Kara Swisher

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Former CMO Spillman Departs Yahoo

According to sources close to the situation, former Yahoo marketing head Mollie Spillman will be leaving the company. The move is not unexpected, especially after new CEO Marissa Mayer suddenly replaced her with former Lockerz CEO Kathy Savitt in late August. Mayer has already moved aside several key execs since her arrival in July, and more changes in the top ranks are coming as she preps a new strategic direction for the Silicon Valley Internet giant.


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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