Liz Gannes

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Tagged, You're It: Social Network Buys Digsby IM Client

The social network Tagged has acquired Digsby, which makes a multiprotocol instant messenger and social network notification client for Windows. Terms were not disclosed, but Rochester-based Digsby has three million registered users and raised $500,000 in angel funding. Tagged said it plans to keep Digsby available, and it will be moving the Digsby team to its San Francisco office.


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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