Liz Gannes

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Piazza Raises $6M for College Class Discussion Platform

Piazza, a Q&A service for discussions of college coursework with the approval and participation of instructors, has raised $6 million in a round led by Bessemer Venture Partners and including Kapor Capital and Felicis Ventures. The company said it has 100,000 users — many of them in computer science and math classes — and that its average daily login lasts four hours.


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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