Liz Gannes

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Caterina Fake’s Pinwheel Is Now Called Findery, After Trademark Dispute

Pinwheel, the geotagged memory service from Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake, is now called Findery. That’s after a photo-sharing start-up called Pinweel got a preliminary injunction for trademark infringement. Both services are small; Pinweel says it has tens of thousands of users, while Findery is not yet open to the public.


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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