Peter Kafka

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Group Commerce Adds CBS to Its Offer Roster

Group Commerce, the year-old start-up that operates “white label” e-commerce services for big media companies, has another notch in its belt. The New York-based company is now powering offers for 29 CBS radio stations, bringing its roster total to 15 clients, including the New York Times and Meredith Corp. CEO Jonty Kelt says his company plans to add several dozen more clients this year as it starts working with smaller publishers.


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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