Liz Gannes

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Bright Gets $6M for Formula for Matching Job Seekers to Job Openings

Bright has spent the past 18 months trying to create a formula that mimics and improves on the human-intensive process of sifting through resumes to find qualified candidates for a certain job. Today, the company — backed with $6 million in founder and angel funding — is making its Bright Scores available publicly for job seekers and employers. It will try to get distribution deals through existing applicant tracking software providers.


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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