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Month: October 2006 (page 1 of 3)

The big YouTube payoff.

From Mark Cuban’s blog, some intimate details on the Google YouTube Deal. This analysis is interesting because, according to Cuban’s informant, as much as $500 million of the $1.62 billion deal may have been set aside to pay off copyright infringement claims.… Read the rest

Rappers Descend on DC, Demand Hip-Hop Poet Laureate

“rappers from across the country protested the appointment of Donald Hall, a reclusive white man, to the position of Poet Laureate of the United States”: TheSpoof.com : Rappers Descend on DC, Demand Hip-Hop Poet Laureate

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Marie Antoinette.

Kirsten Dunst as Marie Antoinette The problem with Marie Antoinette is that it ends before the title character is executed. After watching that much profligate waste for two hours, I could understand the peasants’ rage perfectly. And by waste, I don’t just mean the French court’s–I mean Sofia Coppola’s.… Read the rest

3 business models that always work.

Hard to tell if this is serious or a joke but boiled down (“promote, promote, promote”) it makes sense: 3 business models that always work for everybody

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Contact lenses made of sugar glass and silk.

“I will stave off any more comments and just direct you to scoop up the book. It is like buying tiny contact lenses for the entirety of your perception, lenses made of sugar glass and strands of silk.” How could you resist buying a $7 book when the reviewer concludes this way?… Read the rest

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