Peter Kafka

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Tablet Reading Apps Zite, Pulse Strike Publisher Deals

More tablet experimentation from publishers, this time via reading apps Pulse and Zite. Pulse, which already offered readers excerpts from Bonnier’s Popular Science magazine, will now be doing that with 20 other Bonnier titles. And Zite will be bringing content from eight publishers — including VentureBeat, CNN and AOL’s Huffington Post — to its apps.


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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