Liz Gannes

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Hearsay Social Raises $18M to Help Big Brands Get Social Locally

Just five months after launching, Hearsay Social has raised $18 million in Series B funding led by NEA and including Sequoia Capital for its social media products addressing large brands with local presences. The company also launched new features including a tracker for “rogue pages” that illicitly represent a company’s brand. Hearsay’s largest customer contingents are in retail, financial services and direct sales.


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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