Liz Gannes

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Andreessen Horowitz Gives $22M to Flirting Site Skout

Skout, a social discovery start-up, has raised $22 million from Andreessen Horowitz. The smartphone app for flirting with nearby people has seen strong international adoption, though it isn’t sharing its total number of users. Skout used to be more like Foursquare — also backed by AH — but it got much more traction when it turned toward dating. AH also backed a flirting app called LikeALittle, which is currently revamping itself to be called Circle.


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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