Liz Gannes

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Former Yahoo Chief Technologist Joins Twitter Through Bagcheck Acquisition

Twitter has acquired Bagcheck, a site devoted to documenting personal product collections, bringing on board co-founder Sam Pullara for its engineering team. Pullara was previously chief technologist at Yahoo, before leaving to become an entrepreneur in residence at Benchmark Capital. Bagcheck, which is staying online for now, had raised funding from Sutter Hill Ventures and Morado Ventures.

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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