Don Marti

Sun 22 May 2016 10:22:15 AM PDT

QoTD: Walt Mossberg

But we were seated next to the head of this advertising company, who said to me something like, 'Well, I really always liked AllThingsD and in your first week I think Recode's produced some really interesting stuff.' And I said, 'Great, so you're going to advertise there, right? Or place ads there.' And he said, 'Well, let me just tell you the truth. We're going to place ads there for a little bit, we're going to drop cookies, we're going to figure out who your readers are, we're going to find out what other websites they go to that are way cheaper than your website and then we're gonna pull our ads from your website and move them there.'

Walt Mossberg

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