Kara Swisher

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Freed Moves From COO to Strategic Adviser at Etsy

According to an internal announcement today, Etsy COO Adam Freed will be shifting his job at the online marketplace for vintage and handmade goods to become a strategic adviser to CEO Chad Dickerson. The move for the former Google exec is personal, said sources — Freed recently had twins and has wanted to spend more time with his family. He’ll work part-time now on strategic initiatives at the New York-based Etsy.


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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