Kara Swisher

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Symantec Buys LiveOffice for $115 Million

Symantec said it had acquired LiveOffice, a privately-held cloud-based archiving company, for about $115 million. The security software company said the “acquisition will extend Symantec’s intelligent information governance offering to the cloud, providing customers choice between on-premise, cloud or hybrid delivery of Symantec solutions.” (Yes, the company actually said that.)


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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