Liz Gannes

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Is This the Bottom of the Barrel? Google Cuts a Few More Features.

Google, in continuing its efforts to “put more wood behind fewer arrows,” has shuttered all sorts of products in the past year. Today, it seems to be scraping the bottom of the barrel to add another four: Google Apps for Teams (for organizations that want to use apps but not Gmail), Google Listen (a podcast app made redundant by other Google Play apps), Google Video for Business (made redundant by Google Drive) and some corporate blogs that are updated infrequently.


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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