Peter Kafka

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A Year After iPad Launch, News Corp.’s Daily Comes to (Some) Google Tablets

A year after it launched on Apple’s iPad (and much later than AllThingsD had reported), News Corp.’s Daily tablet newspaper has made it to Google’s Android. It will come preloaded on some tablet models marketed via Verizon Wireless, starting with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 this month. Verizon was a launch sponsor for the Daily a year ago; News Corp. also owns this Web site.


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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