Liz Gannes

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After Nearly Doubling Its Userbase in Three Months, Instagram Will Finally Come to Android

Instagram continues to throw off ridiculous numbers. Apple’s iPhone app of the year is now at 27 million users, having grown from 15 million in December, co-founders Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom said today at SXSW. Those photo-sharers are all on the iPhone, but an Android app is in testing now and will be out “really soon,” they said.

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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