Kara Swisher

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Luminate Raises $10.7M in New Funding, Adds Image App Store

Luminate, the Silicon Valley start-up aimed at making digital images interactive, said it had raised $10.7 million in a Series C round of funding, led by Nokia Growth Partners and also including existing investors. It also said it was launching an Image App Store to “provide a central location for publishers to browse and choose the specific image apps they wish to leverage for their sites.”


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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