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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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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