Liz Gannes

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TripAdvisor Makes Itself Available Offline to Help Travelers Avoid Roaming Charges

For travelers who venture to faraway places and would rather not incur roaming charges, TripAdvisor this week launched an iPhone app called City Guides with a heavy offline component. The app hooks into 20 major cities’ worth of TripAdvisor user reviews, maps, self-guided tours and offline maps that tie into GPS and compass navigation. Users download the guides they need in advance.


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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