Liz Gannes

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Israeli Publisher Tools Vendor Conduit Valued at $1.3 Billion

Conduit, the Israeli provider of toolbars and other “engagement” products for publishers, got a big number attached to its name today: A valuation of $1.3 billion. As had been rumored (but for double the price), early Conduit investor Yozma Venture Capital sold off its stake. J.P. Morgan’s Digital Growth Fund bought 7 percent of the company for $100 million, with Conduit’s founders maintaining their controlling stake.


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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