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Viral Video: In Which I Am Impressed by the Jazz Hands of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

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Here’s part of an interview I did last week with longtime entrepreneur (and gadfly) Jason Calacanis, live in San Francisco for his “This Week in Startups” online video show. It covered a range of topics, including about my career, the future of journalism and also some choice bits about various Internet companies and their leaders.

I’ve posted the entire hour of interview below, but you might prefer the first clip, in which Calacanis and I talk about a concept I have about CEO “jazz hands,” after he asked me about the performance of Yahoo’s star exec Marissa Mayer.

Enjoy — and remember, keep calm and jazz hands will make it all better:


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus