Peter Kafka

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BBC America, Twitter Announce Video Ad Deal

Here’s one of those Twitter + TV + video deals you’ve been hearing about: BBC America has announced plans for the first “in-Tweet branded video synced to entertainment TV series.” Twitter has previously incorporated video with live events like the March Madness basketball tournament.


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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