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Visual Voicemail Start-Up YouMail Raises More Capital, Hits One Billion Calls Taken

YouMail, maker of the Visual Voicemail Plus mobile app, said Thursday its program has now been used to answer more than a billion calls on iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and other devices. The Irvine, Calif.-based company also noted it has now raised a total of $12.5 million since 2007, including a new funding round made up of VantagePoint Capital Partners, Siemer Ventures and Tech Coast Angels.


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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