Kara Swisher

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Mayer Lures Google Deals Lawyer to Yahoo

According to several sources, Yahoo has hired Google senior corporate counsel James Loftus to work on deals for the Silicon Valley Internet giant. Loftus has been at the search giant since 2009 as an M&A attorney, and worked on the acquisition of Zagat, an acquisition that was spearheaded by former Google exec Marissa Mayer, who is now Yahoo CEO. Loftus will report to Jackie Reses, who runs HR, as well as corporate and business development.


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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