Lauren Goode

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I’ll Take SugarSync With That Samsung Galaxy S III, Please

Samsung Galaxy S III owners in the U.S. might not be able to get all that free Dropbox storage, but competing service SugarSync will now be made available as the back-end cloud service on all new Samsung mobile devices — starting with the Galaxy S III. SugarSync, which has already sweetened Samsung’s “smart” TVs, will power the AllShare Play app on Samsung mobile phones and tablets both in the U.S. and abroad; users will also be prompted to sign up for SugarSync to claim five free gigabytes of storage — which Dropbox and Google Drive also offer to new users.


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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