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StumbleUpon Snags Yahoo Exec for VP of Product Role

StumbleUpon Thursday morning tapped former Yahoo executive Cody Simms to be vice president of product at the social discovery Web site. Simms spent seven years at Yahoo in various product-related roles, and previously held product positions at the New York Times and NBC Internet. The hire comes little more than a month after StumbleUpon co-founder Garrett Camp stepped down from the CEO position, which remains to be filled.


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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