’s vice president of local and maps, has been nominated to join Walmart’s board of directors. Assuming her nomination goes through, it will be her first board seat at a major corporation. Walmart already has a Silicon Valley power player on its board — Accel’s Jim Breyer has been there since 2001.


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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