Kara Swisher

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LinkedIn Buys ChoiceVendor

Silicon Valley-based professional social networking site LinkedIn said in a press release that it has acquired ChoiceVendor, a San Francisco start-up that “provides real-world ratings and reviews of business-to-business service providers in more than 70 categories across the United States.”

Financial terms of the acquisition are not being released.


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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