Liz Gannes

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Flipped Off: Flipboard Blocked in China

The Chinese government has blocked local access to the social news app Flipboard, according to CEO Mike McCue. It’s at least consistent with China’s attitude toward the services whose content Flipboard delivers: Twitter, Facebook and Flickr have all been blocked. iPads are quite popular in China, with analysts estimating hundreds of thousands of them have been sold there. McCue said Flipboard was being used in China by “lots of folks” before it was blocked.


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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