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Apartment Rental Start-Up Zumper Closes $1 Million in Seed Round

Zumper, an apartment rental listing Web site that matches landlords with prospective tenants, announced the closing of its seed funding round on Thursday morning, raising $1 million. The group of initial investors includes Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners, NEA and CrunchFund, among others. The team plans to use the capital to expand its engineering resources and continue expanding its rental platform.


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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