Peter Kafka

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Flurry, the Apps Analytics Start-Up That Enraged Steve Jobs, Raises $15 Million

Some start-ups might curl up and die when Steve Jobs singles them out for criticism. But Flurry seems to be doing okay: The app analytics company, which enraged Jobs by peering into Apple’s iPad launch plans and publishing the results, has raised another $15 million in a round led by Menlo Ventures. Existing investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson, InterWest, First Round Capital and Union Square Venture re-upped, too.


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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