Liz Gannes

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Pinterest Hires Facebook’s Barry Schnitt to Lead Communications

Pinterest has hired Barry Schnitt as its new head of communications and public policy. Schnitt had been at Facebook for the past four years, and eight more before that at Google. He’ll start at Pinterest next month. (Excuse the inside baseball, but from a press perspective, Pinterest has been nearly impenetrable lately despite its wide usage and impact.)


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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