Lauren Goode

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Fab.com Ditches Google+ in Favor of Pinterest

Fab.com, the shopping Web site that raised $40 million late last year in a Series B round led by Andreessen Horowitz, has revamped its site to highlight more social features, including the ability to filter its live shopping feed by category, buy straight from the feed and see what Facebook friends are buying. Fab has also removed its Google+ button in favor of a Pinterest pin. The company claims four million members in the 10 months since its launch.


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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