Arik Hesseldahl

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Yahoo Names AOL Exec as New Policy Head

Yahoo has named Tekedra Mawakana as the new director of its global public policy and strategy team. She’ll be working global governmental affairs and will head up policy initiatives with industry and government agencies. Mawakana had worked at AOL since 2001 as senior VP of public policy and deputy general counsel.


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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