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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald