Peter Kafka

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New York Times Lands BBC Boss for CEO

The New York Times has hired Mark Thompson, the outgoing head of the British Broadcasting Corporation, as its new CEO. The Guardian first reported that Thompson was a likely candidate for the spot, which has been open since Janet Robinson departed last December.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus