Kara Swisher

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AOL’s Patch Adds Two Execs in Strategy and Sales

AOL’s local Patch unit has added two new execs to its roster: Leigh Zarelli Lewis, who will join head of strategy and business development; and Jim Lipuma, who will run U.S. sales. Lewis was most recently VP of emerging businesses at Disney, and had also worked at IAC. Lipuma was most recently head of sales at Restaurant.com, and has also worked at Monster.com and R.H. Donnelley.

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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