Peter Kafka

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Facebook Video Ads Could Arrive by Summer, Analyst Predicts

Facebook’s move into video advertising could come by midsummer, says Hillside Partners’ Rory Maher, adding to a chorus of similar projections. In a new note, he writes that “Facebook is likely beta testing a video ad product where advertisers could distribute video posts”, and predicts it will arrive this year, “possibly in late 1H13.”


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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