Peter Kafka

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Make the Googleplex 25 Percent Bigger! Google Adding More Than 6,000 Hires This Year

Google plans its “biggest hiring year in company history” in 2011, the company announced today. That means something north of 6,000 new hires, which was the company’s previous record, set in 2007. And that will push Google’s total head count above 30,000 by the end of the year. Last year Google added more than 4,500 bodies. Bear in mind that many of those came via acquisitions, like the AdMob deal.


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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