Liz Gannes

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$10M More for Bubble Motion's "Voice Twitter"

“Bubbly” is what they’re calling it in Silicon Valley these days, but it’s also the name of the voice-based mobile social networking service with seven million users across Asia, all of them paying customers via subscription fees or per-SMS charges. The company behind Bubbly, Bubble Motion, has raised $10 million in additional funding led by SingTel Innov8 and including Infocomm Investments and previous investors like Sequoia Capital. This brings Bubble Motion to more than $40 million raised, though the company went through multiple lives before Bubbly took off.


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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