Liz Gannes

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From the Rubble of Google’s Slide Shutdown Comes Prizes.org Crowdsourcing Apps

Prizes.org, the sole product of Slide that Google is not shutting down, today released mobile apps for Android and iOS. Built by Slide’s China-based team, Prizes.org is a crowdsourced platform for contests with cash prizes that launched in August.


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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