Kara Swisher

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CrowdSource Raises $12.5 Million for Enterprise Tasks

CrowdSource, which uses hundreds of thousands of workers to manage labor-intensive enterprise tasks, raised $12.5 million in a Series A round. The funding was led by Highland Capital Partners. The start-up, which focuses on content creation and structuring big data, said it will use the investment to expand offerings, add more workers and increase sales and marketing.


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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