Liz Gannes

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Educational Game Maker MindSnacks Wins $6.5M From Sequoia Capital

MindSnacks, which makes language-learning and test-prep apps for iOS, has raised $6.5 million from Sequoia Capital to expand into categories like geography and math. The San Francisco-based company’s games, which have been downloaded more than four million times, are generally free to download, and cost $4.99 to upgrade to more levels.


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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