Liz Gannes

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Google Officially Shuts Down the Neglected Aardvark

Google will close its social search tool Aardvark, which had been seemingly left untouched since being acquired in February 2010. The move comes as part of a larger housecleaning that includes cutting Google Labs and Slide. The Aardvark founders said in a blog post that they are excited that Google+ is already a bigger “place to share knowledge online” than vark.com was.


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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