Peter Kafka

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Flipboard's Newest Feature: Oprah

Buzzy iPad app Flipboard has a new talking point: Professional talker Oprah Winfrey. The social news service has struck a deal with OWN, the new cable network Winfrey is launching with Discovery, to give the TV host dedicated space on its home page. It’s the first time the app has struck that kind of a deal with a publisher, but it will presumably look to do more as it grows into a $200 million valuation.


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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