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Prismatic’s Sleek Newsreader, Now Available as an App

Prismatic, the interest-based newsfeed start-up that aims to better personalize reading and news discovery, launched its iPhone app on Thursday. To stand out among the glut of newsreader apps currently available, Prismatic prides itself on extremely fast browsing and a refined user interface with creative use of gesture-based navigation. Most interesting is the use of local inputs that serve up news content based on your location.


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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