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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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