Lauren Goode

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Office-for-iPad App CloudOn Raises $16 Million in Series B Funding

CloudOn, an application for accessing Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Reader and DropBox on iPads and Android tablets, has raised $16 million in Series B funding today from Social+Capital, TransLink Capital and existing investors Foundation Capital and Rembrandt Venture Partners. The company first launched in January 2012, and claims more than one million downloads in the past five months. The app is currently free, though CloudOn has said it may introduce a tiered pricing structure.


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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