Liz Gannes

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UberConference Maker Firespotter Snags $15 Million Led by Andreessen Horowitz

Firespotter Labs, which was founded by Craig Walker of GrandCentral and incubated at Google Ventures, has received a $15 million Series B round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with Blake Krikorian joining its board. Though Firespotter had experimented with restaurant and general ratings apps, the funding is for the company to direct toward communications and telephony products like the new UberConference, it said.


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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