Peter Kafka

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Thomas Hesse, Bertelsmann’s Top Digital Exec, Steps Down

Thomas Hesse, the executive in charge of Bertelsmann’s business development and digital ventures, is leaving the company. The German media giant says Hesse won’t be replaced, and that CEO  Thomas Rabe will assume his responsibilities. Hesse joined Bertelsmann in 2012; he had previously overseen Sony Music’s digital operations.


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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