Liz Gannes

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Get Satisfaction Puts $10 Million in the Bank

Get Satisfaction, which provides online customer community tools, has raised $10 million from investors, including InterWest Partners, for its first funding round in two years. The San Francisco-based company plans to spend the money on translations and other product development, as well as acquisitions, said CEO Wendy Lea. Lea said she’s hoping for $10 million in revenue this year, up from $2 million last year.


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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