Kara Swisher

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Yahoo M&A/HR Head (And No-Telecommuting Hammer) Reses Gets New Title

While some — well, I do — like to refer to her as the “Yahoo exec who wrote that doozy of an anti-telecommuting memo,” Jackie Reses, Yahoo’s EVP of people and development, now has the title of Chief Development Officer. While BusinessWeek reported that this lofty new moniker means she also gets “partner and culture development” in her portfolio, Reses is essentially doing the same job in terms of HR and M&A — mostly in the mobile arena — at the Silicon Valley Internet company.


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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