Peter Kafka

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Spotify Says It Added a Million Subscribers in Six Months

Spotify says it now has 15 million “active users,” and four million paying subscribers worldwide. The latter number is most crucial for the service, and it’s up from three million in January and 1.5 million a year ago, before it launched in the U.S.


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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