Arik Hesseldahl

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Time Warner Cable Acquires NaviSite for $230 Million

Time Warner Cable Inc. announced today it had reached a deal to acquire NaviSite, a cloud services and Web-hosting company, for $230 million in cash. Time-Warner, which is the second largest cable-TV provider in the U.S. as well as a significant player in residential broadband, said the transaction would expand its commercial broadband business by providing an entry into the business of selling managed services for small- and medium-size companies. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.


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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