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Social TV Tracker Bluefin Labs Lands New CEO

Social TV tracker Bluefin Labs has a new CEO: JP Maheu, a digital ad veteran who has held top jobs at Razorfish, Ogilvy & Mather and Publicis. He replaces co-founder Deb Roy, who remains chairman. Bluefin is one of several start-ups that watch online conversations about TV; it has raised $20 million from investors including SoftBank Capital, Time Warner and Redpoint.


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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