Liz Gannes

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Archives.com Joins the Ancestry.com Family for $100M

Following its high-profile release of the 1940 U.S. Census as official government partner, Archives.com is being bought by Ancestry.com for $100 million in cash. While Archives.com team members will move over with the acquisition, the company they came out of, Inflection, will stay independent and plans “a major new product offering in the online identity space.”


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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