Arik Hesseldahl

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Axcient Adds CFO From ShoreTel and Two VPs From WebEx

Axcient, a start-up that specializes in a hybrid data backup that keeps corporate systems running, said it has named John Finegan, the former CFO of ShoreTel and Cornerstone, as its new CFO. It also named Jeff Teddleton, a former exec with Cisco Systems unit WebEx, as its VP of Operations, and Pam Lyra, another WebEx veteran, as its VP of Customer Satisfaction.


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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