Liz Gannes

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PlanGrid Funded for Bringing Construction Project Blueprints to iPads

PlanGrid, which makes a freemium iPad app for people working on construction projects to manage blueprints, has raised $1.1 million in seed money. Founded by two construction engineers and two software engineers, the company attracted funding from a number of Silicon Valley angels, as well as one of the first strategic investments by Box.net, after graduating from the Y Combinator program.


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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