Peter Kafka

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Buddy Media Adds Brighter Option to Help Brands Buy Facebook Ads

Buddy Media, a start-up that helps brands manage their presence on Facebook, is now going to help them buy ads, too. The New York-based company has acquired Brighter Option, a “Facebook ads API company” that helps brands purchase media on the social network. WPP, the ad giant that invested in Buddy Media in 2010, says it will use Buddy/Brighter exclusively to manage its clients’ Facebook ad buys.


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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