Peter Kafka

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Yahoo Overhauls “My Yahoo” Personalized Home Page, Courts iGoogle Users

Marissa Mayer’s ongoing face-lift for Yahoo products continues with a new look for the company’s “My Yahoo” personalized home page. As part of the overhaul, Yahoo pointedly includes an importing tool to help iGoogle users bring their content over; Google is set to shut down its version of the same product in November.


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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