Liz Gannes

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Smarterer Wins $1.75M for Skills Quizzes

The skill-quizzing site Smarterer has raised $1.75 million in Series A funding from investors including True Ventures and Google Ventures. Smarterer’s Microsoft Excel test has been taken more than 42,000 times, and all together users have answered more than 10 million questions so far.


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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