Lauren Goode

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Update: Peek Kills Off Devices, but Nabs $15 Million in Funding

Just yesterday, it was reported that Peek Inc. was killing its email-and-Twitter-friendly handset devices. Today, VentureBeat says that Peek has raised $15 million, confirmed by CEO Amol Sarva, to help fund an aggressive expansion of its cloud platform for low-end feature phones in Asia.


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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