Kara Swisher

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Online Ad Star Michael Barrett Joins HookLogic Board

Michael Barrett, former Yahoo revenue chief, has joined the board of HookLogic, a performance marketer to online shoppers. Previous to Yahoo, Barrett was CEO of supply-side ad platform Admeld, which was sold to Google. He was also a top exec at Fox Interactive Media, as well as AOL, GeoCities and Disney Online. Bain Capital Ventures backs New York-based HookLogic, which recently launched the Retail Search Exchange, a cost-per-click bid marketplace that helps product brands with search placement across a network of premium retailers.


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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