Peter Kafka

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Meredith Hires New Head for

Meredith’s has a new head: Stan Pavlosky, who replaces former CEO Lisa Sharples. Pavlosky comes to Meredith after stints at and Microsoft; Meredith bought Allrecipes from Reader’s Digest for $175 million a year ago.

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus