Liz Gannes

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Glassdoor Takes $12M for Job Review Site

Glassdoor, perhaps the only gossip site that can actually improve your quality of life, has raised $12 million in Series C funding led by new investor Battery Ventures and including existing investors Benchmark Capital and Sutter Hill Ventures. The company has user-contributed (and moderator-reviewed, before posting) salary data and employer reviews on 110,000 companies in more than 100 countries. Launched right before the recession hit in 2008, the site has grown to 3.5 million monthly uniques, and CEO Robert Hohman said he thinks it’s “time to lean into it as the economy is recovering.”


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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