Peter Kafka

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YouTube Executive Heads to Digital Distributor OverDrive

Lee Milstein, who had been heading up YouTube’s efforts to link up with news organizations, has left to become chief strategy officer at OverDrive, a company that distributes digital books to libraries. Cleveland-based OverDrive, which handles the Kindle Lending Library program for Amazon, plans to expand into other digital media. Prior to his 18-month stint at YouTube, Milstein had worked in business development at AOL.


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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