Peter Kafka

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Canadian Investors Bet $20 Million on Hootsuite

Investors are putting $20 million into Hootsuite, the social media management platform. Canadian fund OMERS Ventures has acquired the stake in the four-year-old company via secondary purchases from employees and earlier investors. Hootsuite, which lets marketers track and manage their presence on social platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Google+, says it has “nearly four million” users; it has previously raised $4.9 million in debt and equity.


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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