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Yahoo Edges in on Olympics Coverage With Second-Screen Campaign

Fresh on the heels of Facebook’s disclosed partnership with NBC to cover the Olympic Games, Yahoo announced Wednesday it will offer connected TV and second-screen experiences to complement NBC’s Olympics coverage. Much like Facebook’s pitch, Yahoo’s plan is to push consumers to use Yahoo’s connected apps — like its social Hub for tablets and phones, as well as the Yahoo TV app — while watching the Games on live TV.


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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