Peter Kafka

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Google Bumps Up Size, Cost of Motorola Cuts

Google says that cuts at its newly acquired Motorola Mobility unit will be broader than it first thought, and it will now spend $300 million on severance charges. In August, the company told investors that those charges would cost $275 million. Google says it will also spend another $90 million on “other charges related to facility and market exits,” and says more cuts and charges may come, “some of which may be significant.”


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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