Peter Kafka

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Google’s 2012 M&A Tab: Motorola Plus $458 Million and Counting

Did Google buy your start-up this year? If so, they spent an average of $19 million on it: The search giant says it spent $458 million on 24 acquisitions through June 30 of this year. That’s in addition, of course, to the $12.5 billion it spent on Motorola Mobility.


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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