Lauren Goode

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Office-for-iPad App CloudOn Adds Box, DropBox and More

CloudOn, a free application that has partnered with Microsoft to bring Office applications to the iPad, is rolling out a new version of its app that adds Box, DropBox and Adobe Reader. Users can now log in to their existing cloud-storage accounts and view and update files directly from CloudOn. The app first launched in January, and says it has seen close to a million downloads. A competing app, OnLive, also offers iPad users access to Microsoft Office, but has come under fire from Microsoft for allegedly violating licensing terms.


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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