Ina Fried

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Apple Tops 25 Billion App Store Downloads as iPad Event Nears

Apple said on Monday that it has now passed 25 billion app downloads (including free ones). The 25-billionth download, a game called “Where’s My Water? Free,” was downloaded by Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China, who will score a $10,000 iTunes gift card.


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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